Colton was named after the Indianapolis Colts, and he played professionally for three teams before an injury forced him to retire, according to ABC.
After playing football, Colton -- who loves spending time with his family and dog, Sniper -- dedicated his time to fighting cystic fibrosis.
In addition to Colton, there will be 27 other bachelors competing for the 28-year-old Minnesota publicist's heart whenThe Bachelorette returns on Monday, May 28 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
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"I can't wait for this [season]," Chris told People.
"Everyone is going to relate to Becca, and I think they'll be blown away by her. The guys did, too. They sensed, 'This is a great catch.' And they fell in love quickly. It kicked it up a notch! It's going to be good."