The couple met on Twitter last year
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Credit: Courtesy Sarah Colonna and Jon Ryan

Comedian Sarah Colonna just got a great birthday present: She’s engaged!

Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan, 33, popped the question at his home in Newcastle, Washington on Sunday – one day before Colonna turned 40.

“It was a complete surprise. We are both so excited. I definitely wasn’t expecting it when I arrived in Seattle last night,” Colonna tells PEOPLE of the proposal. “Jon called both of my parents to ask their permission, which they happily gave.”

The stars first connected on social media and have been together for almost a year.

“We actually met via Twitter, after Jon met Ross Mathews at the NFC Championship game last year and asked Ross to ‘put in a good word’ for him, then Tweeted me to get my attention,” says Colonna, a New York Times bestselling author and former Chelsea Lately regular. “And – well, it worked. We began dating shortly after in February, and we both just knew we had found our perfect match.”

Sounds like a touchdown to us. Congrats to the happy couple!

Reporting by JULIE JORDAN