"Third time is the charm". During this time, he pursued a relationship with Tia Booth-another Bachelor contestant who appeared on Arie Luyendyk's season and briefly dated Underwood before he went on Kufrin's season.
The Bachelor in Paradise star also told Tia not to settle for anything less than the world, saying that's what she deserved.
And NO I will NOT be a contestant on Colton's season.
"That's what I'm looking for ... being engaged and then getting married shortly after that", Underwood said, per People.
The 26-year-old Underwood received kudos for his candor when speaking about his virginity and received widespread support by viewers when he discussed the sensitive topic during his emotional breakdown on The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All reunion. "That's what I'm hoping for".
The titular "Bachelor" on the next season of the hit ABC show might be familiar to football fans, or at least those with an intimate knowlegde of training camp and practice squad rosters.
Though he has more than his fair share of supporters, news of Underwood's casting - which was leaked online just days ago - has been widely slammed by viewers who claim he's too young and not ready for a long relationship.
"The Bachelor" premieres in January on ABC.
Football player Colton Underwood and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman attend the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony 2016 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on December 12, 2016 in New York City. "And I wish her all the best". "Thank you for teaching me even more about myself, and most importantly, for your friendship that I know will continue far beyond Paradise", Colton wrote.