Godfrey native surprises SEMO athletic trainer with proposal at football practice

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO- The next big date on the Southeast Missouri State  football team calendar is likely September 2, 2017, when the Redhawks travel to Lawrence, Kansas to take on the Jayhawks. But senior wide receiver Tyler McLemore and assistant athletic trainer Holly Reynolds will likely always have a fond spot in their hearts for June 28, 2017. It’s the day McLemore asked Reynolds to marry him.

A video posted to YouTube by coach Tom Matukewicz shows how the staff asked Reynolds to assist with a drill, when McLemore, a Godfrey, IL native and Alton High School graduate, pops up on a video to pop the question.

“I knew from the day I met you I wanted to make you mine forever,” he said. “Hollyce Marie Reynolds, will you marry me?”

McLemore then surprises her on the field with a ring.

The team’s reaction tells you the rest.

McLemore says they met when he first reported on weigh-in day as a freshman four years ago. She recognized his name after having met his parents at a Cape area Target store.

They’ve been a couple for three years, he said.