At the peak of his football career — winning Super Bowl XLVI with the New York Giants — linebacker Greg Jones made a big move in his personal life.
On the field during his team’s celebration, the former MSU linebacker popped the question to his girlfriend, former MSU basketball player. Amanda Piechowski. She said yes.
““She was bawling,” Jones told The Star-Ledger this morning. “I was like, ‘I don’t know how long she’s going to keep crying.’”
After hanging up his Spartan uniform, Jones was a sixth-round pick in the NFL Draft last year who found himself on the Giants’ starting lineup at the beginning of the season. During the season and in New York’s win over the New England Patriots, Jones proved to be a valuable contributor.
Had it not been the Giants’ night, Jones said he would have waited to ask Piechowski to marry him, but given all the excitement surrounding the win, he thought it was the right time.“Just everything we’ve been through together. She’s been here since day one, and she knew me long before everything else,” he told The Star-Ledger.