Aaron Donald Met His Wife While She Worked For the Rams
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Few men throughout sporting history have fully earned the nickname "The Terminator." Tough guy Arnold Schwarzenegger both coined the moniker while setting an impossibly high bar for future Terminators…
Few men throughout sporting history have fully earned the nickname “The Terminator.”
Tough guy Arnold Schwarzenegger both coined the moniker while setting an impossibly high bar for future Terminators to reach.
To be called “The Terminator,” you have to be as badass as Arnold. And unless you’re the Italian Stallion, you probably aren’t that badass. Most NFL football players aren’t that badass, but there is one who is. Meet American Football defensive tackle Aaron Donald.
Donald has earned his “Terminator” nickname and set the bar for its use even higher. (He also goes by “Cheat Code.”) He has been a gridiron wrecking ball in the National Football League since 2014. As the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, he is terminating opposing offenses with extreme prejudice.
But there’s a softer side to football’s Terminator. Donald is a family man with two children and a wife. They run an organization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which reaches out to underprivileged youth through sports and community-based projects.
The Calabasas couple met in Los Angeles, where Donald has spent much of his NFL career. Now that he’s a married family man, he’s making moves to be a Los Angeles Ram for years to come.
Aaron Donald’s Wife Erica Sherman
Erica Donald is Aaron Donald’s current wife. She formerly went by Erica Sherman, but she changed her name on Instagram, indicating the two tied the knot at some point. She also sports a massive ring on her ring finger at nearly all times.
They met while Erica worked in community marketing for the Los Angeles Rams. Erica is a Louisiana State University graduate and no longer works for the Rams.
She’s currently the Vice President of Athlete Partnerships for game1, a sports-focused Hollywood production company, in addition to being Donald’s personal marketing manager.
While helping the NFL star manage endorsements, she also serves on the board of AD99 Solutions, Aaron Donald’s Pittsburgh-based outreach program. The foundation is Aaron Donald’s way of giving back to the city that helped give him such an intimidating net worth.
Whether or not they secretly eloped (hey, maybe the star just didn’t want all the publicity) doesn’t really matter, but they live together with Aaron’s children in Calabasas, California. They also welcomed their first child together in September 2021.
They chose the name Aaric Donald because it’s a combination of both of their names.
Aaron Donald says he’s proud to welcome a third child to his family, Aaric Donald – a combo of his name and his wife, Erica’s. He now has two sons and a daughter and says they’re his motivation for everything.
— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) September 10, 2021
Sherman makes frequent cameos on the footballer’s YouTube channel and vlog series, which has more than 100,000 subscribers.
Aaron Donald is at the top of his game right now. With his wife and children behind him, Donald plans to Terminate NFC offenses for years to come.
Aaron Donald’s Kids With Ex-Girlfriend Jaelynn Blakey
Apologies to Jaelynn Blakey, who is not the woman depicted above. Erica Sherman is the woman above.
Jaelynn Blakey is Aaron Donald’s former longtime girlfriend. She gave birth to Donald’s first child Jaeda Donald in 2013 and his second child Aaron Donald Jr. in 2016.
Blakey keeps a low profile and abstains from social media. She was raised in Pittsburgh and was Aaron’s high school sweetheart.
It’s unclear when Blakey and Donald broke up. Safe to assume, it was some time before Donald asked Erica Sherman to marry him.
Early Life & College Career
Aaron Charles Donald is more than a father of two and a defensive end for the LA Rams.
The football player starred as a defensive tackle at Penn Hills High School. Donald’s father Archie would wake up Aaron and his older brother Archie Donald Jr. for early morning work-outs, even earlier than his mother Anita Goggins got up.
The early-morning family time spent in the gym paid off when Aaron received scholarship offers from Toledo and Pittsburgh. He chose to stay local and play his NCAA football career at Pitt.
Donald played four seasons as a University of Pittsburgh Panthers defensive linemen before declaring for the 2014 NFL Draft. He navigated Pitt through the transition from the Big East to the ACC, through three BBVA Compass Bowls and to one Little Ceasar’s Bowl victory.
When Donald left Pittsburgh, he’d won ACC Defensive Player of the Year, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Chuck Bednarik Award, the Lombardi Award, the Outland Trophy and earned Unanimous First-Team All-American honors. And that was just in 2013.
Aaron Donald’s NFL Career
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With the 13th-overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the (then) St. Louis Rams selected Aaron Donald. Donald came off the board one pick after the New York Giants selected Odell Beckham Jr. Kahlil Mack went to the Oakland Raiders at No. 5 that year.
