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At least five couples got engaged during Auburn’s A-Day and Final Toomer’s Oaks Rolling festivities

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She said..
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“War Eagle.”

Toilet paper was in the air. So was love.

Apparently, in addition to the couple (and wasn’t there maybe another one?) that actually got married, at least five couples (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) got engaged on Auburn’s campus on Saturday, in front of Samford Hall, on the 50-yard line after the A-Day game, or, in the case of Auburn graduates Michael Ruple (’10) and Charlene Thrower (’11), under the Toomer’s Oaks the night of Celebrate The Tradition event.

“Once I heard that it was the last rolling, it kind of made sense,” Ruple says. “It seemed like the ideal situation. Toomer’s was ending, so it sounded like a good time to start with a new beginning.”

Ruple said he kept his plans “as quiet as I could.”

The couple went to the A-Day game, but only made it up to the corner around 8 p.m.

“We kind of met up with her friends at Toomer’s. One’s actually an Alabama fan so we said we had to head over to the trees so she could get the real experience,” Ruple says. “We got up under them like we were going to pose for a picture.”

Instead of a group shot, the photo shows Ruple down on one knee, and Thrower, about to say “yes.”

Thrower says the couple has already set a date: April 19, 2014.

Here are photos of the other new fiAUncees via AUFamily.com:

Auburn grads Adam Maloof and
Auburn grads Adam Maloof and Emily Logan.
Chandler Smith and _______.
Chandler Smith and _______.
Auburn grads Ryan Wellman and Stephanie Davis.
Auburn grads Ryan Wellman and Stephanie Davis.
Matt Nelson and Whitney Willis.
Matt Nelson and Whitney Willis.

Related: Incredible video of the final rolling of the Toomer’s Oaks shot from a drone.

More on the the Toomer’s Oaks: That tree in the old picture of Toomer’s Corner is not one of the Toomer’s Oaks / Toomer’s Corner rollings didn’t start with Punt, Bama, Punt, says History / Did Auburn students celebrate Bear Bryant’s death by rolling Toomer’s Corner?

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