Former Illinois State University defensive lineman Colton Underwood announced he tested positive for COVID-19. 

After announcing the news Underwood urged everyone to adhere to regulations put in place. 

“For anyone out there that is hesitant to self-quarantine... please do yourself and your loved ones a favor and stay home,” Underwood wrote in an Instagram caption. “We will all beat this and come out stronger on the other side.”

Over a four-year career, the Washington, Illinois, native racked up 213 total tackles over 44 games. Underwood ranks third in the Redbirds’ record book for tackles for loss (44) and fourth in sacks (21.5). 

After his playing days Underwood was selected to participate in the reality show “The Bachelor.” 

JAKE SERMERSHEIM is a Sports Editor for The Vidette. He can be contacted at vidette_jrserme@ilstu.edu. Follow him on Twitter at @JakeSermersheim

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