Despite the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback’s calf injury earlier this year, “I think life is great for Burrow,” the NFL commentator, 39, said on a recent episode of “The Pat McAfee Show.” “He just got engaged, too.”
After Jones shared the couple’s supposed new relationship status, the round table erupted in applause for Burrow and Holzmacher, both 26, on their rumored engagement. Jones, however, admitted that he didn’t know any specifics about Burrow’s romance with his college sweetheart.
“If he [proposed] in the middle of training camp, this guy is able to handle a lot of different things,” McAfee, 36, noted, while cohost Boston Connor added, “Good calf, too, if he can get down on one knee.” (Burrow was carted off the football field in July after straining his calf during a practice drill and hasn’t practiced or played in any games since.)
Joe Burrow started dating girlfriend Olivia Holzmacher years before the Cincinnati Bengals played the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI. Burrow met Holzmacher while attending The Ohio State University. While the pair both kicked off their time as Buckeyes in 2015, they didn’t start dating until 2017. When Burrow graduated from Ohio State early […]
Neither Burrow nor Holzmacher have announced or confirmed the news of their reported engagement.
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The pair began dating in 2017, two years after they met while attending Ohio State University. After graduating in three years, Burrow subsequently enrolled at Louisiana State University to become the Fighting Tigers’ quarterback after not receiving enough playing time during his time with the Buckeyes. He went on to win a National Championship with LSU in January 2020 and was drafted by the Bengals several months later.
Joe Burrow and Olivia Holzmacher. Jesse Grant/Getty Images
Throughout Burrow’s football journey, Holzmacher has supported him in all of his endeavors.
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“Tonight a new chapter starts for you! Thankful to be by your side Joe and to be a part of the past three seasons,” Holzmacher wrote via Instagram in April 2020 alongside a photo of Burrow on stage at the NFL draft. “I’ve had the best experiences and met the best people along the way. So excited for what the future holds. Tonight will be once in a lifetime night for you.”
When the Bengals made it to Super Bowl LVI against the Los Angeles Rams in 2022, Holzmacher — and Burrow’s mom — cheered on the quarterback at SoFi stadium. Despite the loss, Holzmacher gushed about how far Burrow has come. “Still beyond proud,” she wrote via her Instagram Story.