JUST days before his name is called in the NFL draft, Lukas Van Ness is already winning in life.
The 21-year-old college football star is cheered on at every turn in the NFL by his girlfriend, Frankie Kmet, who has taken social media by storm.
Van Ness was a standout football player for the University of Iowa and is expected to be selected in the early rounds of the 2023 NFL draft.
ESPN’s NFL draft expert Todd McShay is a big fan of the prospect:
“Van Ness has the arm length and stride to dominate on the edge and I love the versatility that comes with his game.”
He grew up playing hockey and started playing soccer in the eighth grade.
Van Ness was a three-star recruit who worked his way up to become a significant player for the Hawkeyes.
During his Iowa career, he totaled 70 tackles, 13 sacks and 19 tackles for loss.
The two met at college; his agent also represents Frankie’s brother in the NFL.
Frankie Kmet is Cole’s younger sister from the Chicago Bears and they grew up in Illinois.
The tandem began their relationship in 2022, and on Instagram you can find several photos with images from their time.
Frankie did not play organized sports for her college or high school teams.
She’s a social media influencer and started expanding her name on TikTok with lip-sync videos.
She has 4.8k followers on Instagram and over 3k on Tiktok.
Her two latest Instagram posts are full of compliments from fans.
One said: “I could cry, you are so beautiful.”
Another expressed: “She is the moment.”