Wednesday, December 12, 2012 , Updated 5:31 p.m., December 12, 2012
Baby Aggie — nay, 12th man — born on 12/12/12
Here's hoping he was born giving the thumbs up.
Palmer Chad Evans is one lucky little man. Born on the afternoon of 12/12/12, the new baby gets the love of the Aggie Nation, as his parents induced labor on the special date so he could be the "12th man."
The Evanses aren't the only Aggies celebrating, as the school's "War Hymn" was played at 12:12 p.m. on 12/12/12 on several radio stations, and students will celebrate new Aggie Heisman winner Johnny Manziel later on Wednesday in College Station, home of the 12th man. The 12th man is a 90-year-old Aggie tradition -- trademarked, no less -- where Aggie fans stand ready during football games in case the team needs them to play.
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Palmer wasn't supposed to be born on December 12, 2012 in the first place. His parents were due to have their baby on December 13, 2012, but after realizing the awesomeness of a birthdate of 12/12/12, mom Beth Evans -- who is not an Aggie herself -- agreed to be induced one day early.
"She married into this cult," joked dad Chris Evans, a Texas A&M graduate. "I'm not really the type that's into [special dates like 12/12/12], but maybe I am when it comes to Aggie stuff."
Baby Palmer and Beth are doing "great," Chris reports. Palmer "didn't cry one time" while several cameras snapped his photo.
A hospital representative notes that it isn't common to induce early, but since Beth was so close to her due date, doctors deemed it a safe choice.
Welcome to the world, baby Ag. It's a flashy place.
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