The Bachelor: What college did Zach Shallcross play football at?

THE BACHELORETTE - Ò1910BÒ Ð Gabby and Rachel are each down to one man looking for lifelong love, but that doesnÕt mean itÕs smooth sailing to an engagement for these Bachelorettes. Both women will join Jesse Palmer as they watch the shocking conclusions to their journeys play out live in-studio and for all of America to see. Plus, the new Bachelor makes his debut and a never-before-seen interactive viewing experience rounds out this epic three-hour event on part two of the LIVE season finale of ÒThe Bachelorette,Ó TUESDAY, SEPT. 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)ZACH SHALLCROSS
THE BACHELORETTE - Ò1910BÒ Ð Gabby and Rachel are each down to one man looking for lifelong love, but that doesnÕt mean itÕs smooth sailing to an engagement for these Bachelorettes. Both women will join Jesse Palmer as they watch the shocking conclusions to their journeys play out live in-studio and for all of America to see. Plus, the new Bachelor makes his debut and a never-before-seen interactive viewing experience rounds out this epic three-hour event on part two of the LIVE season finale of ÒThe Bachelorette,Ó TUESDAY, SEPT. 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)ZACH SHALLCROSS /
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After failing to find love on The Bachelorette, Zach Shallcross returns to the franchise as the lead of ABC’s The Bachelor. This season, Shallcross will be searching for love and is ready to open himself up to love once again in new ways as the new Bachelor.

While we got the chance to know Shallcross a bit during his season of The Bachelorette, fans are about to learn a lot more about the 26-year-old Senior Cloud Technology Account Executive — including some of his interests which we didn’t get the chance to learn more about while he was on The Bachelorette. 

Take for example the fact that Shallcross happens to be a former college athlete! That’s right, like this season’s host, Jesse Palmer, Shallcross has a strong connection to football and played the sport when he was younger!

Zach Shallcross college football team

During his season of The Bachelor, you might hear Zach Shallcross mention playing football in college which is something he didn’t talk a lot about during his time on The Bachelorette. As it turns out, Shallcross played for California Polytechnic State University Cal Poly Mustangs from 2014 – 2017 missing the final games of his junior year due to an injury.

Zach Shallcross college football position

While you might look at Zach Shallcross today and assume he played quarterback, Shallcross actually was an Offensive Lineman on the California Polytechnic State University’s Cal Poly Mustangs. According to the Cal Poly player bio page, Shallcross was part of an impressive offensive line that helped Cal Poly finish their 2017 season at No. 11 in the nation in running and No. 9 in time of possession.

Shallcross started as a Redshirt on the team in 2014 before playing six games during his freshman year. In 2016, Shallcross played in all 12 games of the season helping the Mustangs to No. 1 national ranking in team rushing for a fourth consecutive year with the offensive line ranking as No. 5 in sacks allowed and No. 7 in time of possession.

Did Zach Shallcross play in the NFL?

While Zach Shallcross did play football throughout college, Shallcross did not go pro and was not drafted to an NFL nor did he play professional football. While he did not ever play professional football, Shallcross has openly admitted that he’d love to be a football commentator someday. Who knows, maybe his role on The Bachelor will be the launch pad for Shallcross to finally make a run at his dream of being a commentator!

Next. The Bachelor 2023 cast: Meet the women of Zach’s season. dark