Since his All-Rookie Team season, Donald has been a Pro Bowl-level defensive tackle for the Rams organization. He won the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and was voted First-Team All-Pro team during his sophomore season. Donald has since made every Pro Bowl and All-Pro team since 2015 — the last year the Rams were in St. Louis.
The franchise relocated and became the Los Angeles Rams (once again) in 2016. By 2018, Donald was up for a new contract. He became the highest-paid NFL player EVER on a six-year, 5 million deal ( million of which is guaranteed).
Donald’s claim to highest-paid ever lasted less than a day, as Kahlil Mack signed an even bigger deal with the Bears soon after Donald made his announcement. Undeterred and angered, if anything, Donald proved he was worth every penny.
While Donald led the Rams defense, Jared Goff and Todd Gurley led the upstart offense to Super Bowl LIII, where they lost to (who else?) Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The Rams defeated the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints to get there.
Aaron Donald remains one of the NFL’s most dominant forces in 2022. Teams must constantly double-team the consistent NFC Defensive Player of the Week, though he continues to put up huge sack numbers.
Behind Donald and the defense, as well as new quarterback Matthew Stafford, the Rams charged their way through the playoffs to play in Super Bowl LVI against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Donald, his loving partner Erica and his three children will assuredly be in Los Angeles cheering him on.
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29-04-2021 · College football’s Fabio, Trevor Lawrence is projected to have a big night during the 2021 NFL Draft. Once he goes pro, Lawrence will likely cash in on his second-best asset. …
BREAKING NEWS: Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence has the Mane of a Lion.
College football fans have long known about the long locks of Lawrence. The Golden Tiger first hair-flipped onto the scene in 2018 and was instantly burdened with the task of following Deshaun Watson.
Poaching defenses have headhunted Lawrence ever since, but he has avoided their interception traps like bad hair days.
The star quarterback resembles “Sunshine” from Remember the Titans. Ronnie Bass’s days of touchdowns are over, but Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence’s are just beginning.
Lawrence’s head and shoulders have taken him to South Carolina, the cover of Sports Illustrated, and soon to Jacksonville or New York (maybe) after the NFL draft.
But is he more than just a gorgeous head of hair?
Last year, he showed he really might be.
Trevor Lawrence’s Early Life College
Trevor Lawrence was born on October 6, 1999, when the number two song was “Smooth” by Santana and Rob Thomas.
Though born in Old Rocky Top, Tennessee, Young Silky Top played ball at Cartersville High School in Georgia. There, his hair flourished. He was pretty good at football, too.
The Blonde Bomber chose the Clemson Tigers after heavy recruiting from head coach Dabo Swinney.
During his 2018-2019 season in South Carolina, the freshman with the flow lived up to the hype and won the starting job, a College Football Playoff semifinal game, and the national championship. Though he’s defeated all the best programs from the Alabama Crimson Tide to the Ohio State Buckeyes to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence’s freshman performance remains his finest.
Two years later, and to the surprise of many, Gridiron Goldilocks hasn’t won a Heisman Trophy or another CFP title.
Don’t expect the stoic Lawrence to sweat it, though — pretty soon, he’ll cash in on an endorsement from Pantene.
Trevor Lawrence’s Hair
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College football’s Fabio, Trevor Lawrence is projected to have a big night during the 2021 NFL Draft. Once he goes pro, Lawrence will likely cash in on his second-best asset. The good people of social media have already done so.
According to USA Today Sports, Trevor’s tufts tote quite the following on Instagram. They have their own Twitter account, too, as if hair might have something interesting to say.
Note that it is not Lawrence of Hairabia who runs these social media accounts – these are fan accounts for his hair.
Have you ever had a hair day that good?
No, you haven’t, Hall of Fame linebacker Troy Polamalu. But for Trevor the Tiger, every day is a good hair day, and he ain’t flowing down anytime soon.
NFL Draft & Hair Sponsor Outlook
NFL recruiters and long hair enthusiasts alike had a field day while Trevor Lawrence’s hair attended Pro Day.
Whether Lawrence lands with the Jets, the Jaguars, or even the Texans; Trevor’s hairstyle is sure to have competition in the locker room. But there’s no reason to believe Lawrence will loosen his locks anytime soon.
Truth be told, the human carrier of Trevor Lawrence’s hair is bound to be the first overall pick by Jacksonville Jaguars. Given Florida’s constant state of humidity, Lawrence may run into some tangles.
Where Lawrence will play in the NFL is all but decided. What isn’t decided, however, is what shampoo company will be accompanying him.
