Born on the 22nd of September, 1985, the 35-year-old Gary Barnidge is a former America Football tight end. He played for two major teams, Carolina Panthers from 2008 till 2012 and for Cleveland Browns from 2013 till 2016. The athlete played college football for Louisville from 2004-2007.
Even as a freshman he showed extraordinary abilities for football as he seven receptions for 85 yards and four touchdowns.
As a sophomore, he had 17 receptions for 240 yards and two touchdowns. As a junior, he had 31 receptions for 511 yards and four touchdowns. As a senior, he had 53 receptions for 655 yards and seven touchdowns according to Wikipedia. He majored in Sports Administration.
The athlete got selected by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round in the 2008 NFL Draft. In the 2008 season, he appeared in fifteen games, in 2009 he had 12 receptions, and in 2010 he appeared in all sixteen games. Because of an ankle injury, he missed the whole game of 2011.
On November 26, 2012, Barnidge recorded his first professional touchdown reception against the Philadelphia Eagles on a 24-yard pass from Cam Newton.
In March of 2013, he signed Cleveland Browns as an unrestricted free agent. His year in Brown went well as he was voted as the best player. He ranked 94th on the NFL’s top 100 players of 2016. In April 2017, Gary Barnidge was released from Browns.
Gary Barnidge’s Net Worth
Recorded in 2020, Gary Barnidge’s Net Worth is somewhere between $1 million to $5 million.
He had an extraordinary career as a tight end, making $1,339,250 in his first year working with the Panthers but as years passed by the amount decreased as he was paid $650,000, in 2011, his last year with Panthers.
In 2013, he was paid $3,750,000 for his first year with Browns, and his last year in 2015, he was paid a total of $6,200,000 by Browns.
The player is currently on a show called The Amazing Race but his income from that is unknown. The player also co-owns a company called AFBW with Breno Giacomini and Ahmed A but it is a non-profitable organization.
Despite his amazing career, he is called a one-time wonder
Gary Barnidge has played for 8 years and the records show only the good yet the player is referred to as a one-time wonder. Barnidge was the second-highest scoring tight end behind Rob Gronkowski that season.
The cause may be everything happened fast, he was put in the scene, signed a contract but fade away soon.
“People can say I had a disappointing year or I was a one-hit-wonder, but if you go back and watch the season after, I had eight quarterbacks, a new offensive coordinator, a new head coach, and a new offense,”
The player was offered some deals but it wasn’t near of what he was worth.
“I knew I was worth more than that,” Barnidge said. “It didn’t make sense. Everyone was using my age as a reason. To me, it was a very disrespectful thing.”