There's been a buzz all over social media throughout the last week or so when the new Bachelor was announced. Matt James was supposed to be on the 16th season of The Bachelorette with Clare Crawley, but the franchise had other plans for him. Fans will be able to see him on season 24 with his attempt to find love.\nYou might recognize James as being heart-throb, Tyler Cameron's, best friend. From being roommates in college to roommates in New York, they've been through it all together.\nDuring quarantine, Cameron, his family, Hannah Brown and James created "The Quarantine Crew" while they isolated together in Florida for a few weeks.\nThe North Carolina native is making history in The Bachelor franchise, so get those applications ready and you might just meet the love of your life.\n1. He was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina\nView this post on Instagram They would have been so long by now ✂️! Should I have cut them? A post shared by Matt James (@mattjames919) on Mar 6, 2014 at 10:36am PST\n2. He attended Wake Forest University where he played college football.\nJames played wide-receiver and graduated in 2015. He was also roommates, as well as teammates with Bachelorette's, Cameron.\nView this post on Instagram JAMES-NICHOL-RIVES Football Scholarship | EST. 2019 . . . To Dr. Stan Roger - I can’t pay you back for this gift, but I can pay it forward 🙌🏽 . . . #GoDeacs #CommittedToExcellence 🎩 . . . Circa: Freshman Spring A post shared by Matt James (@mattjames919) on Mar 18, 2019 at 2:18pm PDT\n3. He co-founded ABC Food Tours\nThe website states, "Our goal is to implement an experiential learning platform for students in NYC living in underserved communities that will educate, motivate, and inspire them to overcome life’s obstacles."\nView this post on Instagram Taco Tuesdayyy 🌮🌮 . Visit @abcfoodtours to message us any community centers, schools, hospitals, or shelters that we can direct supplies for students as well as those on the front line across the country 🙌🏽 . Feed | Educate | Giveback A post shared by Matt James (@mattjames919) on Mar 31, 2020 at 4:05pm PDT\n4. He has a degree in Economics and is a research analyst at a real estate company.\nAfter the NFL didn't work out, he went on to work for PNC Bank in Pittsburgh before accepting a job at a real estate company in New York, New York.\nView this post on Instagram It's official 📍 Feel free to leave food suggestions 🍩🍪🍔👇🏽 A post shared by Matt James (@mattjames919) on Apr 20, 2017 at 4:34pm PDT\n5. James is a Lululemon Athletica Store Ambassador/model\nHe loves to live a healthy and active lifestyle and shows it all over his IG.\nView this post on Instagram Proverbs 3:5-6 🙏🏽 . . . 📸: @brakethrough_media x @brakethrough_jf x @brakethrough_ig A post shared by Matt James (@mattjames919) on Feb 17, 2020 at 10:42am PST\n6. TikTok is his jam.\nHe has almost 200k followers on the app. He was also apart of the Quarantine Crew TikTok page with Hannah Brown and Tyler.\nView this post on Instagram Improvise, adapt, overcome 🏄🏽♂️🤙🏽🌊 A post shared by Matt James (@mattjames919) on Apr 18, 2020 at 6:40pm PDT\n7. He's kind of a momma's boy.\nIt's no secret that James loves his momma; she's all over his IG. On Good Morning America he stated, "I’m looking for qualities that my mom embodies, and that’s selfless, honest, caring, compassionate and those are qualities found in women all shapes, sizes and races and it’s not a black or white thing."\nView this post on Instagram Time well spent 🐼 A post shared by Matt James (@mattjames919) on Sep 9, 2019 at 4:24am PDT\n8. He didn't even get to meet Clare Crawley\nHe was slated to be on the upcoming season of The Bachelorette, but it was postponed because of COVID-19. It's likely Clare will get a whole new cast of men.\nView this post on Instagram Meet your new Bachelor #MattJames 😍😍😍 A post shared by Celebrity & Fashion by WW (@wonderwall) on Jun 12, 2020 at 10:32am PDT\n9. He's the very first Black Bachelor\nHis bestie Tyler posted on IG, "Congrats to my brother @mattjames919 on being named the Bachelor. This is all a testament of who you are as a person. Now the world gets to see the person you are and the heart you have."\nView this post on Instagram It’s official…your next Bachelor is @mattjames919! A post shared by The Bachelor (@bachelorabc) on Jun 12, 2020 at 5:20am PDT\nCasting has started and you might just be looking at your future husband.