Here’s my 2021 Mock Draft for Trevor Lawrence’s Top Hair Sponsors:
- Pantene Pro-V – The obvious choice. Lawrence’s praise for Pantene is much-publicized; consider that a verbal commitment. But as college coaches know, a verbal commitment isn’t a signing.
- Head & Shoulders – You might call these guys “Big Shampoo.” With Patrick Mahomes at quarterback and Polamalu on defense, Lawrence would be crazy not to join this team. Still, it’s possible that the Young Adonis flakes out.
- White Rain – The unofficial shampoo, soap, dish soap, toothpaste, and boat cleaner of Florida, White Rain makes perfect sense for the Golden God. It’s helped millions of Floridians, who knows what they could for Trevor?
With a flow like Trevor’s, only one thing is for certain: on Thursday, April 29, 2021, anyone watching the NFL draft will see a hair-flip that’s worth millions of dollars.
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30-08-2021 · New Jacksonville Jaguars and former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence didn’t waste much time becoming a household name.The long-haired, 6-foot-6 signal caller led …
New Jacksonville Jaguars and former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence didn’t waste much time becoming a household name. The long-haired, 6-foot-6 signal caller led Dabo Swinney‘s Clemson Tigers to a crushing win over Alabama in the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship as a freshman and skyrocketed to the 2021 NFL Draft’s top quarterback prospect.
Aside from being an incredibly gifted athlete whose only bowl game appearances were playoff games and possessing a head of hair deserving of its own Head & Shoulders commercial, not much else is known about the star quarterback whose made throwing touchdowns his career.
The dirt one can dig up on the pride of Clemson’s masterfully-maned wunderkind is a short list. He grew up a Tennessee Volunteers fan and aspired to be Peyton Manning. His golf game is absolutely terrible. He has a brother who looks just like he does. Judging from Trevor’s Instagram, he relies heavily on his faith and his longtime girlfriend and now wife, Marissa Mowry.
You’ve probably seen Marissa in the stands cheering on her boyfriend, as she became a trending topic during the 2019 national title game. Now, they are married. But who is the woman behind the NFL quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars?
Who is Trevor Lawrence’s Wife Marissa Mowry?
Marissa Layne Mowry (who now goes by Marissa Layne Lawrence) was born in November 1999 in Cartersville, Georgia. She and Lawrence met each other in the eighth grade and dated on and off through their years at Cartersville High School.
Scroll through each of their Instagram feeds and you’ll find their faces all over it. In December 2019, Lawrence took his date to the Clemson football formal and she posted photos from the evening. It’s pretty clear she’s not only a Clemson diehard but Lawrence’s No. 1 fan.
She Played College Soccer
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While Mowry was a staple in the stands in Memorial Stadium, she didn’t attend Clemson University.
Mowry was a public relations student at Anderson University, where she was also a soccer player. The private NCAA Division II university in Anderson, South Carolina, is just a short 30-minute drive from Clemson. You didn’t think Mowry would stray too far from her dreamboat football player boyfriend, did you?
“I just felt at home when I was there. I love the team and the girls and it’s an amazing program and school where I feel I can grow my walk with God,” she said of her recruitment, according to Heavy.
The Couple’s Coronavirus Relief Fundraiser
In 2020, Lawrence and Mowry announced they had started a fundraising campaign for coronavirus victims. While the GoFundMe page quickly racked up money (almost ,000), Clemson’s compliance department feared the quarterback was breaking NCAA rules using a student athlete’s name and image (a rule that is so 2020) in a crowdfunding campaign, according to The State.
However, after clearing some hurdles the couple relaunched the “Trevor Lawrence and Marissa Mowry COVID-19 Relief Fund” to raise money for victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Lawrence said the initial money would be donated to Meals on Wheels and No Kid Hungry.
“Marissa and I have created the Fund to help our friends and neighbors in the Cartersville and Upstate South Carolina communities deal with some of the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 situation,” Lawrence wrote on their local community foundation’s website. “We hope others will join us in supporting the many families in need. These are challenging times, and no one should be left behind.”
“We just want to thank you guys in advance for all your support and your patience through this, because it has been pretty hectic,” Mowry said on social media. “But we’re really excited to see what opportunities and blessings can come from this.”
They Broke Up Once in College
It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the picture-perfect couple.
Mowry told ESPN in 2019 that the two broke up for a month during their freshman year in college. It was a tough first few weeks in college for the former Clemson Tigers passer. He was fighting for a starting spot and stopped going to church like he used to.
But since then, the pair have been together every step of the way.
Trevor Lawrence’s Proposal
With the ACC football season and a Heisman Trophy campaign up in the air for Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, his love for longtime girlfriend Marissa Mowry still prevailed.
