Now that Season 12 “Bachelorette” star JoJo Fletcher is able to go public with her romance and reveal that she accepted winner Jordan Rodger’s engagement ring, many fans are eager to know a little more about the ABC reality star. In a conference call with media Tuesday, Jordan dished about his personal life, revealing a few things about his career.
So what exactly does Jordan do? Fans of “The Bachelorette” already know that he’s a former professional athlete. Jordan, the brother of NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers, played a few years of pro football on several different practice squads. The 27-year-old was first drafted into the league in 2013 by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He then went on to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and then the Canadian Football League. Jordan never made it out onto the field for an actual game, and was forced to leave the NFL altogether in 2014 after suffering from an injury.
Jordan is clearly a lover of sports and still works in that industry. For the past year he has been doing broadcasting work for ESPN, as well as working as a college football analyst. According to Fox Sports’ Clay Travis, Jordan was recently offered a gig at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) network on the college sports channel.
In addition, Jordan is heavily involved in nutritional coaching and revealed that he will continue to coach from downtown Dallas, where he will be living with his new fiancée. Jordan started his own nutritional coaching company, called MetPro, after he left professional football.
In a June interview with Garbage Time podcast, he explained that he helps professional athletes, celebrities and everyday people diet and train so they can reach their weight loss goals.
“I am really passionate about that and I love the aspect of changing other people’s lives,” he said. Some of Jordan’s famous clients include Oakland Raiders Andrew East and “Pitch Perfect” stars Kelley Jakle and Brittany Snow.