A. Q. Shipley is an American football center who currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals. He has played for teams such as Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens before being signed by the Cardinals with a two-year, $1.57 million contract including $300,000 guaranteed and a $100,000 signing bonus with the Arizona Cardinals on March 11, 2015. Shipley played college football for Penn State University. He entered the 2009 NFL Draft and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round.
Regarding his personal life, Shipley, 32, is married and blessed with a daughter together with his spouse. Furthermore, his net worth in 2019 is recorded at around $5 million.
As of 2019, A. Q. Shipley has an estimated net worth of around $1 million. Since the start of his career in the NFL, A. Q. Shipley has played been part of the NFL for nine seasons. He did stay on the sideline for a long time, but since he has been seeing more time in the field, he has been able to earn quite a large sum from his profession. He is reported to have earned $6.69 million over the course of his career.
Currently under a 1 year, $2,000,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals, in 2019, Shipley will earn a base salary of $805,000, a roster bonus of $195,000, and a workout bonus of $24,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,379,000 and a dead cap value of $355,000.
A. Q. Shipley is married to his longtime girlfriend Shari Camhy Shipley. The two exchanged their wedding vows on 23 June 2017 officially making them husband and wife.
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Happy 1st anniversary to my beautiful wife @scamhy. This 1st year married has been such an amazing year. Looking forward to many many more fun years with you. Thank you for all you do for us and giving me the best gift of all..our beautiful daughter Skylar! I love you and am so pumped for this dinner at Kai. #62317 #ilovelove #maui
The couple has recently celebrated their one-year anniversary.
Shipley has a daughter named Skylar Raine Shipley of his marriage. Besides, there is no records of his past affairs/girlfriend.
Allan Quay Shipley was born on May 22, 1986, in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania to parents Allen and Patricia Shipley. He attended the Moon Area High School where he played football and was the team captain.
After graduating high school, he joined Penn State University. He joined the college football team and switched his position on the offensive and defensive line. He redshirted his freshman season.
With his stats in the 2008 season of his college career, he earned mid-season All-American honors from Sports Illustrated, College Football News, CBS Sports, and Phil Steel. He also won the Rimington Trophy that season. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in labor studies from Penn State.
A. Q. Shipley entered the 2009 NFL Draft where he was picked by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round, 226th overall pick. He signed a three-year, $1.22 million contract with the team on June 18, 2009. His contract was waived by the team in September of 2009 and he was signed to the practice member of the team instead.
The following season, Shipley was acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles who signed him to a three-year contract on January 11, 2010. His contract was later waived on September 4, 2010, and he was later re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 5, 2010. He did not get to play in any matches during the time and spent the entire season on the practice squad. Though he was re-signed to a futures contract, he was waived during the final cuts on September 2, 2011.
Following A. Q. Shipley's departure from the Eagles, he was signed by the Indianapolis Colts on January 23, 2012. There he was named the backup center for the season. His first professional debut came in the Colts' season-opening game where the Colts had lost to the Chicago Bears with a score of 21-41. Shipley became the starter for the team on October 7, 2012, filling in the position of the injured Samson Satele. He played in 14 games of the 2012 season with five starts.
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Shipley was traded to the Baltimore Ravens on May 9, 2013, in exchange for a 2014 conditional seventh-round draft pick. With Matt Birk retiring, the position of starting center position was left open for which, Shipley and Gino Gradkowski began to compete. Gradkowski won the competition leaving Shipley to be his backup for the regular season. Shipley appeared in all 16 games of the season and was the starter for the last nine games of the regular season.
The Ravens waived A. Q. Shipley on August 30, 2014, which was claimed by Indianapolis Colts on August 31, 2014. Colts' starting center Khaled Holmes suffered from an injury during the preseason which left the Colts in need of a new starting center. Shipley and rookie Jonotthan Harrison were considered for the position which was won by Shipley. He was later demoted to the backup position behind the rookie Harrison after the first four games. Shipley played in 15 games of the season, starting in five of the games.
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Shipley signed a two-year, $1.57 million contract including $300,000 guaranteed and a $100,000 signing bonus with the Arizona Cardinals on March 11, 2015. He became the backup center to the starting center Ted Larsen. He finished the 2015 season appearing in 12 games and starting in three.
The following year, Larsen departed for the Chicago Bears and Shipley along with Evan Boehm and Taylor Boggs competed for the starting position. Shipley was named the starting center for the season and started in all 16 games of the regular season. The Cardinals finished the season with a 7-8-1 record.
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The Cardinals extended Shipley's stay at the team with a two-year, $3.5 million contract extension, which includes a $725,000 signing bonus on March 9, 2017. He played all 16 games of the 2017 season. Shipley tore his ACL in training camp and was ruled out for the season of 2018 on August 6, 2018. He was later signed to a one-year contract extension on August 24, 2018.