She said yes! Weisbrod proposes to girlfriend after game

Published 11:38 pm Wednesday, December 21, 2016

BEAUMONT — Allison Jacks always figured her boyfriend, Lamar junior Colton Weisbrod, would go big when he decided to pop the question.

Weisbrod didn’t disappoint Wednesday, which happened to also be his 21st birthday. He waited until after Lamar’s 126-75 victory over Arlington Baptist.

Jacks said yes.

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“It was a surprise,” Jacks said. “I always knew when Colton would propose it would be something big like this. I never really imagined it would actually happen.”

Weisbrod got the idea to propose to Jacks after a game when the Cardinals were on the road in San Francisco.

“We were at lunch in San Francisco,” Weisbrod said. “I bounced the idea off coach [Matt] Pace and Christian [Albright]. We were just sitting around talking and it grew from there.”

Weisbrod admitted he has had a bad case of nervousness ever since he committed to the idea.

It especially started to grow Wednesday.

“The nerves have been there a while,” Weisbrod said. “I have been thinking about it and thinking about how I would do it. Once I figured it out, it calmed down a bit. Then, once we came out after the game to do the LU fight song, it ramped back up.”

Jacks and Weisbrod have been together since the two were in high school. The two graduated in 2014, he from Nederland and she from Lumberton.

Both earned basketball scholarships to New Orleans. Jacks in her senior year set the state record for three-pointers made.

Jacks became pregnant with the couple’s son, Wake, while at New Orleans. He soon came back to the area and played last year at Lamar State College Port Arthur before moving to Lamar this season.

“I never pictured myself getting married until him,” Jacks said. “It seemed like forever down the road until it happened and now it is here.”

Weisbrod said the two’s determination through having a child and all the moving to different schools has helped them stick together.

“People think life is always going to be smooth,” Weisbrod added. “That isn’t always the case. The struggles we have been through is really what has made us stronger and I am proud to say I will spend the rest of my life with her.”

Gabriel Pruett: 721-2436. Twitter: @PaNewsGabe

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Gabriel Pruett has worked with both the Port Arthur News and Orange Leader since 2000. A majority of the time has been spent covering all aspects of Southeast Texas high school sports. Pruett's claim to fame is...being able to write his own biographical information for this website.

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