Inside NFL Star Brock Purdy & Fiancée Jenna Brandt's Love Story

"My Jenna girl forever."
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Updated Feb 12, 2024

San Francisco 49ers' Brock Purdy and girlfriend Jenna Brandt are engaged, adding a romantic chapter to Purdy's story.

Despite the stats he earned at Iowa State University, Purdy was the last pick in the 2022 NFL draft — earning the tongue-in-cheek title of "Mr. Irrelevant." Fast forward to 2024 and this "irrelevant" player is anything but. After exceeding expectations, he evolved from an underestimated rookie to one of the most recognized NFL quarterbacks in the league.

With his underdog story, his swift rise to fame and an apperance in Super Bowl LVIII alongside his teammates Christian McCaffrey and Kyle Juszczyk, it's no wonder he's captivated audiences far and wide. While he's been in the spotlight for his recent plays and upcoming games, he's also receiving attention for the love story he shares with his fiancée. Jenna Brandt, who has her own athletic background, shows that Purdy's winning streak isn't limited to the gridiron. Here's what we know about Brock Purdy's wife-to-be and their journey together so far.

  • Is Brock Purdy married? Not yet, but a wedding could be around the corner.
  • Is Brock Purdy engaged? Yes! To his now-fiancee, Jenna Brandt.
  • When did Brock Purdy get engaged? The 49ers quarterback popped the question in July 2023.
  • How old is Brock Purdy? He's 24, like his fiancée Jenna Brandt.

Who is Brock Purdy's girlfriend, Jenna Brandt?

Brock Purdy's future wife Jenna Brandt, born on October 26, 1999, in Sumner, Iowa, has been a standout athlete from a young age. Growing up with her parents and three siblings, she attended Sumner-Fredericksburg High School where she excelled as a volleyball player. She played competitively and was a four-year letterwinner, three-year starter and two-time team captain, which led her to join the team at Iowa State University in 2018.

At Iowa State, Brandt majored in Kinesiology and played three seasons as a setter for the Cyclones. In 2020, she decided to transfer to the University of Northern Iowa and finished her college career as a Panther.

"I am thankful for the opportunities, experiences, and friendships (love y'all) made at iowa state," she wrote in an Instagram caption announcing her move. "I am PUMPED to join the panther family to continue my academic and athletic journey. God bless. xoxo - jenna💜."

How Brock Purdy and Jenna Brandt Met

Purdy and Brandt haven't revealed the details behind their first meeting, but it seems likely that they met at Iowa State, where they both attended. Purdy graduated from Iowa State, while Brandt transferred to the University of Northern Iowa for her final year.

Brock Purdy and Jenna Brandt's Relationship Timeline

NFL Star Brock Purdy and Fiancée Jenna Brandt embrace after a game
Photo: Michael Owens / Getty Images

2018: Brock Purdy and Jenna Brandt Commit to Iowa University

The couple were freshmen together at Iowa State University.

July 2022: Jenna Brandt meets Brock Purdy's Family

According to People, Brandt was first seen hanging out with Purdy's family in July 2022. His sister, Whittney Purdy, posted photos of Brandt and the Purdy family while attending a Morgan Wallen concert at Flora-Bama.

November 2022: Brock Purdy and Jenna Brandt are IG Official

Brandt and Purdy made their relationship Instagram official on November 4, 2022. She shared a cute carousel that featured photos of the couple spending time with her family on a farm.

July 2023: Is Brock Purdy Engaged to Jenna Brandt?

Yes! Purdy proposed to Brandt on a dock in Saint Cloud, Florida, which you can see in photos the couple posted to Instagram on July 2, 2023.

Purdy paired his engagement photos with a caption that says, "My Jenna girl forever. I can't wait to be your husband and grow together in Christ. Here's to forever babe. I love you JB!"

Brandt posted similar photos in her Instagram post with a caption that says, "WE GET TO DO LIFE TOGETHER…FOREVER! Brock Purdy - I love everything about you & your heart for Jesus more than any words can say."

January 2024: Jenna Brandt goes to Colorado for her Bachelorette Party

Jenna Brandt celebrated her bachelorette party with a girl's trip to Colorado. In an Instagram post from January 10, you can see photos of Brandt with eight of her friends skiing and having fun in a hot tub.

January 28, 2024: Brock Purdy and Jenna Brandt Celebrate the 49ers Advancement to the Super Bowl

Brock Purdy and fiancée Jenna Brandt
Photo: Ezra Shaw | Getty Images

Despite trailing Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions at the beginning of the NFC Championship, Brock Purdy and the 49ers delivered a stunning performance to win the game—thus securing their spot in Super Bowl LVIII. After the match-up, Brock Purdy's fiancée Jenna Brandt ran onto the field to celebrate. The two were photographed hugging and kissing before the athlete accepted the George Halas Trophy.

Brock Purdy and Jenna Brandt's Wedding Plans

Brock Purdy and Jenna Brandt have been engaged for over a year now, which means a wedding could be in the near future. The couple have not revealed any wedding plans just yet, but perhaps we'll know more once the Super Bowl concludes.

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