On July 17, 2020, the high school sweethearts got engaged inside Clemson’s Memorial Stadium at midfield. What better place to start a new chapter in life than at the chapter that made Trevor famous?
Familiarize yourself with Trevor Lawrence and Marissa Mowry’s faces. I’ve got a hunch you’ll be seeing a lot more of them beyond last year’s College Football Playoff featuring Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Clemson. The 21-year-old jew Jaguars fan will likely be in the stands at Jacksonville’s TIAA Bank Field every Sunday of the preseason and regular season.
Trevor Lawrence’s Wedding
Marissa and Trevor’s life changed forever when they exchanged vows, and she officially became Marissa Lawrence.
The couple tied the knot in early April 2021 at a private wedding with family and friends in attendance in Bluffton, South Carolina. They shared a glimpse into their special day (and Marissa’s massive diamond ring) in a video posted to Instagram.
Funny enough, Jaguars fans pooled enough money together to buy the newlyweds a 0 toaster as a wedding gift.
NFL Network‘s Ian Rapoport reported that Lawrence skipped out on draft prospect in-person medical exams and physicals in Indianapolis to celebrate his love with Mowry.
Trevor Lawrence became the first overall pick in Cleveland’s 2021 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He earned a hefty signing bonus and entered the league as a superstar rookie under former Florida Gators and Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer.
Even if the No. 1 draft pick doesn’t find immediate success with the Jags like Patrick Mahomes did, he’ll have his No. 1 fan by his side for the rest of his life.
This post was originally published on April 9, 2020 before updating.
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24-01-2022 · Here is the full list of regular season overtime rules, straight from the NFL’s rulebook website: At the end of regulation, the referee will toss a coin to determine which team will possess the ball first in overtime. The visiting team captain will call the toss. No more than one 10-minute period will follow a three-minute intermission.
NFL’s overtime rules have a been a major source of debate among fans, players and coaches in recent years. Many football fans have argued that the NCAA has perfected their format and the No Fun League should follow suit by giving both teams an opportunity the chance to score no matter what.
Not everyone is familiar with the NFL’s overtime format as it stands today. In fact, the league’s overtime rules haven’t always been the same since the first overtime was played back in a 1958 playoff game. The NFL didn’t introduce overtime to the regular season until 1974 and they now play different rules when two teams are tied as the clock runs out.
So, what exactly are the NFL’s current overtime rules and why are they hated so much by everyone? Plus, why won’t the NFL change them?
NFL Overtime History
The NFL first introduced overtime in 1940, but it was only for a theoretical divisional tiebreak game. Then, in 1946, they added it to the mix for championship games. This came into play in the 1958 NFL Championship Game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants. This game became known as the “Greatest Game Ever Played.”
Hey, in 1958, that might have been true. They had yet to see the “Music City Miracle” or the time Dan Orlovsky ran out of the back of the end zone for a safety for the winless Lions.
In 1974, the NFL added overtime for regular-season games. At the end of regulation, there would be a brief intermission before 15 minutes were to be played, a fifth quarter effectively. There would be an overtime coin toss, with the winner getting to choose whether they got the ball first.
At the time, and for many years, NFL overtime was sudden death. That meant the first team to score would win. If no team scored in that extra period, the game would end in a tie during the regular season.
Some people grumbled that a coin toss followed by sudden death football was not fair. A team could win the coin toss, get the opening kickoff, and then drive down the field for a field goal on their first drive. The game ends, but the opposing team didn’t even get to have the ball.
NFL Overtime Rules
As such, the NFL decided to tweak their overtime format in 2010. It was only for playoff games, but then they made it the rule for the regular season in 2012. Since we’re talking regular-season football, we’ll focus on the rule change as it relates to those games.
In essence, NFL overtime was no longer sudden death, and winning the coin flip was no longer quite so advantageous. If the team that gets the ball first (let’s call them Team A) drives down for a touchdown on their opening drive, the game is over and they win. If the opponent (Team B) scored a safety on Team A’s first possession, then Team B is the winner.
However, let’s say that Team A scores a field goal on the opening drive. In that case, Team B would get the chance to have the ball. If they score a touchdown, they win. If they score a field goal and tie the game, then the game continues in true sudden-death fashion. Also, if neither Team A nor Team B scores on their first possession, then the game continues in sudden-death form as well.
Here is the full list of regular season overtime rules, straight from the NFL’s rulebook website:
At the end of regulation, the referee will toss a coin to determine which team will possess the ball first in overtime. The visiting team captain will call the toss.
No more than one 10-minute period will follow a three-minute intermission. Each team must possess, or have the opportunity to possess, the ball. The exception: if the team that gets the ball first scores a touchdown on the opening possession.
