Colton Underwood was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the United States, to his parents, Scott Underwood, an Insurance Agent, and Donna Burkard, a realtor.
The two met at Illinois State University and dated shortly after, and got married. Scott played defensive end for the college football team, and Donna was on the volleyball team.
However, they divorced in 2013. The former couple was star athletes, and they passed their athletic genes onto their two sons.
The former NFL player and his younger brother Connor have loved football since they were kids.
Growing up, both brothers were taught defensive moves and techniques, coached and trained by their father. Hence, they played as defensive ends during high school.
The TV personality attended Washington Community High School with his brother. They had an exceptional football career with the Washington Panthers.
After playing high school football together, they went their separate ways in college. Connor played as a linebacker for Indiana State University, while Colton was a tight end for Illinois State University.
Age, Height, And Weight
The former athlete turned 31 years old. As a former athlete, he is very health conscious. He keeps his body well-maintained and often works out.
Hence, the bachelor is fit and in great shape. Furthermore, he weighs approximately 116 kg (255 lb.) and is 6 feet 3 inches (1.90 meters) tall.
Football And Television Career
After college graduation, Colton entered the 2014 NFL Draft. However, none of the NFL teams drafted him.
Then he joined the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent. However, he was waived by the team just after three months.
NFL team Philadelphia Eagles signed Underwood to their practice squad less than a week after being waived. But the team released him after a few days.
Later, the San Diego team signed him again, and put him in their practice squad. He even signed a future contract.
Regardless, he was waived a year later after sustaining an injury. Initially, he remained in the injured reserve but was waived again after 4 days.
On December 1, 2015, Colton was signed by the Oakland Raiders to their practice squad. Eventually, the Raiders released him in 2016.
Career As A Television Personality
Although he wasn’t a successful football player, Underwood gathered a lot of attention as a TV personality. He caught the public eye after appearing on the 14th season of The Bachelorette.
Colton’s charming looks, fit body, and athletic background generated a considerable fanbase, his kind heart being the catalyst.
Publicist Becca Kufrin, the winner of the 22nd season of The Bachelor, was the lead in the 14th season.
The former NFL tight end had a good journey until week eight, as he got eliminated from the reality television series.
However, he was cast in Bachelor in Paradise’s fifth season. After that, he starred as a lead in the ABC series’ 23rd season of The Bachelor. Many fans weren’t happy about his lead announcement, while some were overjoyed.
Marriage, Relationship, And Kids
It might come as a surprise to some of you, but the lead of ‘The Bachelor’ is gay. On April 14, 2021, he publicly came out in an interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America.
Currently, Colton is engaged to his boyfriend, Jordan C. Brown. Their engagement took place during a weekend getaway to Big Sur, California, on February 28, 2022.
Talking about his dating history, he has dated American gymnast Aly Raisman. They were together for a year before breaking up in 2017.
Then, as a lead in The Bachelor’s 23rd season, he went out with Cassie Randolph. During the show, the couple ended their relationship initially, but Underwood only focused on her and left the other two dates.
He removed the pressure of engagement on Cassie. So the pair decided to give their relationship a second try. They were together for over a year before calling it quits in May 2020.
During the pandemic, Colton was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, and Cassie stayed to look after him.
After Colton got healthy and back on his feet, Cassie and Colton ended their relationship two months later.
Almost six months after their breakup, Cassie Randolph filed a restraining order against the former NFL player.
She accused him of stalking her at her apartment. He reportedly showed up at her parents’ Huntington Beach house. Furthermore, he was lingering around her bedroom window at 2 am.
She also accused him of sending harassing text messages and attaching tracking devices under her car. She received a temporary restraining order from him.
As a result, Underwood was forced to stay 100 yards away from her house, workplace, and vehicle. In addition, he could receive serious jail time and a fine if he violated the order.
Colton Underwood | Net Worth And Salary
Through football and television, the former NFL’s tight-end has amassed impressive wealth.
As per reports, he has an estimated net worth of around $1 million, most of which came from his TV appearances. Besides that, many well-known brands sponsor him.
He has received a Reality TV Award for being a fan favorite. He was also nominated for the People’s Choice Award.
Moreover, he has starred in Adam Doleac’s music video ‘Famous.’ He reportedly owns a beautiful place and has multiple cars.
Social Media Presence
The former NFL tight end is on multiple social media platforms. He is on Instagram under the handle @coltonunderwood and Twitter @colton.
The former tight end wiped off his Instagram feed a day after his ex-girlfriend relinquished the restraining orders, but now is filled with pictures of him with his fiancee.
On Twitter, he is followed by many celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres and fellow footballers.
Besides, Colton Underwood’s Netflix documentary premiered in 2021. Before that, he also did a Q&A section on his social media for his fans.
His documentary featured well-known figures from the LBGTQ+ community.
Underwood, a former football player, and a TV personality, has earned a lot of fans worldwide. His popularity skyrocketed after he came out of the closet.
The above graph gives brief information about the popularity of Colton based on Google searches in the United States over a year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which jersey number did Colton Underwood wear?
Colton Underwood wore jersey number 87 for the Las Vegas Raiders, 35 for the Illinois State Redbirds Football, and 49 for the Los Angeles Chargers.
What happened with Colton Underwood and Cassie?
Colton and Cassie broke up after two years of dating. There are no clear reasons for their fallout. She even filed a restraining order against him and accused him of stalking and placing tracing devices under her car. The two met on The Bachelor and became many fans' dream couples before breaking up in May 2020.
Whom is Colton Underwood married to? Does he have a tattoo?
Colton Underwood is not married to anyone. But he is engaged to his boyfriend, Jordan C. Brown. Colton Underwood got a tattoo right after his breakup with Cassie and posted a picture on Instagram. Following it, Cassie's sister also posted a picture of Cassie getting tattooed by the same artist.
Why did Colton Underwood delete his Instagram?
The former NFL player hasn't deleted his Instagram account. However, he did remove all of his posts after Cassie filed a restraining order. The reason behind his move is unknown, but he was MIA on all his social media handles. However, now you can find his Instagram filled with pictures of him and his fiancee.
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