Austin Blythe

by John Max 31 Mar,2021
Austin Blythe
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Austin Blythe
  • Birth Place Williamsburg, Iowa
  • Famous Name Austin Blythe
  • Father Curt Blythe
  • Mother Mary Blythe
  • Net Worth $5 Million
  • Position in Team Center
  • Current team Kansas City Chiefs
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Profession NFL Player
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Kylie Ritchie
  • Children Two

Austin Blythe is an American football player who is signed to the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). The center finished his collegiate career playing for th Iowa, earning a spot in the Big Ten Championship and the 2016 Rose Bowl. He was picked by the Indianapolis Colts in the 7th round of the 2016 NFL Draft where he played a season and then moved to Los Angeles Rams until 2020.

Williamsburg, Iowa native, Austin Blythe was born on 16th June 1992, under the star sign Gemini. Further, he stands 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) and weighs 298 lb (135 kg). His parents are Curt Blythe and Mary Blythe. He did high schooling in his hometown where he earned 2X all-state football player at the center as well as 3X state champion in wrestling. 

How Much Is Austin Blythe's Net Worth In 2021? Salary & Contract

On 5th May 2016, Austin Blythe signed his career's first contract, a 4-year deal worth $2.401 million with Indianapolis Colts. On 16th May 2017, Los Angeles claimed off waivers. On 18th March 2020, he agreed on a 1 year $3.9 million contract extension with Los Angeles Rams.

In March 2021, he signed a contract with Kansas City. Neither City nor Austin has disclosed the monetary information of their contract. From 2016 to 2020, he earned $7,987,049 in total. As of 2021, his net worth is approximately $5 million. 

Is Austin Blythe Married? Know His Wife & Daughter

Kansas City Chiefs' center, Blythe is married to Kylie Ritchie, Austin's high school football coach at Williamsburg and now a teacher. They tied the knot on 16th May 2015, in a secret ceremony. The two had known each other since elementary school  (grade three) but did not begin dating until their freshman year of college. There are no records of their past affairs. 

Austin Blythe's wife and daughter SOURCE: Instagram @arb63

In June 2016, the couple had their first child, a son. In January 2020, The Blythes welcomed their daughter. The family of four is living a blissful life. 

NFL Career

In 2016, Austin Blythe was picked in the seventh round (248th overall) in the draft by the Indianapolis Colts. In his rookie season, he was center behind fellow rookie Ryan Kelly. He appeared in eight games with one start. On 15th May 2017, Blythe was waived by the team.

On 16th May 2017, the Los Angeles Rams claimed the waivers. That season, he played in all 16 games, earning his first start of the season in Week 17 at left guard. He started the 2018 season, as the starting right guard after incumbent starter Jamon Brown was suspended the first two matches of the season. Upon Brown's arrival, he still secured his starting role. On March 26, 2020, Blythe agreed on an extension deal with the Rams.

In March 2021, Austin signed to Kansas City Chiefs, joining the team alongside Aaron Gordon and Chad Henne.

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