January 09, 2018 10:09 AM

Alabama center Bradley Bozeman put an exclamation mark on dramatic night by asking his girlfriend to marry him.

Bozeman, a fifth-year senior and second-year starter, got down on one knee in the postgame pandemonium and popped the question to Nikki Hegstetter. Suffice it to say she was shocked.

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This is Bozeman’s second national championship since arriving on campus in 2013. He tore his ACL as a senior in high school and battled back to take over the starting job once Ryan Kelly left for the NFL. Now he’ll be busy preparing for a possible career in the pros—and planning a wedding.

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