Editor's note: This story originally published on February 6, 2018.
FARGO – He’s all but off the market, ladies.
Carson Wentz, perhaps the most famous North Dakotan of the moment after the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl win last weekend, is engaged.
The former North Dakota State University star quarterback and current Eagles quarterback posted four photos to his Twitter account Tuesday, Feb. 6, showing him on bended knee successfully proposing to his girlfriend on a rooftop.
“She said YES!” the post read. “And now Maddie and I both got us a ring,” he wrote, adding a ring emoji – a reference to the new Super Bowl ring Wentz himself now has from his second season with the Eagles.
She said YES! And now Maddie and I both got us a ring can’t wait to marry my best friend! God is doing some amazing things and I can’t thank him enough! pic.twitter.com/OPr0kilabh
- Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) February 6, 2018
Wentz, who suffered a late-season injury, didn’t play in the Super Bowl game, though he was there at U.S. Bank Stadium to watch his team win.
It was his recovery from surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee that provided the first time Wentz mentioned his girlfriend and now fiancee on social media. He posted a selfie from his hospital bed Dec. 13, with Maddie by his side, both giving a thumbs up for the camera, as he declared to his more than 800,000 Instagram followers, “the comeback officially begins now!”
The mystery woman also appeared in a Christmas Eve post to Instagram, along with a counter loaded with holiday cookies, as 25-year-old Wentz explained the gingerbread cookie decorating battle had become a “new Christmas tradition at the Wentz house.”
Several media outlets and blogs identified the future Mrs. Wentz as Madison “Maddie” Oberg, a 21-year-old who studied elementary education at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo.
Oberg’s Facebook profile lists her as an intern with Mission of Hope: Haiti, a religious nonprofit organization based in Cedar Park, Texas. The organization confirmed to The Forum that Oberg recently worked as an intern in Haiti.
That stint possibly overlapped with work Wentz has done through his own Carson Wentz AO1 (Audience of One) Foundation that he launched last June. In September, AO1 announced it granted funds to Mission of Hope: Haiti to help with a sports initiative.
Oberg didn’t immediately respond to Forum requests for comment about the engagement.