Watch Bradley Bozeman propose to girlfriend after national championship

  • Watch Bradley Bozeman propose to girlfriend after national championship

Watch Bradley Bozeman propose to girlfriend after national championship

Just moments after the Crimson Tide's OT thriller to beat Georgia for the national championship, Bozeman found his girlfriend Nikki Hegstetter and got down on his knee for the time-honored tradition of a celebratory athlete proposing to his girlfriend on the sidelines. Of course, it was only going to happen like that if the end result worked out in Alabama's favor.

"I was thinking how I'd do it, but I completely left my mind, and I just went for it", said Bozeman, who gave his fellow offensive lineman a warning about five minutes before the big moment. "But it was great, a great experience". Now, he's off to the NFL, with two national championship rings under his belt.

The Bama win was Bozeman's final game in a uniform for the Crimson Tide, so he capped off his college football career with serious romantic swagger.

We asked Bozeman what he was more anxious for: the game or the proposal following it.

Bozeman said one of the team nutritionists held onto the ring during the game, and gave it to him wrapped in a newspaper to hide the surprise. He said he would have waited for another day if Georgia managed to defeat Alabama in the overtime face-off.

Bozeman and Hegstetter, a former University of Alabama basketball player, haven't set a date or location for the wedding, but are leaning towards April 2019, per ESPN.