For broadcast engineer Jameson Jenkins, a marriage proposal could only be made one way — on the giant video board at Jordan-Hare Stadium at Auburn University.
Jenkins, 20, from Rainbow City, a student employee of Auburn athletics, met Samantha Bradley, of Dothan, last year at the Tigers’ second home game, against Arkansas State.
They both worked for War Eagle Productions, the department that handles the video board and all SEC Network broadcasts on campus, and were on the field preparing for the game. They started dating the following January.
Jenkins said it was only fitting that he use the video board for his proposal, and he got the permission of his boss at War Eagle Productions.
“Being as that it is where we met, it made sense to use the video board,” Jenkins said. “A lot of planning went into it, but it ended up working really well.”
His mother, Melissa Jenkins, loves photographs and came up with the plan for the couple have a photo session with Auburn-area photographer Nathalay Marques. They started at the Student Center Green Space outside the stadium, and then walked through the players’ entrance and onto Pat Dye Field.
After several photos on the field, Bradley was told to look at the video board. As she turned to look, a graphic reading “Samantha, will you marry me?” appeared. As she turned around, Jenkins was on one knee, presenting her an engagement ring.
As expected, Bradley said, “Yes.”
The couple plan to marry in October 2018, and hope to work for Auburn University until retirement.
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