CAROLINA: Tar Heel Bred

CAROLINA: Tar Heel Bred

By Turner Walston

There's more to Sean Tapley than just football. He excels in the classroom and was named to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2011. An unassuming individual, he's the type of person who would propose to his girlfriend at the Old Well on the first day of classes. In fact, that's exactly what he did.

On Tuesday, August 20, Tapley told girlfriend Britney Smith that he'd take her out to eat after class. Her class ended at 6:30, and Tapley told her to meet at the Old Well and that they'd walk to Franklin Street from there. "It was all set up before she got out of class," Tapley said. White flower petals lay on the bricks in a heart shape, and Tapley waited in a suit and tie. "It really wasn't supposed to be as big as it was," he said. "I invited the freaks (his fellow receivers) and some of her close friends, but there were so many people around the Old Well, and they saw me dressed up and wanted to watch. It just made it better. All of them hid behind the bushes, and then she came and it was good. It was great."

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