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49ers star linebacker Fred Warner announces engagement

May 17, 2021 at 4:11 PM--


Congratulations are in order. Fred Warner has been locked up to a long-term deal. No, the San Francisco 49ers have not reached an agreement with the 24-year-old linebacker on a contract extension. The All-Pro defender announced his engagement via Instagram over the weekend.

"When you know, you know," wrote Warner as part of the post below.


Warner's bride-to-be is "The Bachelor" alum Sydney Hightower, and it sounds like Warner got down on one knee on Saturday, the day before sharing the news to his Instagram followers.

Hightower, 25, also shared the news on her Instagram account, writing, "It's you & me." She appeared on season 24 of the popular reality television show.

Several 49ers teammates, such as linebacker Dre Greenlaw, tight end George Kittle, running back Raheem Mostert, safety Jimmie Ward, and offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey, offered congratulations within the comments of Warner's post. Former teammates like quarterback C.J. Beathard and wide receiver Kendrick Bourne did the same.

Warner was among the many 49ers players to report to the team's facilities earlier today for the start of Phase Two of the offseason program. The Niners will begin organized team activities next week.

Congratulations to the happy couple!





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