Nashville’s three newest Tennessee fans are here. The Steele triplets were born Thursday at Centennial Hospital and might be able to return home before the Vols kick off their season vs. Georgia Tech on Sept. 4.
Knox (4 pounds, 3 ounces), Neyland (3 pounds, 8 ounces) and Tennessee Grace (3 pounds, 12 ounces) are in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), while mother Nancy Adams, 30, is expected to return home Monday. Father Jeffery Steele, 31, is a lifelong Vols fan who convinced his Vanderbilt-supporting fiancée to add some UT flair to their family tree (it helped that “Tennessee” was a family name on Adams’ side).
The infants are expected to spend three to eight weeks in the NICU, per grandmother Sherri Steele. That means they could be in front of the TV for Tennessee-Georgia Tech, as their dad had hoped when SEC Country spoke to him last week.
“It’s gonna be a little different this year,” he said. “We’re gonna have our hands full. There’s going to be some unwanted cheering from the triplets.”
Sherri Steele sent some images from the triplets’ birthday:
Here are other photographs from the pregnancy:
The Steele Family
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Correction: The original post had the wrong day for the triplets’ birth. SEC Country regrets the error.