Colton Underwood is close to stealing The Bachelorette star Becca Kufrin's heart.

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Colton is a 26-year-old former professional football player from Denver, CO, who has amazing chemistry with Becca on The Bachelorette's currently-airing fourteenth season.

Not only do Colton and Becca have a strong connection, but the Bachelorette also considers him to be a great person.

In the upcoming The Bachelorette episode, Becca will travel to Colton's hometown to meet his family. Will she fit in with them, and will the family approve of Becca dating Colton?

Until viewers find out what happens next for Becc and Colton's romance, let's learn more about this handsome suitor.

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Below is a list of 11 facts Reality TV World has compiled about Colton Underwood:

- Colton was named after the Indianapolis Colts, which turned out to be fitting for this lifelong football player.

- The suitor grew up in Washington, IL. He graduated from Illinois State University in 2014 with a degree in Business Management.

- Colton and Tia briefly dated before Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season of The Bachelor even aired, and Tia claims they only kissed and their relationship fell apart when both individuals discovered he had been cast on The Bachelorette.

However, both individuals ended the romance with respect and admiration for each other. They say timing was simply off.

- He played professional football for three teams -- Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, and the Philadelphia Eagles -- before an injury forced him to retire.

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- Colton was previously linked romantically to Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman.

- Post-football, Colton has dedicated his time and energy to helping children fight cystic fibrosis through his own Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation.

- Colton has a 13-year-old adorable dog named Sniper, whom he loves to spend his free time with. Colton hates to leave Sniper when he travels.

- Colton enjoys hiking, playing golf, snowboarding and riding horses. He also likes the occasional adrenaline rush, such as zip lining.

- He's a realist and only wants to get engaged and married once, so he wouldn't propose unless he's 110 percent sure.

Colton previously compared himself to Peter Kraus from Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette in that regard.

- Colton is a virgin. However, he's not necessarily waiting for marriage; he's just waiting for the right woman to come along and steal his heart.

- Colton had been ashamed of the fact he's never had sex and often lied to fellow professional athletes in the locker room to save face, but now, he considers his virginity to be a gift to give to someone special, and he's proud of his purity.

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To read spoilers on how far Colton allegedly makes it on Becca's The Bachelorette edition, click here.

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