Rodney Mathews hasn't received much screentime, but based on a preview for the next The Bachelorette episode, he's definitely going to spend some quality time with Michelle Young. Rodney is a 29-year-old sales representative from Rancho Cucamonga, CA. RELATED LINK: MICHELLE YOUNG'S 'THE BACHELORETTE' SEASON 18 BACHELORS -- MEET THE MEN! (PHOTOS) According to ABC, "Rodney is a glass-half-full kind of guy," but the bachelor has already proven he certainly can't tell his flavors of apples apart! However, Rodney manages to make Michelle laugh, and a good sense of humor can go a long way. Will Rodney have what it takes to win Michelle's heart and go all the way? Until viewers can watch Rodney and Michelle's connection blossom on The Bachelorette's eighteenth season, let's get to know the suitor a little better right now. Below is a list of five facts Reality TV World has compiled about Rodney Mathews. Rodney Mathews works in the medical device industryRodney's dreams of playing in the NFL were shattered by a career-ending injury. However, he picked himself back up and redirected his ambition, now working a job that he enjoys. Rodney is an outside sales representative for Cintas and has been working for the company for three-and-a-half years in the Los Angeles area. Prior to landing his gig at Cintas, Rodney worked as a sales representative for Smith & Nephew as well as a service advisor for Toyota North America. RELATED LINK: CLAYTON ECHARD'S 'THE BACHELOR' SEASON 26 BACHELORETTES -- MEET THE WOMEN! (PHOTOS) The Bachelorette bachelor wants to fill his home with loveRodney thinks life would be better if he could come home after a day of work to a woman he loves, someone who would be waiting to see him every night. Rodney is looking for a partner who is honest, active and ideally a former student athlete like himself. Rodney wants to find a deep mental connection with a woman as well as someone to laugh with every day. The suitor says he knows exactly what he wants and is looking for someone who has that clear vision too. Rodney claims he's done wasting time dating and is ready to be wifed-up! Rodney has some unusual fearsRodney is afraid of opossums, and he is also terrified of being catfished on dating apps. He's not afraid, however, to be a little hungry. Rodney is actually very into intermittent fasting but only on weekdays. The suitor attended three colleges, letting football guide himRodney attended Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX, and was a member of the Wildcats football team. Rodney earned his Associate's degree in Communication and Media Studies from Citrus College, where he was also the football team's caption, in 2012. Rodney then received his Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies from California State University, Fresno in 2015. He also played for the Fresno State football team. RELATED LINK: 'THE BACHELORETTE' COUPLES NOW: WHOM DID 'THE BACHELORETTE' STARS AND THEIR BACHELOR PICKS ULTIMATELY END UP WITH?! (PHOTOS) Rodney may be interested in a broadcasting job down the lineRodney says that as soon as he went to college, he knew he wanted to become a reporter. Rodney had always dreamed of becoming an anchor, but he knew earning such a position would take time. When Rodney was in school, he found an interest in sports broadcasting and hoped to pursue a career in that in the future. However, he was also willing to do news broadcasting as well. In 2015, Rodney worked as an intern for five months at ABC 30 Action News in Fresno, CA. RELATED LINK: 'THE BACHELOR' FRANCHISE COUPLES NOW: WHO IS STILL TOGETHER?? (PHOTOS) Interested in more The Bachelor news? Join our The Bachelor Facebook Group!