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Beginning his professional career with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015, Eric Kush has always remained determined in his fight for a successful career in the NFL and today, despite the hitches caused by the injuries he obtained while playing, he has successfully made and is still making it big as a professional football player.
Taking it really cool in his career, Kush became popular on social media platforms when in 2016, he posted pictures of some new Bears inspired tank tops he would be selling on his website. Here, we shall be looking at this great player’s career, family, and net worth.
Who is Eric Kush?
Playing center for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League(NFL), Eric Kush is an American football player who was born on September 9, 1989, in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, United States. Like most sports stars, Kush began to exhibit his love and passion for the American football in his school days. He attended Chartiers Valley High School located in Collier Township of Pensylvania and after graduation, he went to the California University of Pennsylvania where he played college football.
Following his exceptional skills in the sports alongside his determination to make a successful career, Kush made his way to the national level after he was drafted by a professional team known as the Kansas City Chiefs, in the sixth round with the 170th overall pick of NFA’s 2013 draft. This was on September 5, 2015. The following day which is September 6, he was claimed off waivers by the Tamper-based football franchise, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
On the 16th day of the same month of September, Kush was signed into the Carolina Panthers’ practice squad but was released on October 27, 2015. His short moves from one professional football team to another continued all through 2015. Kush moved to Houston Texans On November 5, 2015, after signing a two-year contract with the professional team. The Texans released him on November 15, 2015, and the Los Angeles Rams took him up only to waive him off after ten months as part of their final roster cuts
Kush finally teamed up with the Chicago Bears. He was claimed off by the team on September 4, 2016, and that same year, he made four starts and eight appearances. On February 15, 2017, the Chicago beers decided to extend its contract with Kush but the year couldn’t end well for the young player as he was ruled out for the season’s game after he suffered a torn hamstring while training in camp.
Salary and Net Worth
Offensive lineman Eric Kush has quite an impressive salary and even though he is not on the list of the team’s highest-paid players, his pay at the moment isn’t that bad for a professional in his level. In 2016 when he began playing with the Bears, he started with $675,000 as salary. The amount moved to about $800,000 in 2017, with a roster bonus of $500,000. As at 2018, Eric Kush is being paid $1,400,000. The current pay increase follows the two years of renewed contracts worth $2,700,000 including $500,000 guaranteed. Kush is believed to have a career net worth of about $3 million.
Who is His Wife?
The Chicago Bears veteran interior lineman Eric Kush is as dedicated and successful in his marriage as he is with his football career. He married his longtime sweetheart Stephanie Punjack in 2013. Punjack is a very private person and that is why little or nothing is known about her but on several occasions, Kush sings her praises and applaud her for her role in his life as his wife and mother of his children.
When Kush was recuperating from his injury, he posted a picture of his wife and children on his Twitter handle and attached a comment saying “Thanks to my beautiful wife for toughing through the snow with our two boys to support me!”. He also appreciated his fans and the Chicago bears family for supporting him all through the times he suffered injury. Eric Kush and his beautiful wife are blessed with two sons named Jack Henry Kush and Chris Kush.
Height, Weight, Body Stats
Wearing shirt number 64, Offensive guard Kush is 6’4″ tall. Looking at his physical appearance you could tell how well Eric tries to keep fit. His athletic body also weighs 317 lbs.