Hakeem Nicks engaged to SI swimsuit model Ariel Meredith

Model Ariel Meredith and football player Hakeem Nicks attend Club SI Swimsuit at LIV Nightclub hosted by Sports Illustrated at Fontainebleau Miami on Feb. 19, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida.  

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Take note, Justin Verlander: When you’re dating a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, you lock her up.

That’s what Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Hakeem Nicks did, popping the question to girlfriend Ariel Meredith on her birthday.

If you need a reminder of which bathing beauty Meredith is, here you go: