May 24, 2016 10:15 PM

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It’s a boy for AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb-McCarron!

Son Raymond Anthony McCarron III, aka Tripp, arrived Tuesday, May 24, the football star announced via social media. He weighed in at 8 lbs., 1 oz. and was 21½ inches long.

“Little man is here. We have a beautiful little boy a part of our family now,” he wrote on Twitter. “Wow is he a long one! We love you Tripp McCarron #proudparents”

“Thank you all for the well wishes for our family. Katherine and I are so thankful for this beautiful baby boy. We appreciate all the kind messages sent to us – thank you,” the NFL star continued on Facebook.

“Tripp arrived Tuesday night and was 8.1 and 21.5″ long. His full name is Raymond Anthony McCarron, III. He has huge hands and feet already. LOL Feet so big they wouldn’t fit on his stickers. Mom and Baby are doing great! We are truly blessed. Thank you all again for the well wishes and kind comments. We are very blessed to say the least.”

Tripp is the first child for the couple, who began dating in 2012 and were married in July 2014 in Orange Beach, Alabama after a four-month engagement. He joins their dog Mac as the newest addition to the McCarron family.

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The former Miss Alabama, 27, has been giving peeks into her journey toward motherhood on Instagram. Her baby shower this past January had a Cincinnati Bengals theme to honor McCarron, 25, who is the quarterback.

We’ve also gotten glimpses of Webb-McCarron’s baby belly and gear haul, where eagle-eyed viewers could catch a glimpse of the couple’s new son’s name on his baby blanket in a photo she posted in April.

Webb-McCarron announced her pregnancy this past December via an ultrasound photo on Instagram, where she wrote, “AJ and I feel beyond blessed and grateful to FINALLY announce after 4 months we have been keeping a secret! We are having a BOY!

“Thank you all so much for your prayers for us as it hasn’t been an easy journey. We thank God everyday for this wonderful blessing and can’t wait to share this journey with all of you!!” the caption continued.

Jen Juneau

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