She said yes!

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One Bulldog football fan has a game day souvenir that will last a lifetime. Nadine Abu Azzam is sporting a sparkler from linebacker superstar Colby Ring, who proposed to Azzam before Saturday’s game at Malosky Stadium. And she said yes.

"I could not have been more surprised but definitely the happiest day of my life! My family and his family were very sneaky and somehow got away with this, which is weird because I am usually the sneaky one and find out surprises. We haven't decided on the date, we're just enjoying the engagement right now before things get hectic," says Abu Azzam.

UMD phographer Brett Groehler was there to capture the play-by-play of Ring’s proposal.

Ring proposes to girlfriend  
Azzam reacts to Ring's proposal  
Ring kisses Azzam  
An emotional moment for Ring and Azzam  
Another emotional moment  
Azzam, newly engaged  

When asked about a wedding date, Ring replied that he’d better worry about getting a full time-job first.

Abu Azzam and Ring have been dating for 3 ½ years and will both graduate this spring.

You can read more about the proposal and Saturday's game, here.

Congratulations, Nadine and Colby!




Story by Lori C. Melton

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