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There will be a familiar face on the football field tonight for many University of Georgia football fans. Former UGA football player David Andrews will be making his second Super Bowl appearance in tonight’s game. David is the starting center for the New England Patriots, and he won his first Super Bowl ring last year in their victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Tonight, David and the Patriots are looking for a back-to-back win. While David is playing to get a ring tonight, he was once the one giving a ring on the field.

 

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In the fall of 2015, David’s then-girlfriend, Mackenzie Dempsey, was the one who scored another kind of ring on the field–an engagement ring. One October night, David brought Mackenzie onto Sanford Stadium, even though there was no game. David told her they were heading there for a letter-men event. The couple walked out to the Georgia “G” on the 50 yard line. David got down on one knee and proposed to Mackenzie in the middle of the field. 

 

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Close family members and friends watched from the club section of the stadium. They ran out to meet and congratulate the couple on the field after she said, “Yes.” Afterwards, the couple celebrated their engagement at General Beauregard’s in downtown Athens, the same bar where they had their first kiss in 2013.  

 

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David and his now wife Mackenzie spent numerous Saturdays between the hedges. The couple met while they were students at UGA and began dating during their junior year. David played center for UGA from 2012-2014, and Mackenzie was a cheerleader. During his senior year at Georgia, David won Vince Dooley’s Most Valuable Player Award and was one of the six finalists for the Rimington Trophy.

 

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The couple wed in April of 2017 at Walnut Hill Farm Event Center in Dalton, Georgia. The bridal party included four maids of honor, eight bridesmaids, one best man, 11 groomsmen, two flower girls, and two ring bearers.   

 

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Blane Marable is a wedding photographer in Athens, Georgia. Blane had known the couple for years from photographing UGA football games. “It went perfectly,” Blane said of the proposal. “This was a big year of proposals for Georgia football players.  David’s friends Jake Ganus and Kolton Houston also had me to capture their proposal. Lot of fun memories from that year!”  For more pictures of their engagement as well as other Athens’s weddings and engagements, visit http://www.blanemarable.com.  

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