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Remarkably one of the best players in the history of NFL, Adriel Jeremiah Green better known as AJ Green is an American football wide receiver. He plays for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL).
He was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball as well as track and proved to be a star in each arena. After his high school career which was lined with numerous accolades and awards, he was considered to be one of the top national football prospects of the Class of 2008 and was listed #1 by Sports Illustrated.
AJ played college football at the University of Georgia from 2008 to 2010 and was drafted by the Bengals fourth overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. However, he did not finish his college career without setting unbeatable records and garnered accolades as has become normal with him.
Some of his beautiful college records include the SEC in receiving yards, with the third-highest total in UGA school history in his freshman year, elected All-SEC First Team by Associated Press, SEC Coaches, ESPN, Phil Steele, and Sporting News, and finishing the three seasons he played in with 166 receptions for 2,619 yards and 23 touchdowns.
AJ Green’s Net Worth
AJ Green has made Forbes list of highest-paid athletes. It isn’t a surprise though, going by his standout performances and his exceptional contributions to the Bengals. He is a Bengal with a difference and has continued to prove his form through the seasons he has played in the NFL.
A look at his contracts and endorsements will sure be an eye opener of how much he is earning and his net worth. He signed a four-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals following his draft in 2011. The entry-level contract is for a whopping fee of $19,688,098 which included $12.8 million as the signing bonus. That at least explains the worth the player is placed at. Towards the end of his contract, the Bengals wouldn’t risk leaving him for another team, thus, they extended their contract by four years in September 2015.
As expected, over the years, he has advanced in skills and competence and likewise, his worth also increased. The new deal was sealed with a contract fee of $60 million which is more than twice the rookie contract he signed. It includes a $15 million signing bonus and $6 million roster bonus paid in March 2016, added to his $11.75 million basic salary in 2015.
Putting one and one together, the wide receiver is worth $35 million. His earnings from endorsements also add to his purse. He earns over $500, 000 from brand sponsorship and endorsements for products like Nike and the energizer Rockin Refuel.
AJ Green’s Mom, Sister
AJ Green was born on July 31, 1988, in Summerville, South Carolina to a steelworker and truck driver, Woodrow and a mother, Dora, who worked as a clerk at a Wal-Mart for over two decades. He grew up as an only child although he was not born an only child. When he was 4, his older brother and only sibling, Avionce died in a car wreck on the way to a school carnival. The accident also left their aunt paralyzed.
Wife (Miranda Brooke)
Marriage is a beautiful thing and is only made lovelier by the individuals who have committed themselves to the journey or rather adventure of living and loving. The Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver’s case is no different with his beautiful wife. He is married to his college sweetheart, Miranda Brooke. Theirs is a love story which could assuredly be termed a relationship goal. The duo met on Facebook where they exchanged messages for 6 months before deciding to make things official and meet. AJ and Miranda were both students of Georgia State University where they met for the first time and subsequently became college sweethearts with their eventual meeting.
They decided to take their love nest to the next level when on March 21, 2015, the duo said: “I do” in a ceremony held in Atlanta. Their home has since expanded with the birth of their son, Easton Ace Green on September 21, 2016. They nicknamed him Eazy and are so taken in admiration and love for the child they co-created as well as counting themselves lucky for the opportunity to parent him.
AJ Green’s Height
The Bengals wide receiver is an athlete to the core with matching body size and build. He has a great height of 6 ft 3 in which is translated to 1.93 in meters and a body weight of 210 lb (95 kg).