Tim Tebow gets engaged to 2017 Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow

Sorry, ladies. Tim Tebow is an engaged man.

The former National Football League and University of Florida quarterback announced his engagement Thursday to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters on Instagram. "Demi Leigh Nel-Peters, I love you", he said.

Nel-Peters posted the same photo on her Instagram account, writing: "Any dreams I've ever had, you've exceeded them all!"

Tim said he "can't wait" to plan the wedding, adding, "I'm sure she's got some great ideas".

"You represented Miss. Universe so well!" he wrote. According to People, the 31-year-old Tebow secretly had his now-fiancée's family and friends flown to Florida to witness the sunset proposal, which included an arbor and a "specially made bench that was engraved with the date the couple first met". "I was excited", he said.

Tebow told PEOPLE about his feelings before the big moment.

Tebow, a former star at Nease High School, has reportedly been seeing Nel-Peters for about two years. "But I wasn't nervous to actually ask her". I want to have kids.

"I'm just looking for someone who has a good heart", he added at the time. "No one will be happier than me when I finally find the right person".

However, accuracy issues limited his potential as a quarterback and he ultimately failed to win the starting job with the New York Jets in 2012.

After several years in the NFL with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets, he made the transition to baseball, where he's now signed with the New York Mets organization in their minor league system.

Tebow is expected to start this season with the Mets' Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse.

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