Colton Underwood


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Colton Underwood (born January 26, 1992) is a former American football tight end. He played college football at Illinois State and was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2014. After retiring from football, Underwood was a contestant on the 14th season of The Bachelorette, and was then announced as the titular focus for the 23rd season of The Bachelor.

Early life and education

Underwood was born January 26, 1992 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Underwood attended Washington Community High School in Washington, Illinois, and Illinois State University, where he played college football for the Illinois State Redbirds.

Football career

On May 10, 2014, Underwood was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Diego Chargers. On August 30, 2014, he was waived. On September 3, 2014, Underwood was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad. On September 9, 2014, he was released from practice squad.

On September 23, 2014, Underwood returned to the Chargers and was signed to the their practice squad. On December 29, 2014, he signed a future contract. On September 5, 2015, he was waived. On September 6, 2015, he was placed on injured reserve. On September 10, 2015, he was waived from injured reserve.

On December 1, 2015, Underwood was signed to the Raiders' practice squad. On August 29, 2016, he was released by the Raiders.

Reality television

Underwood was a contestant on the 14th season of The Bachelorette, starring Becca Kufrin.

After getting eliminated in week 8 after hometown dates, Colton tried to find love again in Paradise.

After being linked to fellow contestant Tia Booth, Underwood broke it off, and both left Paradise separately in the 5th week.
On September 4, 2018 it was announced that Underwood would be the star for the upcoming 23rd season of The Bachelor. The announcement received mixed reactions with most people not wanting Underwood for the role, believing he was not ready for commitment and that Blake Horstmann or Jason Tartick were better options.

On September 21, 2018, it was announced that Colton had started filming for 23rd season of The Bachelor and had already met three of his contestants on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Philanthropy

In January 2016, Underwood founded the Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation to raise money for cystic fibrosis research and medical equipment.

In January 2018, the foundation began the Legacy Project, with the goal of delivering Afflovests (chest wall oscillation devices which clear excess mucus from lung airways as part of the daily treatment for cystic fibrosis) to children.

Personal life

Underwood dated gymnast Aly Raisman before breaking up in 2017. He has publicly spoken about retaining his virginity, and how appearing on The Bachelorette helped him discuss the topic.



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