Seahawks players have pulled off some memorable marriage proposals in recent years.
Free safety Earl Thomas got down on one knee this past summer, popping the question to his high-school sweetheart Nina at his annual youth football camp in Orange, Texas. A week before Thomas' big day, cornerback Richard Sherman posted a photo on his Instagram account from Maui, referring to his long-time girlfriend Ashley, with whom he has a son, as his fiancé. And last season, following a thrilling overtime victory against the Denver Broncos, defensive back DeShawn Shead dropped to one knee at midfield in front of his girlfriend, with Bruno Mars' *Marry You *playing over the CenturyLink Field speakers and a message on the stadium's north video board reading, "Will you marry me Jessica?"
Well, now you can add K.J. Wright to the list of Seattle players that are officially off the market, with the Seahawks linebacker proposing to his girlfriend Natalie on Tuesday. Stealing Shead's idea wasn't on Wright's mind, though.
"Nope, not at all," Wright said from his locker at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Wednesday. "I didn't want to be a copycat."
Wright's proposal came at the Boeing factory in Everett, where Wright, Natalie, and Natalie's father were able to tour the facility. It was an event Wright said he was "very nervous" about and one that he's been planning for "about a month."
"It was a big surprise," Wright said. "I've been thinking about it for a while."
Wright popped the question at the end of the tour in front of a Boeing airplane featuring the prompt, "Natalie will you marry me?" on the side.
"She definitely said yes," he said.