Rutherford alum pops the question after UWF's opening win Thursday

PENSACOLA, FL (WJHG/WECP) As it turned out, Thursday was a particularly big night night for Rutherford alum and current UWF long snapper Austin Johnson.

Austin's team survived a scare in its opener against Carson Newman, winning 19-9. Shortly after the game ended, Austin proposed to his girlfriend Kacey Webber, another U.W.F. student out of Port St. Lucie, with teammates and fans looking on.

She said yes! The tentative wedding date set for late summer. Austin the first named starter in that program's history four years ago! He graduates in December with a degree in Exercise Science!