Born on April 25, 1983, the 37-year-old athlete, DeAngelo Williams is a former American football running back. The former player played College Football at Memphis and was later drafted by Carolina Panthers in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft.
He is most commonly known for working in a dual role with Jonathan Stewart until Williams was released in the 2014 offseason. The player’s record stats are 8,096 rushing yards, an average of 4.7, 61 rushing touchdowns, and 9 receiving touchdowns according to NFL.com.
On April 26, 2006, he was selected by the Carolina Panthers to play in the first round with the 27th overall pick in the NFL draft. He joined Reggie Bush, LenDale White, Laurence Maroney, and Joseph Addai, among others, in a promising draft class at running back.
With that DeAngelo Williams became the highest-drafted player out of the Memphis Tigers program since Bob Rush went 24th overall in 1977. Besides that, he also became the highest-drafted running back in Memphis Tigers.
It was in that year that the player adopted the jersey number 34 as it had sentimental attachments with as he also wore it in High school and it was also worn by his hero Ricky Williams.
DeAngelo Williams has a Net Worth of $16 Million
DeAngelo Williams signed a contract of $10,425,000 for five years with an annual salary of $2,085,000. With the player’s success in the season, he signed a contract of $43,000,000 for 5 years, it also included a signing bonus of $16,000,000 making him the highest-paid running back in 2012. His annual salary was $8,600,000.
But in the following year of 2013-2015 the value of the contract decreased to $10,000,000 but for 3 years with no signing bonus and an annual salary of $3,333,333.
With all the up and downs in the player’s career, DeAngelo Williams stands a net worth of $16 million.
DeAngelo Williams is back to wrestling
After his amazing career as a running back for America Football, the player is said to be back in the fields but this time in wrestling. It was Impact Wrestling that brought the news to fans on Twitter as they uploaded a video of the veteran players arriving.
The tweet quoted,
“An @NFL Elite Running Back, @DeAngeloRB came to #Nashville today & stopped by #IMPACTWrestling HQ. Why was DeAngelo in Nashville? @ESPN”
Williams is said to be entering the ring on the 2nd of July at Orlando, Florida for Impact’s Slammiversary XV pay-per-view, his match is against Chris Adonis and Eli Drake along with side Moose as a tag team.