Reggie Bush of the Miami Dolphins to become first-time dad

Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush appears on

Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush appears on the sidelines during the second half of a game against the Jets. (Sept. 23, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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MIAMI -- Reggie Bush is going to become a first-time father.

Bush, the Miami Dolphins' running back, said he and his girlfriend, Lilit Avagyan, are excited about the news.

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"We can't wait," he said Tuesday during a weekly radio appearance in South Florida. "It's an opportunity to bring in a new life and raise a child. I think that's the most special gift to a man and a woman. I look forward to it and to building a family."

They don't know yet whether the baby is a boy or girl.

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