Football coach proposes to girlfriend after Rams get victory

Published: Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 01:23 AM.

He hugged and kissed Ogles and sent her inside to the field house, where a dozen roses awaited and a note telling her to come back out to the field.

In the mean time, the players lined up on the field, each holding an individual message from Bryant to Ogles, such as “I love your sense of humor,” “I love that you’re a great mom,” “I love your family,” and “I love all your quirks.”

At the end of the line was Bryant, with five players each with a large sign spelling out the message “Colleen, will you marry me?”

Bryant then got down on one knee and proposed. Ogles responded with hug and kiss.

“I know that he would do anything for any of these kids, and I know he does a lot for me and my son,” Ogles said. “He makes time for us even through the football season, and he makes us an important part of his life as well as these kids. He loves where he’s at here, and I definitely say ‘yes.’”

Bryant said he had been working on the details of the proposal for 1 1/2 months and got help from the players, assistant coaches and player moms.

“I wanted the players involved because they’re like my family, considering how much time I put into football and how much the kids, the coaches and the community mean to me,” Bryant said. “She knows she’s not just marrying me. She’s marrying all of us.”

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