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Colton Underwood Biography | Who Is Underwood Colton
Colton Underwood is a former American reality television personality, who was football tight end who played college football at Illinois State.
He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2014.
Colton Underwood Age | How Old Is Underwood Colton
Colton is 26 years old as of 2018. He was born on January 26, 1992.
Colton Underwood The Bachelor
After retiring from football, he 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.
After getting eliminated in week 8 after hometown dates, Colton tried to find love again in Paradise and after being linked to fellow contestant Tia Booth, he broke it off and both left Paradise separately in the 5th week.
Later on September 4, 2018, it was announced that Colton would be the star for the upcoming 23rd season of The Bachelor.
The announcement received mixed reactions with most people not wanting Colton for the role of 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 he had started filming for the 23rd season of The Bachelor and had already met three of his contestants on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Colton Underwood Daughter
Colton is rumored to have a daughter with gymnast Aly Raisman, who he dated in 2016 before splitting in 2017. However, he has not stepped out to confirm or deny the rumors. He claims to be a virgin so the rumors could probably not be true.
Colton Underwood And Aly Raisman
Colton and Aly Raisman began dating in 2016 after they met in Los Angeles for a date where their mutual friends, Andrew East, and Shawn Johnson set them up. Their relationship, however, came to a halt citing their rigorous training schedule and traveling as the main reason for the split but says that they are in a good place and still talk often.
Colton Underwood And Cassie Randolph
Colton Underwood talks about Cassie Randolph’s departure
The Bachelor, Colton, seemed to have thought he had found the one in Cassie Randolph so when Cassie abruptly decided to leave during the Fantasy Suite date, it really broke, Colton’s heart. Speaking to the PEOPLE, Colton said, “I was shocked. I had no idea it was coming.”
Colton had even broken the traditional show protocol by declaring his love for Cassie, before the finale but 23-year-old Cassie, could not reciprocate his feelings.
Colton had, however, been warned by fellow contestants like Katie Morton, Sydney Lotuaco and Tayshia Adams that Cassie might not be ready for marriage. He, however, had reason to believe things wouldn’t work out.
“I don’t get to see what’s happening when I’m not in the room. When I’m in that relationship, it’s based off my feelings and my gut and my heart. These women are entitled to their own opinions and I respect that, but they’re not in that relationship.” Colton said.
He also said, “I just didn’t know where Cassie was at and I tried to get those answers. In my opinion, there were no red flags.”
Colton however, said the show will go on. Eventually, after breaking up with Tayshia and Hannah, Colton and Cassie got together and they have been dating since then.
Colton Underwood Breaks Up With Tayshia Adams and Hannah G
After Colton was rejected by Cassie and subsequently jumped off the fence following their emotional goodbye, he was tracked down by Chris Harrison and they had had a Heart-to-Heart talk.
He admitted he did not know how much Cassie meant to him until he watched her walk away. “I was falling in love with Tayshia and I was falling in love with Hannah. I fell in love with Cassie,” he says. “Cassie shut my heart off.”
He went on to say, “I came here for love and I found it,” he adds. “Life without Cassie wouldn’t be complete. Cassie completes me right now.”
He tells Chris he has decided to fight for his relationship with Cassie.
Break up With Tayshia Adams
Colton shows up at Tayshia’s hotel door and having gone through their fantasy suite date, Tayshia is confused and shocked o see him.
He asks if they can talk outside and after gathering his thoughts, Colton breaks up with Tayshia.
“I knew that I was falling for you but in my heart I know I can’t love two people,” he says. “My heart is with somebody else. I love Cassie.”
A shocked Tayshia asks if they can speak inside without cameras but they leave their microphones on.
“I don’t want to go through this,” she says once they are back inside her hotel room. They are heard comforting each other and before Colton leaves, Tayshia tells him, “You’re a good guy.”
Break up With Hannah G.
Colton later heads to Hannah G.’s. She has not yet been on her fantasy suite date yet and she hasn’t even seen him since arriving in Portugal.
When Colton shows up at her hotel, Hannah is confused but super excited. She tends to think she’s just getting extra time.
When breaking up with Hannah, Colton starts by complimenting her and talking about how special their relationship is, but he admits he loves someone else and Hannah’s face drops.
“I realized that I can’t be in love with two people and where my feelings are in another relationship is at a stronger point than where I’m at with you, ”Colton says. “I realized that I love Cassie.”
Hannah is left nearly speechless and only says, “I didn’t expect for you to say that.”
“I thought it was going to be you. You still remind me of home.” Colton said admitting that he initially expected to end up with Hannah at the end of the show.
Hannah kind of gets angry and pushes Colton for more explanation, but he offers none.
“I just want to get out of here because I’m so embarrassed,” she says. “I don’t know why I let myself open up and I don’t know why I let myself think of the chance of it actually being us.”
Colton has a full breakdown after walking away from Hannah, leaving him to question his decision. “I’m saying goodbye to somebody who loves me,” he says. “I don’t know if I’m giving up a sure thing for something that’s impossible. That’s literally how much I love Cassie, that I’m willing to walk away from somebody that great.”
Colton Underwood Football | Underwood Colton NFL
San Diego Chargers
Colton, on May 10, 2014, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Diego Chargers. He was later waived on August 30, 2014, and on September 3, 2014, he was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles’ practice squad. Later on September 9, 2014, Colton was released from the practice squad.
On September 23, 2014, he returned to the Chargers and was signed to their practice squad and on December 29, 2014, Colton signed a future contract. However, on September 5, 2015, he was waived.
Later on September 6, 2015, Colton was placed on injured reserve and was on September 10, 2015, waived from injured reserve.
Colton Underwood Raiders
On December 1, 2015, Colton was signed to the Raiders’ practice squad was later released on August 29, 2016.
Colton Underwood Net Worth
Underwood has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Colton Underwood Salary
At The Bachelor, Colton earns a salary of around $100,000.
Colton Underwood Religion
Colton is a Christian. He was brought up in a Christian family.
Scott Underwood Underwood Colton
Scott Underwood is Colton’s father. He served as a defensive end for the Redbirds from 1986-89. His mother too, Donna Underwood played on the ISU volleyball team from 1986-90.
Colton Underwood Number
He played number 87 at Oakland Raiders as a tight end, number 49 in Los Angeles Chargers as a Linebacker and number 35 at Illinoiss State Redbirds
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