Daron Blaylock, a former University of Kentucky football player, made it through the first cut on Hannah B’s season of The Bachelorette. (I said spoiler alert!)
Blaylock’s screen time in the season premiere was extremely limited — I don’t remember him saying a word after his brief introduction — but he did enough off camera to earn a rose in the first rose ceremony of the season.
At Kentucky, Blaylock played both safety and linebacker in 23 games for the Wildcats from 2012-15. He and his identical twin brother, Zack Blaylock, were recruited to UK by Joker Phillips and played their freshman seasons under Phillips before Mark Stoops took over in 2013. He finished his career with 46 total tackles and now works as an IT consultant in Buckhead, Georgia, according to his bio on the show.
One other Kentuckian vying for Hannah B’s love on The Bachelorette wasn’t as lucky. Brian Bowles, a high school math teacher in Louisville, was sent home without a rose at the end of Monday night’s premiere.
And yes, I watch The Bachelorette.