OU receiver standout Ryan Broyles gets engaged

OU FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Sooner quarterback Landry Jones is no longer the only OU standout that is engaged. Ryan Broyles popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, MaryBeth Offenburger on Sunday.
BY TRAVIS HANEY, Staff Writer, thaney@opubco.com Published: September 29, 2011
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Move over, Landry Jones. You're no longer the only engaged offensive star for Oklahoma.

All-America receiver Ryan Broyles proposed Sunday to longtime girlfriend MaryBeth Offenburger. Broyles, a senior, was quite proud in retelling his engagement story.

Jones offered just one piece of advice: Don't take her to dinner first. Too nerve-wrecking, he advised.

Broyles heeded the counsel, instead picking up Offenburger with the understanding that they were going to get professional pictures taken for the first time in their six-year relationship. A friend from the couple's church took the photos and then acted as if he were done and turned to go.

That's when Broyles hit a knee.

The friend spun back around and got pictures of Offenburger saying yes and slipping on the ring. Broyles proposed where he and Offenburger first made eye contact, between the science and main buildings at Norman High.

“It was something I'll never forget,” Broyles said.

FRESHMAN LINEBACKER ARRESTED

OU freshman linebacker Londell Taylor was arrested this past weekend and charged with driving under the influence, according to records from Norman police.

Taylor, 23, fled an accident scene near campus soon after OU's victory against Missouri. When he was later pulled over, he admitted to officers he had been drinking. Taylor was released after posting bail, $1,000. He has a hearing set for Oct. 11.

The Vian native signed with the Sooners in 2007, but then played in the Detroit Tigers' Minor League system for four years before enrolling at OU.

Coach Bob Stoops does not comment on player arrests.

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