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Surprise proposal marks ECU spring football game

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - The Pirate's spring football game featured a little bit of everything, big plays, big hits and one big proposal.

No one was expecting that big proposal at halftime either.

What looked like a contest to kick a field goal turned into a marriage proposal as ECU student assistant Clifton Maddox proposed to his girlfriend Hillary Thomas Watkins.

It takes guts to play football, but you really have to have guts to pull off that trick.

Lucky for Maddox, Watkins did say yes!


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