Pre-game marriage proposal warms hearts of NFL fans

The San Francisco 49ers opened their "Monday Night Football" matchup with the Cleveland Browns scoring 14 unanswered points , but perhaps the most meaningful highlight happened prior to kick-off.

During pre-game festivities, San Francisco defensive tackle D.J. Jones proposed to his girlfriend at Levi's Stadium.

Jones was surrounded by friends, team-mates and family on the sideline about an hour and a half before the NFL clash.

The 24-year-old had to first distract his now-fiancée, Kayla Fannin, so he pointed to the scoreboard across the field and then popped the question.

D.J. Jones proposed to his girlfriend before the 49ers game. Pic: 49ers

Spoiler: Fannin said "Yes".

Among those cheering was 49ers team-mate Marquise Goodwin, who also celebrated the proposal.

Fans took to social media to congratulate the pair on the magical pre-game moment.

Jones was a sixth-round pick in the 2017 draft out of Mississippi.

He has started in all three games for the 49ers this season after earning the starting nod in just four of 10 games last year. Jones has four tackles through his first three games.

With Yahoo Sport UK