Tim Tebow engaged to 2017 Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Tim Tebow engaged to 2017 Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

As Tim Tebow's chances of reaching the big leagues look favorable heading into next season, that won't be the only major development in the Heisman Trophy winner's life.

Demi-Leigh and Tim locked down: Tim Tebow popped the question to girlfriend Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and she said yes.

Nel-Peters, 23 is Miss Universe 2017.

As Nel-Peters said yes, Tebow slipped a 7.25-carat solitaire ring on her finger. "You're the love of my life, and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you", Tebow, 31, posted on Instagram, along with a photo of the rustic proposal.

"You represented Miss. Universe so well!" he wrote. She now lives in New York- and she's fluent in both English and Afrikaans. "I was excited", he said.

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"I actually wasn't really nervous", Tebow tells PEOPLE.

"I actually wasn't really nervous", Tebow tells PEOPLE.

Tebow wanted to make sure every detail was ideal - and he went through great lengths to surprise Nel-Peters.

'I'm so excited for the wedding, and I can't wait to spend forever with Tim.' she gushed. I have so many things I want.

'I'm just looking for someone who has a good heart, ' he explained. Despite leading the Broncos to a win over the Steelers in the first round of the 2012 playoffs, Tebow was traded in the offseason to the Jets.

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