Colton Underwood 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.
Former Footballer, Reality TV Star
Birthday / Date of Birth
Colton Underwood was born on January 26, 1992 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.
He is currently 26 years old.
Colton Underwood competed his formal school education at the Washington Community High School in Washington, Illinois. He later enrolled at the Illinois State University, where he played college football for the Illinois State Redbirds.
- Father – Scott Underwood
- Mother – Donna Underwood
- Siblings – He has seven siblings.
Girlfriend / Spouse
Colton has dated –
- Aly Raisman (2016-2017)– In 2016, American football tight end Colton Underwood and Aly Raisman started dating each other after he asked her on a date during live Q&A with Yahoo. They made their relationship public at Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year event in December 2016. But, the duo amicably split in August 2017 after dating for over 6 months.
- Tia Booth (2018-Present)– In 2018, Colton headlined again when he was reported to be dating his fellow contestant Tia Booth, a physical therapist in the fifth season of Bachelor in Paradise. These two confirmed that they knew each other before appearing on the show.
- In feet – 6 feet 3 inches
- In centimeters – 191 cm
- In meters -1.91 m
- In Kilograms – 115 kg
- In Pounds – 254 lbs
- His professional career as a footballer started when San Diego Chargers bought him as a undrafted free agent in May 2014, however, he was with the team barely three months as he was released in August of that year. Following his waiver from the Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles signed him as practice squad for the team, which lasted only for few days.
- In September 2014, he returned to the Chargers as their practice squad and retained the position until September of the following year. He was then signed to Oakland Raiders as their practice squad for less than a year from December 2015 to August 2016.
After returning from professional football, he had shifted his focus towards the creative industry. He appeared as a contestant on the 14th season of The Bachelorette, in which Becca Kufrin was the lead cast. He got eliminated from the show in its eight week after hometown dates.
Colton Underwood Net worth
Colton has a net worth of $2 million dollars as of 2019. He lives in Highlands Ranch in Douglas County, Colorado, United States.
Social Media Profiles
Some Lesser Known Facts About Colton Underwood
- Colton grew up in the small town of Washington, Illinois
- He is a former NFL player.
- In December 1, 2015, Underwood was signed to the Raiders’ practice squad. On August 29, 2016, he was released by the Raiders.
- In January 2016, Underwood founded the Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation to raise money for cystic fibrosis research and medical equipment.
- He has a dog named Sniper. He posts a ton pictures with his dog on Instagram.
- In January 2018, the foundation began the Legacy Project, with the goal of delivering Afflovests to children.
- In 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.