Rodney Mathews is one of the four lucky guys who will get more one-on-one time with Michelle Young during the Nov. 30 episode of The Bachelorette. As one of the final four men, Rodney will get the chance to introduce Michelle to his family this week, and it’s a crucial point in the show. Since week one, Rodney has kept Michelle laughing, but this will be their chance to find out if there’s a deeper connection there.
In addition to Rodney, Michelle is meeting the families of Joe Coleman, Brandon Jones and Nayte Olukoya. Previews for the episode show Michelle struggling with who to eliminate at the end of the week, as she’s tasked with sending one person home as she gets closer to finding the love of her life. Learn more about Rodney below.
1. What Does Rodney Do?
Rodney currently works as an Outside Sales Representative for Cinta in California. He has been with the company since May 2018. The company assists other businesses with apparel and facility services to prepare for the workday. Before working at Cinta, Rodney spent a year and a half working as an Associate Sales Rep at Smith & Nephew, a medical technology company.
2. Where Did Rodney Go to College?
Rodney got his Associate’s Degree from Citrus College in 2012. He majored in Communication and Media Studies. After two years at Citrus, he transferred to California State University, Fresno, where he majored in Mass Communications and Media Studies. He graduated in 2015.
3. Rodney Was A College Athlete
Rodney was on the football team at Fresno State. He was a Safety. Rodney had a successful high school football career, and was named the All-Sierra League safety during his senior year. After high school, he played at Citrus College. There, he was a first team All-West Conference selection in 2011, as well as a CCCFCA Region IV All-State first team selection in 2012. He was also captain of the team. Rodney transferred to Fresno State in 2013 during his junior year and played two games before suffering a knee injury that ended his football career — and his dreams of heading to the NFL.
4. What Is Rodney Looking For In A Partner?
“Rodney is looking for someone who is honest, active, and ideally a former student athlete like himself,” Rodney’s ABC bio says. Luckily, Michelle is a former college basketball player, so the shoe fits! “He wants to find a deep mental connection with someone, but also wants a woman who he can laugh with every day,” the bio says. “Rodney knows exactly what he wants and he is looking for someone who has that clear vision, too.”
5. Faith Is Important To Rodney
Rodney’s Instagram bio reveals that three of the most important things to him are “faith, football and family.”