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Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes engaged to longtime girlfriend

On the same night Mahomes received his Super Bowl ring with the Chiefs, he gave a ring away to his longtime girlfriend
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. Teams could afford recent contracts like the megabucks given to Mahomes and Joey Bosa under normal circumstances. Because of economic effects from the pandemic, future player deals and a salary cap that will be adjusted due to some monetary setbacks, upcoming free agents might find the marketplace tighter. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. โ€” On the night Patrick Mahomes received his Super Bowl ring, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback gave a ring away.

Mahomes and his longtime girlfriend, Brittany Matthews, became engaged Tuesday night.

The 24-year-old Mahomes, who won the MVP award by leading the Chiefs past the 49ers at the Super Bowl in February, began dating Matthews while they were attending Whitehouse High School in Texas. Mahomes was a sophomore and Matthews was a junior, and the couple remained together when they headed off to college.

Mahomes became the star quarterback at Texas Tech. Matthews played soccer for the University of Texas at Tyler.

Matthews shared on social media a picture of the proposal โ€” it appears to be a suite at Arrowhead Stadium that was filled with rose petals. She also showed off her diamond, which sits prominently on a pair of diamond bands.

Meanwhile, her new fiance was sporting a ring of his own.

The Chiefs' long-awaited Super Bowl ring depicts their logo over top of two Lombardi Trophies to represent the two titles won by the franchise. According to ring maker Jostens, the ring features nine baguette diamonds, two marquise diamonds and 244 round diamonds. It also has four baguette rubies and 32 custom-cut rubies for a total gem weight of 10.85 carats.

Each player's name is on the left side of the ring, above flags that capture the 1969 and 2019 seasons of Super Bowl victories. The team motto of โ€œBe Greatโ€ is on there, along with 142.2 โ€” the decibel rating that made Arrowhead Stadium loudest in the world.

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