ATLANTA — The ring was purchased. A photographer was commissioned. A location was not locked down, but JK Scott figured he’d find the perfect spot in Atlanta to ask his girlfriend the biggest question of all.
He promised to not ask on the live telecast of Thursday’s Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN, during which Scott — Alabama’s senior punter — will discover if he’s won the Ray Guy Award.
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“I just never really felt like at peace about doing that,” Scott finally thought.
So, Monday, one day after the Crimson Tide was awarded a place in the College Football Playoff for a fourth consecutive season, Scott and Sydney sat inside his apartment. They talked and prayed together.
“It was like God just spoke to me and told me to do it then,” Scott said.
Scott retrieved the ring.
“Sydney,” he told her, “I hope you don’t get mad about me doing this right now because it’s just simple and we’re just in my apartment.”
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The two met one semester after Scott’s freshman season, a month after the Crimson Tide defeated Clemson to capture the 2015 national championship. Sydney was a cheerleader in that game.
She did not recognize Scott as a football player when they first connected in a classroom.
“She didn’t even know who I was the whole time I was in class,” Scott said. “I actually like that. She told me that she would still love me if I was a garbage man.”
They soon found they went to the same church. Both attended the same Bible study. One year ago, they began …read more
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