NFL player Clay Harbor is a contestant on The Bachelorette 2018. He is an NFL free agent tight end, who has played for the Eagles, Jacksonville, Patriots and Lions. Most recently, Harbor was on the Injured Reserve with the New Orleans Saints. Reality Steve has reported that Harbor was actually recruited to be a contestant on The Bachelorette 2018, which means he didn’t have to apply. Now, before we get into all the spoilers on Harbor, this is your MAJOR SPOILER WARNING. Do NOT continue reading if you don’t want to know Harbor’s fate on the show or any information about his part on season 14 of The Bachelorette.
On episode 3 of the show, Reality Steve has reported that Harbor suffers an injury on a football group date. Playing football, Harbor was surely in his element and wasn’t expecting to get hurt. ABC previously reported that, “One man’s desire to excel turns into a stunning injury as Becca looks on in disbelief … One of the injured men faces a serious medical diagnosis and he must make a life-changing decision. Will he stay and fight for Becca’s heart or leave her in tears?” The answer, according to Reality Steve, is that Harbor does not stay and fight for star Becca Kufrin’s heart.
Reality Steve first reported that, “Clay ends up breaking his wrist during this game and being taken to the ER. He had received the group date rose but ended up having to give it back to leave and have surgery, thus eliminating himself.”
Prior to his injury, Harbor told the cameras that it was “time to play for Becca”. Chris Harrison, who was helping commentate while watching the game, said that Harbor was going to be “the stand-out”. When Harbor gets tackled by 3 guys, he decides to really go all out and tried to make a touchdown as the team’s quarterback, succeeding. Unfortunately, he becomes noticeably injured and Kufrin rushes to his side as he complains about is wrist.
An ambulance arrives and takes Harbor to the hospital after he tied up the game. Harbor later arrives at the group date after-party with his arm in a sling. He tells the other contestants he needs to get checked out by some orthopedic surgeons. He also told the cameras that it made him feel so special that Kufrin was at his side as soon as he got injured. Harbor said that he was excited to see where his relationship can go with Kufrin.
Kufrin then gave Harbor the group date rose, telling him that he makes her feel like a princess.
After Harbor speaks with a doctor, he finds out he needs an immediate operation. Before the rose ceremony, Harbor confessed to some of the other guys that he could have to leave early, especially since he makes a living by playing football. He also said that he worries he’ll regret leaving the opportunity to be with Kufrin. Harbor told the cameras that this was the hardest decision he has ever had to make and that Kufrin is the girl he’s been looking for all his life.
When Harbor broke the news to Kufrin, he said that he regretted his decision all ready. He also told her he would miss her and she said the same.
Currently, Harbor lives in Chicago, Illinois.