BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - High school sweethearts that end up getting married is not a new concept, but when it happens virtually in front of a television audience, well, it is a unique set of circumstances.
In the 1990s, Rob Pate, and now-wife Dana built a love on Sideline. Rob was a standout football player at Erwin High School, while Dana was a cheerleader for the Eagles.
“If it wasn’t for the type of coaches I had I’m not sure how I would have turned out,” said Rob. "She has always been my cheerleader, always supporting me, always loving me. Dana has made everything worthwhile.
Rob was All-State his junior and senior season in high school. He would go onto to play at Auburn and then onto the NFL. After he’s pro career was curt short because of injury, Rob went onto medical school and became an optometrist. Dana is a teacher for Auburn City Schools. They have five children and are happily married.
You can watch Sideline in the Fall, Friday night’s, on WBRC at 10:25 P.M.