James Laurinaitis

Bchrome 17 Mar,2017

Facts of James Laurinaitis

Birth Name
James Richard Laurinaitis
Famous Name
James Laurinaitis
Married to
Shelly Laurinaitis (m. 2013)
Currently Married


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$3 million dollars
Currently Club


Married to
Shelly Laurinaitis (m. 2013)
Currently Married

 James Laurinaitis is an American football linebacker who lastly played for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He started his NFL career with St. Louis Rams. He also played college football at Ohio State University and was drafted by the Rams in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft.


James Laurinaitis currently has the net worth of $3 million. He is married to his girlfriend Shelly Williams.

James Laurinaitis' Early Life and Education

James Laurinaitis born on December 3, 1986, in Wayzata, Minnesota, United States of America. He is American by nationality and his ethnicity is white. His astrological sign is Sagittarius.

Born to Joseph Michael Laurinaitis and Julie Laurinaitis, James Laurinaitis was raised in the family of athletes. His father and two uncles were professional wrestlers of their time. His father Joseph was known by the ring name Road Warrior Animal.

He attended Wayzata High School where he played high school football and hockey. In 2004, he was named Defensive Mr. Football in Minnesota. In that season, he helped his school football team to win the state championship titles.

James Laurinaitis' Career

Upon high school graduation, he went to Ohio State University where he performed for Ohio State Buckeyes football team from 2005 to 2008. He played outstandingly well during his college years. In 2006, he manages to win the Nagurski Award as the best defensive player. He is the only player who won two Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Awards.

James Laurinaitis started his professional NHL career in 2009. On July 29, 2009, he agreed to a four-year $5.1 million contract with St. Louis Rams. He played the majority of his career with St. Louis Rams. On March 16, 2016, he was assigned by New Orleans Saints. On Nov 17, 2016, he was waived by the team for the injured reserve.

James Laurinaitis' Personal Life

James Laurinaitis father Joe is a semi-retired professional wrestler of World Wrestling Entertainment. He was popular by his ring name Road Warrior Animal. His uncle Marcus and John are also former professional wrestlers. His younger sister Jessica played hockey during her high school years.

On March 23, 2013, he married her longtime girlfriend Shelly Williams with whom he met while he was at Ohio State University. Currently, they are living happily as a husband and a wife. The lovely couple welcomed their first child as a daughter on Sep 15, 2014. The name of her daughter is London Laurinaitis.

He has the busiest schedule but he has maintained a perfect balance between professional and personal life. Once there was a rumor about his affair with an American sportscaster but the rumor did not turn true

Net worth and Salary of  James Laurinaitis

James Laurinaitis accumulated the net worth of $3 million dollars. As he is a free agent, there is no point of him earning the salary. He has reportedly earned about $35,831,297 from salary and bonus in his career.

Laurinaitis was paid $310,000 as a base salary in his first season by Rams. He made his career high earning $13,250,000 including $11,000,000 roster bonus and $1,250,000 option bonus in 2013. He received $2,800,000 in the last season of his career from New Orleans Saints.

He owned a house in St. Louis, Missouri which he listed for sale in 2016. The house bought in 2013 for $1.8 million, was put up for sale for $2.3 million. The same year, he even listed his Dublin home for sale for $449,000. He had bought the house in 2013 for $419,000

He has a pleasant personality. He has a perfect height of 6 feet and 2 inch, which is around 1.88m. He is being followed by his fans on Twitter. 

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