Colton Underwood is a famous American reality TV personality and former footballer. Colton Underwood was a member of the Eagles and Raiders off-season squads between 2014 and 2016. In March 2020, he tested positive for the viral CoronaVirus COVID-19, requiring him to stay isolated.
Table of Biography
“The Bachelor” star tested POSITIVE for Corona Virus!
The Bachelor star Colton Underwood broke the news on Friday, March 20, 2020. He said that he tested positive for the coronavirus through an Instagram post. Colton revealed that he started to feel symptoms of the disease, COVID-19, a few days ago, and hence he sought out a test and got his diagnosis.
He also wrote in an Instagram caption urging people to stay home and socially distance themselves:
“For anyone out there that is hesitant to self-quarantine… please do yourself and your loved ones a favor and stay home. We will all beat this and come out stronger on the other side. It’s been kicking my ass, just to put it pretty bluntly. The main thing is I can’t even walk up a flight of stairs without being out of breath or go to the bathroom without having to sit down because I’m exhausted.”
Further, Underwood also shared a video explaining more about his experience. He also explained that we should abandon the idea that the coronavirus is exclusively dangerous for elderly people. It is because Underwood considers himself to be a healthy 28-year-old who works out regularly but still he had serious symptoms.
He stated that he’s currently in quarantine with his girlfriend Cassie Randolph, whom he met on The Bachelor. They are practicing self-quarantine at her parents’ house in Huntington Beach, California.
Cassie Randolph wrote:
The doctor said that Underwood was one of three people that tested positive out of 20 tests that he gave that day and that number is probably only going to keep increasing.
We’ll keep you updated on our symptoms or lack of symptoms and everything else going on in our household. But as far as social distancing and everything, please, please practice that because it’s the only thing that we can do, and if we have it, probably a lot of other people out there have it too, even if they haven’t been tested for it. So treat yourself like you do have it.
Early Life and Childhood
Colton Underwood was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Scott Underwood and Donna Underwood, on January 26, 1992, and his current age is 28 years. But his parents are divorced. His father played college football for the ‘Illinois State Redbirds,’ while Donna was a volleyball player. Colton’s younger brother, Connor Timothy Underwood, has played football for ‘Indiana State.’ His full name is Colton Scott Underwood.
Colton has many half-siblings from his parents’ second marriages. He attended the ‘Washington Community High School’ and the ‘Illinois State University.’ He also played football for the ‘Illinois State Redbirds.’ He was a star defensive end for the ‘Redbirds.’
He was rated a two-star recruit in his high-school senior year, although a talented high-school player is usually a five-star recruit. In spite of that, his performance brought remarkable scores for ‘Washington Community.’
Colton’s achievements for ‘Washington Community’ earned him interest from prominent schools such as ‘Wisconsin’ and ‘Iowa.’ However, following in his parents’ footsteps, Colton chose ‘Illinois.’
Career and Professional Life
Colton was a Buck Buchanan Award finalist for two times. He started his football career as a freshman in 2010 and finished with two sacks, eventually becoming a full-time starter in 2011.
For ‘Illinois,’ Colton’s career-high has been four stops at ‘No.19 Northern Illinois.’ He also picked up a sack against ‘No.24 Western Illinois.’ He made his first career sack against ‘South Dakota State.’ His college football career ended with 45 games and 215 tackles. He won the third spot for tackles-for-loss (44) and the fourth spot for career sacks in the history of ‘Illinois State.’
And the year, 2012, became Colton’s breakthrough year after he set a career-high 10.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles-for-loss. He received offers from several associations, such as ‘All-America by The Walter Camp Football Foundation,’ ‘The Associated Press,’ and ‘The Sports Network.’
More about his Football Career
Colton’s professional football career began on May 10, 2014, after he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the ‘San Diego Chargers.’ He entered the team as an outside linebacker and was waived on August 30, 2014. On September 3, 2014, Colton was chosen by the ‘Philadelphia Eagles’ practice squad and was released 6 days later. Colton was back with the ‘Chargers’ and was signed to their practice squad on September 23, 2014. On 29 December that year, he signed a contract with the ‘Chargers.’
