Fans of The Bachelor's newest hunk, Colton Underwood, know that he's a former pro football player, but what they may not know is that football runs in the family – as does exemplary good looks and general athleticism.
Underwood was born on January 26, 1992, in Indianapolis, Indiana, which means he'll celebrate his birthday during the airing of the upcoming season of The Bachelor. He stands 6-foot-3 and weighs approximately 253 pounds, the perfect frame for a tight end. He graduated from Washington Community School District in Illinois and played football at Illinois State. He was part of the practice squads and participated in off-season workouts for the San Diego Chargers, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Oakland Raiders. He was first signed by the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2014.
With his family's blessing, he became a contestant on the 14th season of The Bachelorette starring Becca Kufrin. Sadly, he was eliminated in the eighth week after hometown dates. But he was quickly picked up for the fifth season of Bachelor in Paradise. He now stars in the 23rd season of The Bachelor.
But Underwood isn't the only football stud in the family, according to the Vidette, which is Illinois State's student newspaper. Little brother Connor was an outside linebacker, who is just one year younger than Colton. He stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 229 pounds. He also possesses numerous football accolades, like his big brother, and played football at Indiana State.