Sudden death play — where the game ends on any score (safety, field goal or touchdown) — continues until a winner is determined.
Each team gets two timeouts.
The point after try is not attempted if the game ends on a touchdown.
If the score is still tied at the end of the overtime period, the result of the game will be recorded as a tie.
There are no instant replay coach’s challenges; all reviews will be initiated by the replay official.
Why NFL’s Overtime Rules Are Stupid
The main thing to remember is that if a team scores a touchdown on the first drive, that team wins. If they don’t, the other team gets a chance to score. That seems problematic and unfair, because a simple coin flip can decide the outcome of a shootout between two quarterbacks.
Fans, media members, former players and even current players have been opposed to these rules.
After the Buffalo Bills’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in an NFL Division Round playoff game in 2022, that dialogue swirled once again.
“Time we re-examine the #NFL overtime rules,” Emmanuel Acho wrote on Twitter. “Josh Allen threw for 329 yards and 4 touchdowns, he scored on 3 of his final 4 possessions and never touched the ball in overtime.”
“Awesome, amazing game. #Chiefs…wow. #Bills really proved to be worthy of all the praise and expectation. A bummer overtime didn’t let both of these QBs touch the ball. That’s the rules…but I really hope in the future a coin toss doesn’t continue to play such an important role,” Yahoo NFL reporter Charles Robinson wrote on Twitter.
This is especially irritating considering college football has the much better overtime procedure. Hello, NFL, take a page from the NCAA’s book here.
The consensus seems to be clear: The NFL overtime rules need an overhaul.
Timeouts & Challenges in NFL Overtime
Teams get two timeouts for overtime, and there are no challenges. The replay official has to handle all of that, like in the final two minutes of the game. Oh, and extra points are not kicked if a touchdown ends the game. Sorry, kickers.
The first time this came into play was in the first week of the 2012 NFL season. The Minnesota Vikings were facing the Jacksonville Jaguars and kicked a field goal on their first drive. Jacksonville had a chance to match but failed to do so.
Later that season, we got the type of overtime in which both teams scored, with the Jaguars once again on the losing end, this time to the Houston Texans. In 2013, we got the first NFL game ending in a tie where both teams scored in the playoffs, with the Vikings and the Green Bay Packers scoring.
How Long is NFL Overtime?
Another change came in 2017 for regular-season football. The NFL decided the overtime period was simply too long.
Overtime was shortened from 15 minutes to 10 minutes. Also, in 2021, overtime was ended for preseason games, which seems like something that should have happened years earlier. Better late than never.
NFL Playoff Overtime Rules
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The rules for NFL playoff overtime are similar to the regular-season regulations, save for one key difference. Namely, there has to be a winner. That means, in theory, a postseason game could go on for four or five overtimes (or until a team scores), like an NHL game. In practice, that has never happened.
Here’s how the NFL lists its postseason overtime rules:
If the score is still tied at the end of an overtime period — or if the second team’s initial possession has not ended — the teams will play another overtime period. Play will continue regardless of how many overtime periods are needed for a winner to be determined.
There will be a two-minute intermission between each overtime period. There will not be a halftime intermission after the second period.
The captain who lost the first overtime coin toss will either choose to possess the ball or select which goal his team will defend, unless the team that won the coin toss deferred that choice.
Each team gets three timeouts during a half.
The same timing rules that apply at the end of the second and fourth regulation periods also apply at the end of a second or fourth overtime period.
If there is still no winner at the end of a fourth overtime period, there will be another coin toss, and play will continue until a winner is declared.
In the history of NFL football, there have been six playoff games that have had multiple overtimes. None of them have gone more than two overtimes, though.
The longest game in NFL history was an AFC playoffs affair between the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs in 1971. With 7:40 left in the second overtime, Garo Yepremian kicked a field goal to give the Dolphins the 27-24 win. The most recent double-overtime game in the NFL came in 2013 when a Justin Tucker field goal gave the Baltimore Ravens a win over the Denver Broncos en route to a Super Bowl victory later that season.
More recently, the New Orleans Saints lost a heartbreaker in the 2020 playoffs when Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings drove down the field and scored. The 2019 AFC Championship game, in which Tom Brady and the New England Patriots did the same to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, also featured this agony.
Then in 2022, Mahomes and the Chiefs were on the winning side of this madness. They won the toss and received the ball in overtime of an NFL Divisional Round playoff game and drove down the field for a game-winning touchdown to Travis Kelce while Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills offense sat on the bench.
While many people in the NFL community voiced their displeasure with the rules — because a coin flip and not one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL decided the game –, Allen chose not to after the game.
