Seattle Seahawks' linebacker K.J. Wright picked a unique manner and location to propose to his girlfriend Tuesday.
Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright was not selected to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday, something a few teammates and coach Pete Carroll said was a glaring omission.
But Wright got the “yes” he said he really wanted Tuesday when he got down on a knee at the end of a tour of Boeing’s Everett facility and proposed to his girlfriend, who readily accepted.
“It was a great day,” Wright said Wednesday (the moment was captured in a photo tweeted by Boeing on Wednesday).
Wright said he got the idea in part after talking with teammate Brock Coyle. Wright wanted to propose in a unique manner but said he didn’t want to copy what teammate DeShawn Shead did a year ago, when he proposed on the field after a Seahawks’ game.
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Wright said his girlfriend’s father is a big fan of airplanes so he wanted to incorporate that into the day. He said an initial idea of flying a banner with the proposal didn’t work out.
Instead, he arranged for his girlfriend’s family to accompany him on the tour of the Boeing facility.
“I was like, ‘We should take your daddy there’ and then I proposed to her at the end,” Wright said. “I was like, ‘We are just going on a tour with your pops and that’s it.’ And then I did it at the end.”
Was he nervous?
“Very nervous,” he said.
Wright said the plan had been in the works for a month or so, and he hadn’t realized it was on the same day Pro Bowl selections were announced.
Carroll said Wright “could easily” have been named to the game.
That was a topic Wright said Wednesday he didn’t want to discuss, happy enough with how the important part of his day developed.
“I think it turned out pretty good,” he said.