Jill & OJ in San Francisco, CA

Football and faith brought Jill, 21, together with Oshiomogho "OJ" Atogwe, 29. OJ, a safety for the Washington Redskins, first spotted Jill at a Christian conference for NFL athletes where her dad, Mike, a former Chicago Bears star turned coach, was speaking. Though the timing was off—Jill was just 16—the teenager made an impression. Two years later, they reconnected, and OJ proposed when Jill was 20.

"He loves to stand out and be different," says the bride of her groom, whose outfit, including the jaunty bow tie, was custom-made.

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