INDIANAPOLIS – T.Y. Hilton's Sunday began at 5:15 a.m. when he received a loud knock on his hotel room door.
Hilton's wife, Shantrell, was in labor, almost a month before her scheduled due date.
It was off to the hospital for Hilton to see his daughter, Eugenia, be born around 7:30 a.m.
After spending several hours with his wife and new daughter, Hilton headed to work around 11 a.m. and put in quite the afternoon at the office.
Hilton caught a 73-yard touchdown pass and reached the 1,000-yard mark for the second straight season.
What did Hilton's teammates have to say about the crazy afternoon for the Colts third-year pro?
Chuck PaganoOn T.Y. Hilton's day:
"This morning, it started really early. I got a call at 5:30. My alarm was set for I think 8:15. We have nine o'clock pregame meal, so you can get a little extra sleep. Got a call 5:30 a.m., he was on his way to the hospital and he let me know that his wife went into labor. Congratulations to T.Y. and his wife and family. I don't know the exact time, but I think it's Eugenia Emma Hilton was born this morning. Seven pounds, he said seven, seven so I don't know if it's seven pounds, seven ounces. It can't be real long, as little as T.Y. is. It's probably under 18. But anyway, everybody's good, everybody's healthy. Then to come out and play the way he played, four catches, 122 yards and one touchdown. Heck of a day for T.Y., heck of a day. Pretty emotional afterwards. It's God's greatest gift. He's got two boys and he's got a little girl now. I said, 'That's it right? You done?' He said, 'Yeah, I'm done. That's it.'"
Andrew LuckOn if he thought T.Y. Hilton would miss kickoff:**
"No, I figured he would play, and if he didn't, that's personal family stuff. You realize there are some things more important than a football game on a Sunday afternoon, but I think everybody's super, super stoked for T.Y. I'm sure he's going to sleep about 24 straight hours after this, but what a wonderful day for his family."
Donte MoncriefOn if he was worried about Hilton making it to kickoff:**
"Actually, I didn't know about it. I didn't even know that he wasn't here at the time he came in. I asked, 'Where have you been at, T.Y.?' and he told me he had his baby girl so it was kind of emotional for him and I knew he was going to have a good day."