Clayton Echard Makes His Emotional Debut as The BACHELOR in Season 26 Trailer {WATCH}

ABC has a new Bachelor, Clayton Echard.

Echard, a former pro football player, was a suitor on the current season of The Bachelorette with Michelle Young.

Following an all-new episode of The Bachelorette on Tuesday, November 30, ABC released the first look at his upcoming season.

“I’m just a Midwest guy from Missouri that just wants to find love,” Clayton says in the clip. “And I believe more than anything that my future wife is here.”

Season 26 of The Bachelor will be the first with Jesse Palmer, the former NFL quarterback and Season 5 Bachelor, as host.  The show premieres on January 3 on ABC.