Surrounded by friends, teammates and family on the 49ers sideline about an hour and a half before kickoff, Jones pointed to the scoreboard across the field in an effort to distract his girlfriend Kayla Fannin.
When she turned back around, Jones was on one knee proposing marriage. A surprised Fannin briefly gathered herself before saying yes as Jones’ family cheered for the couple.
The 49ers broadcast the proposal on the stadium Jumbotron and later offered the full video of the proposal on Twitter.
A very special pregame proposal 💍
Congrats DJ & family! pic.twitter.com/9jmjqz1aYr
The Niners also posted video of receiver Marquise Goodwin celebrating after the proposal.
Congrats fam 👏 pic.twitter.com/BuVeuYsKaK
Jones, a sixth-round pick in 2017 out of Mississippi, has started the first three games for the 49ers at nose tackle. He had four tackles in the first three games.