In what has to be the first marriage proposal using football practice film, Houston Westfield High offensive coordinator Justin Outten popped the question with the help of his entire team. Only in Texas.
Now, you may be asking yourself, "How did he get his girlfriend to watch prep practice film when I can't even get mine to watch the Super Bowl?" But Outten game planned this one to a tee.
The former Syracuse University offensive lineman orchestrated a faux fight involving the entire Westfield squad, and he piqued her curiosity with a text. Once the team's video coordinator edited the film on Hudl — a website used by football coaches to track practice and game film — Outten showed her the melee.
While addressing his team on the video, he and the roughly 75 players turned to the camera and got down on one knee. Outten unveiled a sign that read, "Vee will you marry me?" As she watched this unfold, he kneeled beside her with a ring and said, "I want to spend the rest of my life with you."
Outten, of course, also captured the in-person proposal on film, too. After some confusion and what must have seemed like an eternity of suspense, Vee responded in the affirmative. All in all, a well-executed play.
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