Knox, Neyland, and Tennessee were welcomed by Nashville's TriStar Centennial Hospital with the NICU equivalent of a tailgate.

By Meghan Overdeep
December 09, 2019

A set of newborn triplets from Tennessee are already making national headlines for their team spirit.

On August 3, Nancy Adams and University of Tennessee superfan Jeffery Steele of Pleasant View welcomed three tiny Volunteers fans—two boys and a girl—into their family. The boys, Knox and Neyland, are named after the city where Jeffery grew up and the UT stadium, respectively. The little girl, Tennessee Grace, was given a family name that seemed more than appropriate given the theme.

"We've always been UT fans on this side of the family," grandmother Sherri Steele told The Tennessean. "Jeffery was sitting around thinking ‘I want to center it around UT.'" And, with a little convincing, that was that!

Knox, Neyland, and Tennessee Grace were welcomed by Nashville's TriStar Centennial Hospital with the NICU equivalent of a tailgate. The Tennessean reports that the nurses made special UT-themed name cards, complete with "Go Vols", and even gifted the triplets with special orange-and-white blankets.

The fact that Jeffery managed to convince Nancy, a Vanderbilt Commodores fan, to agree to a Volunteers theme is just one of many incredible parts to this story. According to the couple, who already have a set of nine-year-old twin girls (Hope and Faith) at home, multiples are nowhere to be found in their family tree. Now that's what we call a touchdown.

Congratulations to the happy family!

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