Aly Raisman arrived home from the Rio games with more than a bunch of gold and silver medals. She’s already getting asked out by pro football players! Oakland Raider tight end Colton Underwood wants to go on a date with Aly and made the offer via a cute video, to which she accepted! Here are five things to know about bold and handsome Colton!
1. Colton has been signed on three different NFL teams but has yet to play a single pro game.
He was signed by the San Diego Chargers in 2015 then waived. He was picked up that Sept. by the Philadelphia Eagles but released from their practice squad after six days. The Chargers picked him up for the second time two weeks later to their practice squad again, but he never played in any games. The Oakland Raiders signed him to their practice squad in Dec. 2015.
2. Colton is an animal lover.
He works with the Champaign, IL Humane Society to help get dogs adopted. Most recently he championed a large mixed breed pup named Hercules on his Instagram, and shortly thereafter the doggie found a forever home.! Aww, rescue dogs are always the best.
3, Colton is a restaurant owner.
He just opened a sports bar and grill in Washington, IL called 4th & Goal Grill. He attended college and played football at Illinois State University in nearby Normal, IL and is still a midwestern boy at heart. He’s so proud of his central Illinois roots that he opened his first business there.
@Colt3FIVE thanks for the sweet video…. looking forward to meeting you :)
— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) August 21, 2016
Anytime! Looking forward to meeting you too. Safe travels back, see you soon! https://t.co/vWRhhqR5up
— Colton Underwood (@Colt3FIVE) August 21, 2016
4. Colton does lots of charity work with sick kids.
He’s a frequent visitor at Children’s Hospital of Illinois, helping brighten the day of kids battling serious illnesses. He says their strength gives him inspiration. He also has hosted galas to raise money for cystic fibrosis. What a guy!
5. Colton is besties with the husband of another champion American gymnast, Shawn Johnson.
He asked out Aly in the form of a double date with his Raider teammate, long snapper Andrew East. He married Shawn in April 2016, so if Colton and Aly don’t hit it off, at least she’ll have Shawn to talk gymnastics with. But considering Aly said he’s “cute” when shown the video of his date offer, we’re sure they’ll get along well!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Aly and Colton will hit it off?