Undrafted free agent tight end signed by the San Diego Chargers in 2014. He was also a member of the Eagles and Raiders off-season squads between 2014 and 2016. In September 2018, he became The Bachelor for season 23.
He was a two-time All-American at Illinois State.
He is an advocate for Cystic Fibrosis. He established the Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation.
He became more of a name off-the-field when he began dating Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman in 2016; but the two broke up in 2017. In 2019, he began dating Cassie Randolph after his season of The Bachelor.