Is Clayton Echard the Next Bachelor? The Bachelor nation fandom has been asking the same question. Variety through its source confirmed the news. But, the official announcement is yet to be made.
Nevertheless, learn about Clayton Echard with this article where we cover details on his parents, net worth, and The Bachelor.
Clayton Echard — The Next Bachelor?
Variety, through its sources, first confirmed the news of the new bachelor-to-be was Clayton Echard for season 26. When Variety reached out, they declined to make any comments on that matter. If the information from the sources stands true, he will join as a suitor of The Bachelorette which sets to premiere on 19 October.
As per the reports of Variety the network fell in love with him immediately. He was at the top of the shortlist of the network’s perspective bachelors. After the photos leaked, the source confirmed to Variety that Clayton Echard in fact was the next bachelor.
How Old Is He?
Clayton Echard was born on 29 April 1993. He turned 28 years old in April of 2021.
Clayton Echard Parents
Born to his parents Brian Echard and Kelly Duff Echard, Clayton Echard hails from his hometown of Eureka, Missouri.
Brian and Kelly married on 21 September 1991. So, they have been married for nearly 30 years (as of this writing). While his parents live in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri whereas Clayton lived in Columbia, Missouri as of 2021.
Hailing from Waverly, Ohio, Brian graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked as a sales engineer from 1986-1989 and district sales manager from 1989-1994 for Therm-O-Disc, Inc.,
Later on, Brian also worked as sales manager for McGill Switch Product Group, from 1996-1998 to White-Rodgers as sales manager, from 1998-2012 for Power Motion Sales Inc. as sales manager, and Sales engineer from August 2012 to the same company. Meanwhile, his wife, Kelly Echard, worked as a teacher at Washington Public Schools in Eureka, Missouri.
On 18 March 2021, Clayton wished his father, Brian for turning 58 years old. Even in the minimum, Clayton featured both of his parents.
Clayton Echard Siblings
Speaking on his siblings, Clayton Echard has two brothers; Nate Echard and Patrick Echard.
Like him, Nate is also a football player. Standing at the height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.87 meters), and weighing 245 lbs or 111 kilograms, he played as wide receiver from 2013-2018.
Nate attended Eureka Senior High. After high school graduation, he enrolled at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He earned a BS degree in Agricultural and Consumer Economics and MS in Technology Management and graduated with a 3.55 GPA.
Talking about his job, Nate worked as a camp leader at Douglass Community Center, contracts representative for Boeing from August 2018-June 2011, and as Associate Mako Product Specialist for Stryker in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Patrick, meanwhile, earned his Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from the University of Arkansas with a 4.0 GPA and a Bachelor’s in Health Science, Field Of StudyRehabilitation Sciences; a Minor in Psychology with a 3.6 GPA.
Pat has been working as Hub Material Handler in Stryker since November 2020. Before that he worked for Wright Medical Hub Material Handler, Busser/Food Runner/Barback in Loco Patron, Medical Screener at Aerotek, Harpo’s Bar & Grill as Bartender and Bar Specialist, in University Hospital as Research Assitant and Infection Control Intern, among a few other places.
How Tall Is He?
According to MU Tigers’ website, Clayton Echard stood tall at the height of 6 feet 5 inches or 1.95 meters. He weighed 260 lbs (117 kilograms).
His Football Career
Clayton’s football career started in high school. After playing varsity football, he joined Missouri Tigers in 2012. In the 2014 season, he played in all 14 games on special teams, tallying four tackles (3 solos, 1 assist). He had a solo tackle against UCF (Sept. 13), at South Carolina (Sept. 27), and against Kentucky (Nov. 1). He also added an assisted tackle against Arkansas (Nov. 28).
During the 2015 season, Clayton played tight end Mizzou, earning one start. He hauled in a pair of catches on the season, coming in back-to-back games vs. South Carolina (Oct. 3) and Florida (Oct. 10). His catch vs. South Carolina went for six yards while his grab vs. the Gators was a career-long at eight yards.
In 2016, Clayton signed with Seattle Hawks. On 31 July 2016, Seattle Hawks stated that they had injured Wide Receiver Tyler Slavin and signed Tight End Clayton.
Seattle Hawks reporter John Boyle wrote, they signed Clayton an undrafted rookie on Missouri. He took part in Seattle’s rookie minicamp as a tryout player. Clayton also spent time on the defensive line at Mizzou before settling at tight end and was a contributor on special teams. Echard will wear No. 85.
His LinkedIn profile read, “After outperforming 4 other tight ends on a tryout basis with the Seattle Seahawks, I signed on as a free agent. While there, I practiced daily with the team and played in 4 preseason games. I made it past the first round of cuts, however, I was not able to make the final roster. Nonetheless, it was a unique experience that I was blessed to be a part of”
On 6 April 2019, Clayton went on his Instagram and wrote, “Definitely miss these days! I think I still have a couple of good plays in me…#mizzoumade #seahawks #ipeaked”
The reason why he left football remains obscure.
Clayton Echard Job: What Does He Do For A Living?
After quitting his football career, Clayton Echard landed a job as a sales associate in Stryker in July 2016. A year and half years later, he started serving as a Sales Representative in Columbia, Missouri.
Before Clayton’s professional football career (August 2016-September 2016), he worked as Athletic Training Intern at Dr. Glenn L. McElroy M.D. Sports Medicine Center. For three months, he worked for Fastenal as Sales Trainee.
Clayton Echard earned his Bachelor’s Degree with a 3.6 GPA in Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, and a business minor, in 2015. Later, he joined Southeast Missouri State University and earned his MBA degree in Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Trivia: Clayton Echard is a freestyle rapper going by the name “Claydoe,” according to his IG bio.
Clayton Echard Net Worth
With a job as an orthopedic sales, Clayton Echard built a burgeoning net worth of $300 thousand.
Clayton Echard Dating History
Clayton Echard, despite his moderate fame in football, kept his private life away from the public eyes. His love life is away from any form of print media and social media. He never shared any information regarding his dating history and kept it away from the public eyes.
But, that doesn’t mean Clayton wasn’t romantically active. A dashing man with a muscular physique and equally handsome, he must’ve received offers for dating from plenty of women and also he asked out plenty of others.
But, all the details remain within him as Clayton remains tight-lipped.