COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A University of Michigan football fan has proposed to his girlfriend on hostile territory: the field of archrival Ohio State.
Johnny Wakefield paid $150 to use Ohio Stadium in Columbus Tuesday evening to pop the question to Abbey Zellers, a Buckeyes fan.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that when Wakefield led her to the 50-yard line, the 28-year-old Zellers feared they’d be kicked out. She says she was in “total shock” when the proposal came, and she said yes right away.
She grew up near Akron following Ohio State. The 27-year-old Wakefield works in central Ohio but picked up his admiration for the Michigan Wolverines from his parents, who are Detroit natives.
Ohio State’s athletic department says it gets about five such proposal requests for the stadium each year.
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