Budda Baker Biography

( 1996 - )
October 25, 2018
First published on:October 25, 2018
by Roy

Facts of Budda Baker

Date of Birth: 1996, January 10
Age: 24 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Name Bishard Baker
Famous Name Budda Baker

Budda Baker is an American football player who plays the position of strong safety for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. He was drafted by the Cardinals in the 2017 NFL Draft and in his very first signing was offered a contract of $6.83 million contracts with $3.88 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $3.10 million.

 

Baker played college football at the University of Washington where he was named a Freshman All-American by the USA today and was also named All-Pac-12.

Early Life of Budda Baker

Bishard Baker was born on Januar 10, 1996 in Bellevue, Washington. His mother Michelle Baker thought that he looked like a Buddha doll when he was a baby as such she started calling him Budda which is where his famous name Budda Baker comes from. He joined the Bellevue High School where he played safety and running back for the football club. He was named the Seattle Times High School Athlete of the Year during his senior year.

After high school, Baker attended the University of Washington where he played collegiate jersey football. He started in all 14 games of the 2014 season as a true freshman for Washington. He ended the season with a record of 80 tackles, one interception, and one sack. He was named a Freshman All-American by USA Today. In his Sophomore years, he started in 12 of 13 games and was named All-Pac-12 after the record of 49 tackles and two interceptions.

Professional Life of Budda Baker

Budda Baker forwent his senior years at college and entered the 2018 NFL Draft. He was picked by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round as 36th overall. Baker signed a four-year, $6.83 million contract with $3.88 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $3.10 million with the Cardinals on May 25. Due to NFL rules, Baker was unable to attend OTA's or minicamp until his graduation. He was named the back up free safety to Tyrann Mathieu for the regular season.

Baker's professional debut was in the season-opening game against the Detroit Lions which ended in a 35-23 loss for the team. He became the starter for the team on November 19, 2017, due to Tyvon Branch leaving the spot open after suffering a torn ACL. He was named to the 2018 Pro Bowl as a Special Teamer. At the end of his rookie season, Baker had record stats of 74 combined tackles (58 solos) and seven pass deflections in 16 games and seven starts.

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At the start of 2018, Arizona Cardinals' head coach Bruce Arians announced retirement and Steve Wilks was announced as the new head coach of the team. With new changes, a competition brewed between Budda Baker and Tre Boston for the position of starting strong safety. Wilks chose Baker to be the starting safety alongside free safety Antoine Bethea.

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Baker's season his for the 2018 season has been in week 5 here he collected 16 combined tackles (11 solos), deflected a pass, and made a sack during the 28-18 win at the San Francisco 49ers.

Personal Life of Budda Baker

Budda Baker is not married to date and as such does not have a wife or children. The last known information of Baker's love life was his relationship with his girlfriend Sierra Shugarts. Shugarts was a soccer player at Western Washington who was named GNAC Conference Player of the Year. Budda's last known relationship was with Shugarts. There is no update as to whether he is still in a relationship with her or has found someone new.

Baker's brother Robert Baker was killed by a 25-year-old convicted felon named Christopher Gates.

Net Worth of Budda Baker

Budda Baker's net worth for the year of 2018 remains under review at the moment. Baker is an up and coming Professional NFL player who has reportedly earned $4.35 million over the course of two seasons of his professional play.

His salary for the year 2017 was $1.24 million which is a huge amount to have for a rookie player. Other financial information such as his personal assets has not been disclosed which makes it difficult to analyze his net worth.


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