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Eagles Emmanuel Acho is going back to prom with high school girl after losing Twitter challenge

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Never underestimate the power of social media.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho is headed back to prom after losing a bet to a high schooler on Instagram.

A girl by the name of Hannah Delmonte sent a direct message to Acho on Instagram on Thursday night asking if he'd go to prom with her if over 2,000 people retweeted her tweet. Acho raised the stakes to 10,000, thinking that would be much more difficult to pull off, but Hannah passed the 10K number with ease:

Never again will I respond to an Instagram DM! Lol, well.. Where do I buy a corsage?!

A photo posted by Emmanuel acho (@themanacho) on

It appears the honorable Acho will honor the deal:

Acho does seem to admit he underestimated the power of social media:

Pretty cool. I can't imagine too many girls can say they went to prom with a NFL player. Good on Acho for honoring the deal.

Acho's teammate and close friend Matt Barkley got a laugh out of the situation:

Acho's fellow defensive teammate Malcolm Jenkins, who owns Rock Avenue Bow Ties, is willing to help the linebacker with his attire: