Tim Tebow is officially off the market — he is engaged to former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
Tebow, 31, popped the question Wednesday night, according to People magazine, on his family’s farm near Jacksonville, Florida.
People reports the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner had a special arbor and bench installed beside a lake, where he dropped to one knee for the proposal. Tebow told the magazine what he said to Nel-Peters, 23, as he gave her the ring: “This ring is internally flawless, just like you.”
Tebow had secretly flown her family and friends to Florida from South Africa, and they surprised her after his proposal. Her engagement ring is a 7.25-carat solitaire.
Nel-Peters, the 2017 Miss Universe, apparently had no idea Tebow had something planned.
“I’m so excited for the wedding,” she told People, “and I can’t wait to spend forever with Tim.”
Tebow quarterbacked Florida to national championships during the 2006 and 2008 seasons. He was drafted in 2010 by the Denver Broncos, where he played two seasons. He also played for the New York Jets in 2012. Tebow was in camp with the Patriots in 2013, trying to earn a backup spot behind Tom Brady, but he was cut.
Tebow currently plays professional baseball in the New York Mets organization. He also is a college football analyst for the SEC Network.