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Eagles Linebacker Emmanuel Acho Is Going To Prom

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho surprised a young fan by showing up in person to accept her invitation to prom.
Posted at 12:12 PM, Feb 26, 2015

"We're driving to Woodgrove High School in Purcellville, Virginia," Emmanuel Acho said.

OK, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho is probably a little old for high school. But in this video, he's not heading there to attend classes or even play football. (Video via Philadelphia Eagles

He's there to surprise this girl — Hannah Delmonte. She reached out to him on Instagram and and Twitter to see if she could get him to go to prom with her. 

She originally asked him to be her date if she got 2,000 retweets, but Acho upped that to 10,000. 10K proved to be no challenge, though. 

She got the retweets she needed, plus some, so she was told she'd have to ask the school board for approval to take Acho. The acting school board president, for the sake of this story at least, was Emmanuel Acho. 

"So I already talked to the school board, but would you let me go to prom with you? This is for you," he said.

"Thank you," she replied.

Hannah's parents and school administrators were aware of the surprise, but Hannah was completely shocked. 

"I wouldn't have guessed this was going to happen in a million years," she said.

Judging by her Twitter account, she still hadn't recovered from the breathtaking experience — even contemplating taking a personal day. 

Oh, and her dress? Eagles green. Duh.

We're thinking they'll make a great pair — if he leaves his cleats at home.