What We Know About Brock Purdy's Fiancée, Jenna Brandt

After being the last pick of the 2022 NFL draft, San Francisco 49ers star Brock Purdy was saddled with a dubious NFL nickname: "Mr. Irrelevant." But despite being the final draft pick, the young quarterback's career appears to be thriving. 

In a December 11, 2022 match against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Purdy completed six of the 49ers' 21 attempts for 185 yards, according to the New York Post. In addition to this, Purdy also landed two touchdowns, a feat he managed to achieve without giving the ball away to the Buccaneer's defense team, as reported by Marca. With the 49ers recording a 35-7 victory against the Bucs, Purdy made history as the first quarterback to defeat Brady in his first start. At the end of the game, Purdy and Brady had a brief exchange — something the rookie quarterback couldn't have been more excited about.

"It was surreal just standing there like, man, that's Tom Brady talking to guys and dapping guys up. For him to have respect for what I did, it was pretty cool. I'm not going to lie," Purdy said, per the New York Post. "Being a little kid, watching that guy kill it throughout all these years in Super Bowls, to be able to give him a high five at the end was pretty cool." Still, the best part of Purdy's game might not have been defeating Brady. It very well could have been the supportive smiling face of his longtime love, Jenna Brandt.

Jenna Brandt is an athlete

Like her boyfriend, Jenna Brandt has an interest in sports. Born in October 1999, per her Iowa State University profile, Brandt played on the Sumner-Fredericksburg High School volleyball team. While on the team, Brandt served as a two-time captain, racking up numerous achievements, including All-Tournament Team honors. Moving on to college, Brandt joined Iowa State University's Cyclones in 2018, playing on the team for three seasons, per the New York Post. With the Cyclones, Brandt garnered a few more accolades, appearing in more than 40 matches between 2018 and 2020. At that time, Brandt reportedly made the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for three consecutive years.

After her time with the Cyclones, Brandt transferred to the University of Nothern Iowa, where she played with the Panthers. Taking to Instagram in January 2022, Brandt paid tribute to her team, citing that it's "a dream come true to wear this jersey." She also gave a shoutout to her teammates, writing, "It's the people that make the game. my teammates make it worthwhile, make me work hard, and make me laugh in any (serious or not) situation. thank you to every single person who has crossed my path through this journey that took turns, but each step was for a reason."

Jenna Brandt and Brock Purdy have always been going strong

Though it is uncertain when Jenna Brandt and Brock Purdy met, the New York Post reports that the pair first crossed paths at Iowa State University where they both studied before the volleyball player transferred. It was, however, not until November 2022 that the pair went public with their relationship. "My roots and my boy," Brandt captioned an Instagram photo of herself posing with Purdy in a field. The football star, in turn, commented, "My girl!." In December 2022, Brandt shared a carousel of photos that captured her cozying up with Purdy before a game. Also included in the carousel were photos of Brandt and Purdy's families in the stands as they cheered him on. "Love cheering ya on, BP," she sweetly wrote.

When the volleyball player is not showing off her cute relationship with Purdy, however, she enjoys giving fans a peek into her life. Going by her Instagram feed, Brandt leads an adventurous life, traveling from place to place. "Restored after a trip full of hikes & thomas rhett's new album," Brandt captioned a picture of herself posing with friends during a hiking trip in Colorado.

Brock Purdy and Jenna Brant are engaged

Brock Purdy and Jenna Brandt are headed to the altar! Purdy and Brandt got engaged in July 2023. Purdy posted the photos of his scenic waterfront proposal, accented by their adorable matching white and blue outfits. In the first shot, Brandt has her hands clasped as Purdy presents the ring to her on one knee. Two more shots show them hugging and kissing after Brandt accepts his proposal. One of the later slides features a zoomed-in shot of their smiling faces. "My Jenna girl forever," Purdy wrote. "I can't wait to be your husband and grow together in Christ. Here's to forever babe. I love you JB!"

The bride-to-be announced their engagement by sharing her excitement about getting to "do life together" with Purdy. "I love everything about you & your heart for Jesus more than any words can say," Brandt captioned her Instagram slideshow. Brandt also shared even more adorable photos of the big moment. In addition to several intimate shots of herself and Purdy embracing, she also shared a snap of their initials illuminated by fairy lights, the excited reactions of their friends and families, and a close-up shot of her blinged-out engagement ring. Boy, would we love to know just how much cash Purdy put down for that rock!

When is their wedding date?

Jenna Brandt had her bachelorette party, so the big day has to be close by. In early January 2024, Brandt took to Instagram to share a few photos from her bachelorette celebration, which revolved around skiing with her friends at the Telluride Mountain Village, according to People. Brandt also shared a short video of herself and her friends bravely facing a steep mountain on the slopes. Although this weekend was all about Brandt celebrating her last days as a single lady with friends, she still found a way to honor Purdy in her caption. "Snowwwwww in love w/ @brock.purdy13," wrote Brandt. "Best friends in the best spot for the best weekend." Talk about a "cool" pun!

While Purdy hasn't yet posted about his bachelor party plans, he has spilled the beans about their exciting wedding plans. During an appearance on the 49ers "You've Got Mail" podcast, Purdy revealed that Brandt has taken on most of the wedding planning because of his football career. "When I come home, she's like hey, 'This is what I'm thinking for this,' a band or a DJ or something like that ... So she'll run it by me and I'll tell her what I'm thinking ... and we'll both make a decision on it." Purdy also revealed that Brandt had settled on a "timeless" wedding, which will take place in Iowa during the off-season.