“The rules are what they are, and I can’t complain about that because if it was the other way around, we’d be celebrating, too,” Allen told reporters after the loss. “So, it is what it is at this point. We didn’t make enough plays tonight.”
As for the Super Bowl, there was never an overtime game in a Super Bowl for many years. Then, Super Bowl LI happened at the end of the 2016 season. That game is perhaps best remembered for the Atlanta Falcons blowing a 28-3 lead over the New England Patriots.
However, it took the overtime period for the Pats to overcome that deficit in total. Tom Brady and company got the ball to start overtime, but the Falcons never got to touch the ball since the Pats scored a touchdown. And, of course, the Patriots didn’t kick an extra point.
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25-12-2021 · John Madden is one of the most recognizable figures around the National Football League. The former head coach-turned color commentator and sportscaster had his own career as a football player cut…
John Madden is one of the most recognizable figures around the National Football League. The former head coach-turned color commentator and sportscaster had his own career as a football player cut short due to a knee injury, yet he made the most of his love for the game.
In addition to his career as a broadcaster, Madden made an absolute fortune through his video game series, which remains one of the most popular sports video game franchises on the planet. Considering his ties to the NFL and the Madden franchise, it comes as no surprise whatsoever that Madden was filthy rich when he unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.
How much money did he leave behind, though?
Early Life and Football Career
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John Earl Madden was born in Austin, Minnesota to parents Earl Russell Madden and Mary Margaret. The family moved to Daly City, California when Madden was young, and he grew up in the area. John was a standout member of the Jefferson High School football team and eventually took his talents to the College of San Mateo.
After one year in San Mateo, Madden transferred to play college football at the University of Oregon. However, he never played for the Ducks due to injury. Madden would return to San Mateo before playing one season at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.
Madden was selected in the 21st round of the 1958 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. While his professional football career had just begun, it wouldn’t last long. A career-ending knee injury sustained in training camp saw Madden retire before playing in a single game as an NFL player.
That didn’t stop his love for the game.
Madden’s career on the gridiron didn’t go as planned, but he wasn’t done with football.
Madden turned to coaching, where he got started at the college level at a program called Allan Hancock College in 1960. After a few years, Madden joined San Diego State as an assistant coach.
In 1967, Madden got his first shot as an NFL coach, joining Al Davis’ Oakland Raiders as the team’s linebackers coach in the AFL and helping lead the team to Super Bowl II. It took just one year for Madden to get the big job, taking over as head coach of the Oakland Raiders at the age of 32, which was then the youngest head coach in NFL history.
Madden proved capable as a head coach almost immediately. He helped lead the Raiders to five AFC Championship games in his first seven seasons. Despite that success, the Raiders could never make it to the Super Bowl, at least not until Madden’s eighth year on the job when the team won Super Bowl XI against the Minnesota Vikings.
After the 1978 season, Madden stepped back as an American football coach and transitioned to his next chapter: broadcasting.
John Madden has worked on NFL telecasts for all four of the major American television networks: CBS, Fox, ABC and NBC. Madden has covered various NFL games including “Monday Night Football” and “Sunday Night Football” and has been recognized as one of the greatest color commentators in history.
He earned several marquee endorsements and sponsorships during his time as a commentator, including deals with companies like ACE Hardware, Miller Lite, Toyota and Outback Steakhouse.
The now-passed-away Madden was best known for his catchphrases such as “Boom!” and won 16 Emmy Awards due to his work in broadcasting. In 2006, Madden was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Video Game Franchise
Despite all Madden achieved on and off the gridiron, most of his modern-day fame is attributed to his monstrously successful video game franchise, the Madden NFL series.
The video game, which is produced by Electronic Arts’ EA Sports, was first released in 1988 and has since become the clear-cut leader in terms of football video games. It has reportedly sold more than 250 million copies. Madden was reportedly paid 0 million for EA to use his name and likeness.
John Madden Net Worth & Death
John passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on the morning of December 28, 2021. His death was felt far and wide by the NFL community, which he had a profound impact on for more than 50 years.
“On behalf of the entire NFL family, we extend our condolences to Virginia, Mike, Joe and their families,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “We all know him as the Hall of Fame coach of the Oakland Raiders and broadcaster who worked for every major network, but more than anything, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
“Nobody loved football more than Coach. He was football. He was an incredible sounding board to me and so many others. There will never be another John Madden, and we will forever be indebted to him for all he did to make football and the NFL what it is today.”
