It doesn't matter how old you are or how famous you become — everyone needs their mama.

Miami Dolphins linebacker Jerome Baker was desperately looking for his mom during a home game against the New York Jets on November 3. Video captured by NFL Films shows Baker repeatedly asking his teammates to help him find his mom in the stands.  



According to The Sun Sentinel, the linebacker had a ticket reserved for his mom, Theodora, after she flew from Cleveland to Miami for a visit. Although he'd seen her before going to the game, Baker thought his mom might have stayed home to cook instead of coming to the stadium. 

So he spent most of the game looking for his mom.  

“If you look at the video, I was clean at one point. Then later on, I had a little bit of dirt on me. Then later on, I was full of dirt. It was like the whole game, I was saying, ‘Where’s my mom? Where’s my mom?’" Baker told the Sun Sentinel. "It was just a funny moment I didn’t realize, but I was definitely looking for my mom a lot.”

"Bro, where is my mama? I can't find my mama, bro," he's heard saying at the start of the clip. 

At one point in the video, Baker thinks he saw his mom. But he then realizes that he is mistaken, so he continues his search.

"Where is my mama?" he says after making a play and coming back to the sideline.

One teammate asks Baker if he's good.

"Yeah, I'm looking for my mama, bro," the linebacker responds."I can't see her."

Again, the second-year player makes a tackle and starts looking at the crowd between plays to find his mother.

"Where is she at?" he said. "Where is my mama?"

The 22-year-old said he rarely looks in the stands to find his family, but he continued searching during this game and finally found his mom in section 103, row 10. 

"I tried to count up [the rows], but there were too many people. So I looked again, I couldn’t find her. I couldn’t find her. So finally, toward the end of the game, I just stood there until I found her," he told the Sun Sentinel. "And it was weird because she was wearing this big orange shirt, and I should’ve found her sooner than that. But it all worked out.”

When he went home after the Dolphins' win, Baker enjoyed his mom's turkey chops, mashed potatoes, spinach and cornbread.

“I pigged out and that was it," he said. "Honestly after I ate, I don’t really remember much before going to sleep.”

The former Ohio State linebacker has created a t-shirt in honor of the viral video. 

"Did you get your 'Where My Mama' yet???" Baker wrote on Twitter. "The holiday is coming up too, would be a great gift! Get then while you can.. won’t be available for long!"


According to Today, Baker saw his mom again when the Dolphins visited the Browns a few weeks later in his hometown, Cleveland.  

“Through the years, he began to watch and want to play football morning, noon and night,” Theodora told Cleveland.com. “I never imagined one day we’d be here watching him play in Cleveland’s stadium. Our whole family is so proud of him. But when he comes home I still work him (around the house). Nothing has changed.”