Born past his due date, the unexpectedly big boy is basically NFL-bound

By Amanda Michelle Steiner
Updated April 08, 2015 03:30 PM
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Born weighing in at 9 lbs., 10 oz., and measuring 23 inches long, Israel David Dillard is one big boy.

After his parents, Jill and Derick Dillard, welcomed him late Monday night, they soon learned their baby is a record breaker.

As Jill, 23, tells PEOPLE exclusively, Israel is the longest baby the hospital has delivered this year. Last year, there was only one baby as long as Israel.

Because of his unexpectedly large size, the 19 Kids and Counting star had to enlist some of the Duggar clan to run out and get different baby clothes. Everything the couple had bought was too small for Israel, including all the onesies, sleepers and even diapers!

At his size, Israel is basically ready to enter the NFL. Jill tells PEOPLE that Derick, 26, is jokingly looking at what positions he could play: “Probably a tight end.” Move over, Rob Gronkowski – the newest addition to the Duggar clan is nipping at your heels. Possibly literally.

19 Kids and Counting airs Tuesdays (9 p.m. ET) on TLC.

Reporting by ALICIA C. DENNIS

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