Derwin James Biography

September 3, 2020
First published on:September 3, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Derwin James

Birth Name Derwin Alonzo James Jr.
Birth Place Haines City, Florida
Famous Name Derwin James
Net Worth $5 Million
Salary $1,606,269
Position in Team Strong safety
Current team Los Angeles Chargers
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession NFL Player

Derwin Alonzo James Jr. a.k.a. Derwin James is an American football strong safety signed to the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He finished his collegiate career at Florida State and was picked by the Chargers in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Haines City, Florida native, Derwin James was born on 3rd August 1996, under the star sign Leo. The twenty-four years old is an American by nationality and is of Afro-American ethnic background.

How Much Is Derwin James Net Worth?

On 1st June 2018, Derwin James signed a 4 year $12.3 million contract with Los Angeles, including a $7,090,150 signing bonus, $12,388,956 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,097,239. In the 2020 season, he will earn a base salary of $1,606,269, while carrying a cap hit of $3,378,806 and a dead cap value of $7,320,748. Melvin Ingram, Keenan Allen, and Casey Hayward are the highest-paid rooster of the team. 

Derwin James during game SOURCE: Los Angeles Times

As per the contract, in 2018, he earned a base salary of $480,000 with a signing bonus of $7,090,150. In 2019, he earned $1,043,134.  As of 2020, Derwin's net worth is approximately $5 million

Relationship Status: Single

There are no confirmed news and rumors regarding Derwin James' romantic relationship. Also, the hunk has not shared even a single photograph on his Instagram with a lady, who is assumed to be his girlfriend. Seems like the hunk is much focused on his NBA career rather than being involved in a love affair. As of now, James is possibly single. 

Family & Academic Background

Derwin James was born to Shanita Russell and Derwin James. Later his parents divorced and James was raised by his mother. 

Derwin James with his mother SOURCE: Instagram @derwinjames

His uncles Vince Williams and Karlos Williams, both former Florida State Seminoles players, as well as Mike James, former Miami Hurricanes running back. He is also the second cousin of, Edgerrin James, former Miami Hurricanes and NFL star running back.

He enrolled at Auburndale High School in Auburndale, Florida before transferring to his hometown Haines City High School in Haines City, Florida. James committed to Florida State University to play college football after receiving a scholarship offer after his freshman year in high school.

NFL Career

At the 2018 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Chargers selected James in the first round (17th overall). He was the second safety drafted that year. He made his professional regular-season debut and the first career start in the Los Angeles Chargers' season-opener against the Kansas City Chiefs in a 38-28 loss.

On 31st August 2020, he would have to undergo Achilles surgery and would be out for 6-8 months. This would be the second year in a row that James would have surgery.

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