Madden is survived by his wife Virginia Fields, who lives in Pleasanton, California, just outside San Francisco. The couple was married since 1959 and have two sons, Joseph and Michael.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Madden’s estimated net worth is a staggering 0 million when he died. Not bad for a guy whose NFL career was cut short during his first training camp. Madden will forever be a football legend.
This post was originally published on February 18, 2020, but was updated following Madden’s death.
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Syracuse men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim is a rarity in hoops and sports as a whole. Few NCAA coaches can say they’ve only ever known one program and never left.
That’s exactly what the borderline relic Boeheim has done. The Lyons, New York native played his ball at Syracuse as a walk-on back in the 1960s. As a senior captain, he led the Orange to just their second-ever NCAA Tournament.
Stints as a graduate assistant and assistant coach led him to the head coaching position in 1976. In the 46 years since, he’s guided the Orange to a national championship, five Final Four berths, five Big East Tournament championships and more than 1,000 wins (if you count the 101 vacated by the NCAA in 2015).
The 77-year-old is now coaching his sons Buddy Boeheim and Jimmy Boeheim on the tail-end of what has become a full-circle career. Buddy’s rise has made many fans ask who the First Lady of Syracuse athletics is.
Jim Boeheim’s Wife Juli Boeheim
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Jim Boeheim is married to Juli Greene Boeheim, who at 55 is more than 20 years younger than her husband. She was born in Miami, Florida, but was raised in Kentucky.
The two didn’t meet on the court like one would expect. It was the horse racing track where they first crossed paths.
According to a Sports Illustrated article, the two met at a Kentucky Derby party in Lexington in 1994. But what caught Juli’s attention considering the over 20-year age difference?
“I saw someone who is bright and funny and well-read and mature and realistic. But I see someone who can be playful, too,” she said.
Juli officially became the wife of Jim Boeheim when they wedded in October 1997. The College Basketball Hall of Fame member would win a national championship several years later in ’03 with future NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony.
Besides being a basketball mother and wife, Juli also helps run the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation, which “strives to enrich the lives of kids in need within our Central New York community, as well, as, provide support for eliminating cancer through research and advocacy,” according to the foundation’s website.
Juli graduated from the University of Kentucky and, after moving to Syracuse to be with Jim, earned a Master’s degree in child and family studies from the school her hubby coaches at.
Juli Was Robbed at Gunpoint By a 12-Year-Old
Juli went through a pretty distressing situation on March 1, 2022.
She was sitting in her car in a Syracuse Cheesecake Factory parking lot when a 12-year-old boy allegedly confronted her with an airsoft gun, stealing her purse and phone. The boy, who is now being held at Hillbrook Detention Center on charges of second-degree robbery, then hopped into a stolen car with three other men after robbing her, according to reports. Juli wasn’t harmed.
Jim Boeheim talked about the incident on a Syracuse radio station.
“She’s definitely shook up. I mean this isn’t television; it’s not movies; it’s real life. Somebody puts a gun in a face,” Jim Boeheim told ESPN Syracuse. “She’s handling it well, I mean better than I probably would.”
Jim Boeheim’s First Wife & Divorce
Jim Boeheim was previously married to Elaine Boeheim from 1976-94.
According to The Daily Orange, their relationship began to take a turn for the worse around the same time his program was under NCAA investigation for recruiting violations in the early 1990s. The NCAA placed the program on a two-year probation and banned it from the 1993 NCAA Tournament.
“As all that was happening, Boeheim was experiencing difficulty with his first wife, Elaine, with whom he had his first child, Elizabeth, now a junior at Colby College in Maine,” The Daily Orange wrote 16 years ago. “Jim and Elaine eventually divorced in 1993. Boeheim’s longtime best friend, Tony Santelli, said the general public knew Boeheim’s every move was especially hard for a reclusive man from a small town.”
A divorce. Banned from the NCAA Tournament. Meeting Juli the following year must have been one of the greatest things to happen to Jim’s personal life.
Jim Boeheim’s Children
Jim has three children with Juli Boehiem, all of which play college basketball.
Buddy Boeheim, whose real name is Jackson, is the 6-foot-6 star of the Syracuse men’s basketball team social media fell in love with. The team’s leading scorer posted 30 points against San Diego State in the first round and 25 against West Virginia in the second round of last year’s NCAA Tournament to send the Orange to the Sweet 16. He came to the ‘Cuse a three-star recruit out of high school.
Older son Jimmy Boeheim played his hoops at Cornell University. He averaged 16.7 points per game as a forward during the 2019-20 season but joined his father and brother at Syracuse as a graduate transfer in 2021.
When Cornell and Syracuse played each other in 2018, Juli wore a shirt that read, “Battle of the Boeheims.” The Orange won. Jimmy scored nine points. Buddy hit one three-pointer.
