It’s not January, but Vanderbilt football finally has a major championship to celebrate.
Monday night, former quarterback Jordan Rodgers was the last man standing from the initial group of 26 men on ABC reality show The Bachelorette.
He “won” the heart of television celebrity Joelle “JoJo” Fletcher, with Monday’s episode featuring Rodgers’ (successful) proposal and a live interview with the couple.
Everyone was watching.
— NFL (@NFL) August 2, 2016
Rodgers is the younger brother of NFL superstar Aaron Rodgers, who has two MVP awards and a Super Bowl win to his name.
But the two are apparently not on speaking terms, a fact that the The Bachelorette unveiled early in the season.
“I haven’t seen the show, to be honest with you, so it hasn’t really affected me a whole lot,” the elder Rodgers told Wisconsin TV station WISN last month. “I’ve always found that it’s a little inappropriate to talk publicly about some family matters, so I’m just — I’m not going to speak on those things, but I wish him well in the competition.”
Jordan played in 25 games at Vanderbilt from 2011-2012, throwing for 4,063 yards and 24 touchdowns against 15 interceptions.
He earned a spot in three different NFL camps and one CFL camp before retiring in 2015.
Now, he’s found love on national television. It’s a Vanderbilt football success story that — sorry, y’all — will likely bring Commodores fans more pride than anything that’s happened on the football field since Rodgers left.