Gresham has been athletic since his young days and has also played basketball to an outstanding level during his high school years. He was one of the most sought-after tight ends in the 2016 season.
Jermaine Gresham was born on June 16, 1988, in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He is the son of Jerry Williamson and Walletta Gresham. He attended the Ardmore High School where he played for the school's football clubs as well as the basketball team.
Gresham was very talented as a basketball player and was named the starting center to the Class 5A All-State team and also being named the Southern Conference Boys' Player of the Year in 2005. He gave up basketball due to ACL knee injury and gave his all to pursue a career in football as an Oklahoma Sooner.
In his high school football year, he was able to stand out in the position of wide receiver. He helped his team to a 10-2 record during his sophomore year. He ended the season with 11-touchdowns and 26-receptions being named Best receiver by the Daly Oklahoman for the 2003 season. with 70 catches for 1,175 yards and 25 touchdowns, he was named to the Parade ALl-American team in his senior years. At the end of his high school career, he had 148 catches.
Jermaine Gresham attended the Oklahoma Sooner and continued to play football at the college level.
Jermaine Gresham was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2010 NFL Draft in the 21st overall. On August 3, 2010, Gresham signed a five-year, $15.85 million deal with $9.6 million guaranteed with the Bengals.
In his rookie season, he played first 15 games with the Bengals as their starting tight end. He finished the season with 52 receptions for 471 yards and four touchdowns. He set a franchise record for catches by a rookie tight end.
Troubled by injuries, Jermaine Gresham sat out two games in the second season but returned after recovery to end the season with 56 receptions for 596 yards and six touchdowns. He was able to go to his first Pro Bowl in the season replacing the Super Bowl-bound Rob Gronkowski and first alternate Aaron Hernandez.
In the 2012 season, he finished the season with the stats of 64 passes caught for 737 yards and 5 touchdowns which was an improvement to his record of the previous season. He joined the list along with Mike Ditka and Keith Jackson to be the only tight ends in NFL history to have over 50 receptions in the first three years of their career. He was selected to a second consecutive Pro Bowl.
In 2013 season, the Bengals added rookie tight end Tyler Eifert to the roster and Jermaine Gresham shared the starting spot with the rookie throughout the season. With reduced time at the field, his season record dropped to 46 receptions for 461 yards and 4 touchdowns in 15 games.
Gresham reunited with the former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer when he signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals on July 24, 2015. He saw limited time in his first season with the Cardinals and recorded 18 receptions for 223 yards and one touchdown. He stayed with the Cardinals all through the 2016 season despite being offered four-years by New York Jets and Chicago Bears.
On March 7, 2017, Jermaine Gresham extended his stay at Cardinals with a four-year contract extension.
There is little to no information when it comes to Jermaine Gresham. He has not married to date as such does not have a wife or children.
However, his relationship status at the moment remains a mystery. He has not been seen with anyone who can be called his girlfriend as such, he is rumored to be single at the time.
The estimated net worth of Jermaine Gresham is +$30 million. He is one of the highly paid players in NFL and has reportedly made $33.17 million over the course of his professional years as an NFL player. His salary cap hit for 2018 is $7.22 million.
He currently owns a house Ludlow, Kentucky. With his recent signing wins with the Cardinals, his net worth only looks to rise in the future.