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Giants rookie proposes to girlfriend on the field after the Super Bowl

Chris Chase
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On Sunday night, while his New York Giants teammates were celebrating winning a ring, linebacker Greg Jones was giving one away.

The rookie took to a knee on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium after his team's victory in Super Bowl XLVI and proposed to his college sweetheart, Amanda. Confetti was still falling from the rafters when Jones' girlfriend accepted.

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"She was bawling," Jones told NJ.com on Monday morning. "I was like, 'I don't know how long she's going to keep crying.'"

Practice squad tight end Christian Hopkins held the ring during the game, then gave it to Jones after Tom Brady's Hail Mary fell incomplete. Had Rob Gronkowski caught that ball, Jones said he would have waited until another time to propose.

The couple met each other at Michigan State. Jones starred on the football team, while his future bride played basketball.

Jones spent most of his first year playing special teams for the Giants.

His story brings to mind that of former Boise State running back Ian Johnson, who proposed to his cheerleader girlfriend on the field after the Broncos' wild Fiesta Bowl victory in 2007.

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