He played college football at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
He has worked as a substitute teacher and created an app called Fessy Fitness. Having played collegiate sports, he has maintained his physique by participating in a multitude of different sports and outdoor activities. He was a two-time All-American at the tight end position for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Football Team.
His parents are Rizvan and Michelle Shafaat. He began dating Big Brother castmate Haleigh Broucher in 2018. Their breakup was revealed in July 2020.
He was in an alliance with houseguest Chris Williams on Big Brother 20.