The Seattle Seahawks may have come up short earlier in February at Super Bowl XLIX, but controversial cornerback Richard Sherman found personal victory with the birth of his first child, last week.

Born February 5th to mother Ashley Moss, the child of a football star wouldn't ordinarily be big MK news -- but ESPN report the baby's name is Rayden!

Not surprisingly, the news has many outlets speculating a Mortal Kombat connection. Better known as Raiden in the original games - the thunder god appeared frequently in multimedia with the modified "Rayden" moniker, including movies, television, and even ported versions of the games.

Sherman wouldn't be the first to draw inspiration from the popular fighting game series! MK Online staffer paid loose homage to Jax when naming his son, Jackson.

Congratulations to the new parents! Watch Sherman's teammate Marshawn "Beast Mode" Lynch enter the Mortal Kombat arena to take on Patriots' Rob Gronkowski in Conan's Clueless Gamer!