Roderick and Cardrez
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08/25/2006 at 05:00 PM EDT
Actress Brande Roderick is set to wed former Denver Bronco Glenn Cadrez, her rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.
Cadrez, 36, proposed on Sunday in front of more than 30,000 spectators at the Del Mar Classic horse race in Del Mar, Calif., where Roderick, 32, was on hand to present the prize to the winner.
He got down on one knee and presented her with a 3.5-carat diamond ring he had designed himself.
Roderick, a native of Novato, Calif., and a former Playboy model, played Leigh Dyer on TV's Baywatch from 2000 to 2001. She also appeared in 2004's Starsky & Hutch and will be seen in next year's The Nanny Diaries with Scarlett Johansson.
Cadrez retired from the NFL after playing 11 seasons as a linebacker for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs. Now vice president of California Police Youth Charities, he's involved in movie production and event planning. He has three daughters.