Dylan Thompson swore off social media on May 12, pledging to focus every bit of his energy on the upcoming season.
Even he has his limits.
Thompson proposed to his girlfriend, Melanie Helm of Lancaster, on Saturday and Helm said yes. The couple posed for a picture, Helm wearing her new ring, and Thompson posted it on his Twitter account.
“Had to break twitter for this… WE’RE ENGAGED!!!!” the Tweet read.
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Thompson, who graduated from South Carolina in May with a degree in sport and entertainment management, will begin fall camp as the Gamecocks’ undisputed starting quarterback.
He has thrown for 1,827 yards and 14 touchdowns over the past three seasons, rushing for another five scores and hasn’t lost in any of his three starts.
The Gamecocks begin practice at 7:15 p.m. on Friday.
-- David Cloninger