Colton Underwood is an American reality TV personality and former footballer. Colton played football for ‘Illions State’ and then signed by the ‘San Diego Chargers’. Colton Underwood is popular for her appearance in the dating reality series, ‘The Bachelorette’ and ‘The Bachelor’.
Colton doesn’t have an official ‘National Football League career graph, as he never made it to the regular roster. Due to injury, he took early retirement from football.
Colton Underwood’s net worth is estimated at $1 million as of 2019.
Colton Underwood was born on January 26, 1992, in Indianapolis, Indiana, US to parent Scott and Donna Underwood. He was raised in Washington, Illinois along with his younger brother, Connor.
Colton attended Washington Community High School and later went to Illinois State University. At an early age, he started playing football. He played college football for the ‘Illinois State Redbird’.
Colton’s performance brought remarkable scores for Washington Community. This earned him interest from prominent schools such as ‘Wisconsin’ and ‘Iowa’. Despite the interest from such a good school, he played for Illinois following his parent’s footsteps.
Colton started his professional football career on May 10, 2014. Later on, August 30, 2014, didn’t make it to the team of San Diego. On September 3, 2014, he signed for the ‘Philadelphia Eagles’ as practice squad and was released 6 days later.
Colton joins back to the Chargers as their practice squad. On December 29, 2014, he signed a contract with the Chargers. Colton was selected for the preseason games. In his first NFL game, he scored two tackles.
Later, he was left out from the squad after picking up an injury. He was placed on injured reserve. Later, his injured reserve status was also taken back on September 10, 2015.
After suffering from a ligament tear and a joint-break in his left shoulder on the first day of practice with the Raiders he decided to end his football career.
After retiring from the football, he appeared in the television reality show ‘The Bachelorette’ in the 14th season of ‘ABC’ dating reality show.
He also appeared in the fifth season of another dating reality show, ‘Bachelor in Paradise’. On the show, he was linked with the fellow contestant Tia Booth. Later, he broke up with her and left in the fourth week of the show.
On September 4, 2018, ABC announced Colton’s participation in the 23rd season of ‘The Bachelor’.
Net Worth and Earnings
The former professional football player Colton Underwood’s net worth estimated at $1 million. Colton earned about $121, 200 from the football career. He signed the contract of $450, 000 with Raider but he walked away with $33,000. In 2014, he was paid $88,220 for playing with Chargers.
He also earned a good amount from his appearance in the reality show. He was paid $100,000 in the reality show The Bachelor.
According to reports, he has earned around $15,000 for his appearance on Bachelor in Paradise.
Personal Life and Relationship
Talking about the personal life of Colton Underwood, he was in a relationship with Aly Raisman, who was an Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast. The couple started dating in 2016 and revealed to the public in the December 2014 at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year’ ceremony. The couple broke up in 2017.
Colton started a relationship with The Bachelor’s contestant, Cassie Randolph. However, the relationship was only meant for the promotion of the show. In March 2019, Colton and Cassie confirmed that they were still in a relationship even after the end of the show.
While in the show, Cassie had initially break-up with Colton. However, Colton truly loved her and thus went against the rules of the show to confess his love for her.
Checking out Colton’s Instagram account, he shared the loving pictures of him with Cassie Randolph which shows both the couples are in deeply love with each other.
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