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Giants rookie Jones proposes following Super Bowl win

The Sports Xchange

The Giants' win in Super Bowl XLVI was especially super for one New York rookie.

Amidst the falling confetti following the Giants' 21-17 win over the Patriots in Indianapolis on Sunday night, New York linebacker Greg Jones proposed to his girlfriend. She accepted, ensuring that the 23-year-old Jones has more than one ring in his future.

Jones, who played on special teams during the Giants' victory, left the engagement ring with Christian Hopkins (a tight end on the practice squad) for safekeeping during the game. When the win was sealed, Jones retrieved the ring and proposed.

Jones, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, was the Giants' sixth-round pick (185th overall) in the 2011 draft, after a collegiate career at Michigan State that saw him named a first team All-Big Ten selection in three consecutive seasons, and a first team AP All-American in 2009 and 2010. He played in all 16 games during the regular season, making 26 solo tackles and assisting on five more. He made three solo tackles in the Giants' 20-17 win over San Francisco in the NFC Championship game.

Jones and his future wife, Amanda, met at Michigan State and have been dating for three years, according to a report at NJ.com.

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