Their third child is daughter Jamie Boeheim, whom Juli calls “Sissy.” She played for the University of Rochester, where she played forward for one season and served as the team manager in 2019-20.
Jim also has a daughter named Elizabeth Boeheim whom he adopted with his ex-wife Elaine. According to The Daily Orange, the 36-year-old Elizabeth lives in Montana and previously studied at Colby College in Maine and the University of Montana.
Even though she doesn’t see her father often, she says they’ve always had a strong bond.
“Of course he’s an incredible coach who has built a really successful career that stands out among other greats,” Elizabeth told The Daily Orange. “He’s a thoughtful person. He’s smart. He pays attention to the world and he’s a really good father. He cares more about his kids than anything else. I’m glad he’s my dad.”
The ACC college basketball coach has been a staple in Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome since it opened in 1980 and his net worth is evidence of his success.
Without Jim Boeheim, Syracuse basketball wouldn’t be the same. And without Juli and his children, he wouldn’t be the man he is.
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As the clock hits zero, and the Super Bowl confetti drops, families rush onto the field to be with their new champions. It’s been happening for years and it never gets old to watch. Over the last decade, nobody has experienced that adrenaline rush more than Linda Holliday.
Holliday, the longtime girlfriend of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, has been by his side for the last three Lombardi Trophy presentations, watching NFL history unfold every step of the way. Both of them had a life before they met, but they are as happy as ever.
Many identify Belichick as the hard-headed Patriots coach who wears a hoodie and led quarterback Tom Brady to six championships over the last 20 years, yet there’s so much more to the story. Holliday knows that more than anyone, too.
Bill Belichick’s Girlfriend Linda Holliday
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It’s hard to accurately pinpoint what Bill Belichick is like on a day-to-day basis, especially what his hobbies are outside of dominating the National Football League for two decades, from afar. He never truly dives much into his personal life. Yet, the one thing most people would suspect the 69-year-old stays away from is actually where he met Linda Holliday.
Back in 2007, a couple of years removed from a divorce with his ex-wife, Belichick and Holliday were at the same Florida night club one night. He was there just having a good time, and she was enjoying a girls night out.
As the story goes, the two talked, and Belichick, being the sly guy he is, actually sent flowers to her the following day.
“Thanks for the wonderful evening,” the card supposedly read.
The rest is history.
Holliday, a former beautify pageant contest, was reportedly dating someone else at the time, but broke it up to be with Belichick, and the two have been together ever since. They take vacations in the offseason together.
She is currently a businesswoman and the executive director of the Bill Belichick Foundation.
Did They Secretly Get Married?
In August 2021, speculation swirled that Belichick and Holilday secretly tied the knot.
NESN’s Dale Arnold tweeted a picture of Belichick wearing a ring on his ring finger on his left hand. The incident happened during a preseason contest against the Washington Football Team. How could the most famed NFL coach get married without anyone noticing?
According to NJ.com, the ring isn’t all that big of a deal. It could be a smart ring from a fitness company. Plus, Holliday has “been wearing a ring on that finger since as early as 2018.”
Then again, no one ever is two steps ahead of Belichick. Maybe he did elope.
Linda Holliday’s Twin Daughters
Linda Holiday has twin daughters from a previous relationship. Ashley and Kat Hess run a fashion blog in the United States called “The Hess Twins” and are active on social media with nearly 25,000 followers on their Instagram account.
Bill Belichick’s Kids
Bill Belichick has three children with ex-wife Debby Clarke Belichick. The American football coach was also linked to a relationship with former New York Giants secretary Sharon Shenocca before meeting Linda Holliday.
Amanda Belichick, the oldest sibling, played lacrosse at Wesleyan University. After years as an assistant coach, she is now the head women’s lacrosse coach for Holy Cross College in Massachusetts.
Stephen Belichick, the middle child, played lacrosse and football at Rutgers. Steve served as the Patriots’ secondary and safeties coach for four years before coaching the outside linebackers.
Brian Belichick, the youngest, also played lacrosse at Trinity College and was a scouting assistant for the Patriots’ front office before becoming the safeties coach.
Before winning AFC East titles and Super Bowls, Bill Belichick grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and attended Annapolis High School. He’s worked with the Baltimore Colts, Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and New York Jets during his Hall-of-Fame career.
Belichick, undoubtedly one of the greatest coaches in NFL history, has served as the head coach of the New England Patriots since 2000 and built a net worth around million.
These days, all of Belichick’s family is close and girlfriend Linda Holliday remains happily at his side.
This post was originally published on April 17, 2020.