03/07/2014 08:15 EST | Updated 05/07/2014 05:59 EDT

Seattle Seahawk Luke Willson says yes to high school prom date

A high school student in southern Ontario has a Super Bowl champion as her prom date.

Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson stopped by his old high school, St. Thomas of Villanova, near Windsor, Ont., Thursday.

That's where he hosted a lengthy question-and-answer period with a gym full of students.

Stephanie Dufour had the courage to ask Willson this question:

"I want to have a hotter prom date than all my friends, so I was wondering if you would go to prom with me," Dufour said.

The gym erupted, and Willson answered.

"Usually we get weekends off, so if I can swing it, I'll come back, and I'll go to prom with you," he said to even more applause.

Dufour couldn't believe her ears.

"I thought he was just going to shrug it off and start laughing," she said. "I was definitely not expecting that answer."

Club football

Willson's Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey in February.

The tight end played high school football at Villanova and club football with the Essex Ravens of the Ontario Varsity Football League before playing college ball at Rice University in Houston.

Willson said he can't be around for the fall high school football season at Villanova but intends to help out the Ravens, who play in the summer.

"Anytime I can give back especially to something that I was a part of is a pretty unique is a really special; something I really take a lot of pride in doing," he said.