For Chargers, Colton Underwood geared up for the preseason games. In his first NFL game, Underwood scored two tackles. The ‘Chargers’ surrendered Colton on September 5, 2015, and he was placed on injured reserve the next day. His injured reserve state which was taken back on September 10, 2015. Furthermore, on December 1, 2015, Colton joined the ‘Raiders’ but was not included in the roster. He remained with their practice squad. He was dismissed on August 29, 2016.
Colton suffered a ligament tear and a joint-break in his left shoulder on the first day of his padded practice with the ‘Raiders.’ The injury eventually ended Colton’s football career. After retiring from football, Colton entered the 14th season of the ‘ABC’ dating reality show ‘The Bachelorette.’
Colton was eliminated in the eighth week and, by then, had made it to the final four. He then joined the cast of the fifth season of another dating reality show, ‘Bachelor in Paradise.’ On the show, Underwood was linked to fellow contestant Tia Booth. He later broke up with Tia on the show and left the show in its fourth week.
ABC announced Colton’s participation in the 23rd season of ‘The Bachelor’ on September 4, 2018. People opposed this announcement as they wanted Blake Horstmann or Jason Tartick on the show. Despite that, he joined the show as announced by the channel, on September 21, 2018. Colton had even met three fellow contestants on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ by then.
On ‘The Bachelorette,’ Colton raised eyebrows for constantly bragging about retaining his virginity. He also acknowledged the show for giving him a platform to discuss the same with people. In January 2016, Colton launched the ‘Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation’ that works to raise funds for cystic fibrosis research and medical equipment. He named the foundation after himself but he started the foundation to honor his cousin Harper, who was diagnosed with the disease when she was 4 years old.
In just 3 years, it became financially enabled to support and provide resources for cystic fibrosis patients and their families. In January 2018, the foundation started the ‘Legacy Project,’ intending to provide ‘Afflovests’ (chest wall oscillation devices to clear lung passages, as part of the regular treatment for cystic fibrosis) to children across the US.
Awards and Nominations
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Colton’s first publicized relationship was with Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman. They started dating in 2016 and made their relationship public in December that year at the ‘Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year’ ceremony in New York. The event also marked their red carpet debut as a couple. However, they broke up in 2017. On the show ‘Bachelor in Paradise’, he was linked to fellow contestant Tia Booth. They later broke up.
Current Relationship status
As of now, he is single. He dated his then-girlfriend Cassie Randolph, from November 2018 until May 2020. Colton then started a relationship with his fellow ‘The Bachelor’ contestant, Cassie Randolph. They confirmed they were still together after the show ended for so long in March 2019. While on the show, Cassie had initially had a break-up with Colton. Though, Colton truly loved her and thus went against the rules of the show to profess his love for her. And after the show ended, Colton moved to Los Angeles so that he could be closer to Cassie.
Ultimately, they both began living in Hollywood, though not together. They stated on Jenny McCarthy’s ‘SiriusXM’ show that they might chronicle their wedding in the form of a TV series. They even planned to film another reality show, possibly on their relationship. However, they have also stated that they do not have enough stories that might fascinate the audience. They ended their relation at the moment.
On May 30, 2020, he posted their picture captioning;
“Its been a crazy few months to say the least, Cass and I have been doing a lot of self-reflecting. Sometimes people are just meant to be friends – and that’s okay. We both have grown immensely and been through so much together – so this isn’t the end of our story, it’s the start of a whole new chapter for us.”
Colton has a fit body structure. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall in height and weighs around 115 Kgs. However, on Thursday, August 21, Colton said that he lost his “veginity” by going vegetarian, at least for now. The day before, the season 23 Bachelor alum stopped by the US Weekly studio to share all the details of the new diet and weight loss plan he had adopted back then. Hence, his weight might have changed by now since he followed strict diet for weight-loss.
His chest-waist-biceps measurements are 40-37-15 inches respectively. He wears a shoe size of 14 (US), 13 (UK), 47 (EU). Moreover, he has hazel green eyes and brown hair.
Social media and Net Worth
Colton is socially active on different social media platforms. He is active on Instagram under the username ‘@coltonunderwood’ with more than 2 million followers. He is available on Facebook with more than 16K followers. His ‘@colton’ Twitter account has gained over 394K followers. Similarly, Colton is also active on TikTok under the username ‘@coltonunderwood7’ where he has earned over 23.3K followers and over 98.8K likes.
No wonder he pockets a huge amount of money through his profession. He has an estimated net worth of around $1 million. He is doing great in his profession.