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49ers kicker Robbie Gould assists ‘promposal’ for Yuba City High School student

Yuba City High School student Alex Ibarra is a kicker with Yuba City Honkers varsity football team. So why not enlist the help of another kicker down the road?

YUBA CITY, Calif. — There’s one thing today’s generation knows all too well: you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

Yuba City High School student Alex Ibarra was in search of a unique way to ask classmate Raena Nichols to prom, so the junior enlisted the help of ABC10’s Sean Cunningham, who was in Miami to cover the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, to enlist the help of his favorite player to assist his “promposal.”

Ibarra is a kicker with Yuba City Honkers varsity football team and 49ers’ kicker Robbie Gould is his idol. So, Ibarra asked Gould to record a video message to his would-be sweetheart, asking Nichols if she’d accompany Alex to prom.

Gould not only obliged, but also wished the two the best of luck on Ibarra’s Instagram page.


Gould’s message was intended for Raena, but Ibarra decided to play the request in front of a much larger audience. He chose to do so at a school assembly in the gymnasium of Yuba City High School. Ibarra asked Nichols to join him at center court while the video was played in front of the school.

Nichols accepted the invite to prom and the two thanked Gould. Ibarra even created a sign that read: “Guess what Robbie? She said ‘yes’ to this kicker!”


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