Wisconsin LB proposes to girlfriend at midfield after Badgers top Army

MADISON, Wis. — A University of Wisconsin college football player had a big night Saturday. Not only did the Badgers defeat Army at home, but linebacker Noah Burks also proposed to his girlfriend after the 20-14 victory.

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She said yes.

Burks, a redshirt senior, had four tackles and faced his younger brother, Logan Burks, for the first time, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Noah Burks saved the best for last, proposing to his high school sweetheart, Chandler Backes, at the 50-yard line of Camp Randall Stadium.

A video played on the Camp Randall Stadium video board while the couple stood at midfield surrounded by their families, the newspaper reported.

Burks proposed and Backes quickly accepted, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

“It’s amazing,” Backes, who met Burks while the two were seniors at Carmel High School in Indiana, told the newspaper. “I mean, we’ve been together for six years, so I think we kind of knew we were gonna spend a life together. But it’s so amazing. I’m so happy. I love him so much and I’m so glad that I get to do this journey of life together.”

“Best feeling in the world,” Burks added.

Burks said the engagement plan had been in the works “for a while,” according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

“You know, it just felt like a really special moment that I also just wanted to share with everyone,” Burks told the newspaper. “And obviously, the most important (thing), just making a special way to propose to her.”

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