BOZEMAN – Before the Montana State football team took the field against Wagner this past Saturday, the game was the farthest thing from Curtis Amos Jr.’s mind. He put on his pads, his cleats and his blue MSU jersey.
But he wasn’t getting ready for game time; he was getting ready to take the biggest step of his life.
Just outside of the stadium after the Bobcat Prowl, Amos, a Montana State tight end, got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend, Maggie. Amos popped the question in his game uniform, pads and all, surrounded by family and friends, knowing the time was right.
“My family was in town that weekend and my sister, with her being in high school and senior year of basketball season, with that starting pretty soon I didn’t know when she was going to be able to come back up here for another game, so I know she requested that she wanted to witness it. So it was a good time to do it then,” said Amos.
Maggie said ‘yes’ in front of her family, as well as Amos’, who came to Bozeman from Texas to watch the senior play against the Seahawks. Not only was his family there to support him, but so were his Bobcat teammates.
“I kind of ran into the Bobcat head and was just kind of peaking over the fence a little bit (at the proposal),” said offensive lineman Lewis Kidd. “I’m really excited for those guys, it’s cool.”
Game-day jitters are nothing compared to the nerves from a marriage proposal, but Amos knew he still had a game to play, so he tried to keep his emotions in check.
“Oh yeah, I was a little nervous. I thought it would just be a good idea to get it done before the game than try to think about that and wait and do it after. So being able to get that done and just focus on Wagner, and see what happened? We were able to dominate those guys,” Amos smiled.
The Bobcats were excited to take home a commanding 47-24 win over Wagner, but the Montana State players are family and they were excited to hear the amazing news from Amos.
“Everyone was congratulating him (on the sidelines), but he did a good job of honing in and locking in on the game first,” said Kidd. “Afterwards, he was more apt to talk about it, which is hard to do, but he did a good job at it.”
No wedding details are finalized, but Amos and his new fiancee plan to have their ceremony in Bozeman and move back to Amos’ home state of Texas after graduation.