Khalil Mack

by Roy 20 Oct,2018
Khalil Mack
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 3 Inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Khalil Delshon Mack
  • Birth Place Fort Pierce, Florida
  • Father Sandy Mack Sr.
  • Mother Yolanda Mack
  • Net Worth $40 million
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity Black
  • Currently Working For Chicago Bears

Khalil Mack is an American football outside linebacker who currently plays for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He is the first first-team All-Pro in NFL history to be selected by Associated Press for two positions in the same year, as a defensive end and outside linebacker.

 

He is the highest paid defensive player in NFL history at the moment with him being traded to the Chicago Bears for a six-year $141 million extension.

Khalil Mack's Early Life

Khalil Delshon Mack was born on February 22, 1991, in Fort Pierce, Florida. His parents are Yolanda and Sandy Mack Sr. He has two brothers named Sandy Jr. and LeDarius. He joined the Westwood High School where he played as a quarterback at the beginning but later switched position to a linebacker. During his senior year at high school, he was named third-team All-State in Florida and first-team All-Area. He was offered a scholarship from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

During his college years, he played Division I football for his university's team. He redshirted the 2009 season and joined the starting lineup to become one of the most productive defenders in the MAC. He made his college football debut in 2010 season ending the season with 68 tackles including 14 and a half for loss, four and a half sacks, ten pass breakups, eight quarterback hurries, and two forced fumbles. He earned third team all-conference honors.

In the 2013 season, Mack had 100 tackles including 19 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, three interceptions, one which he returned for a touchdown, and forced five fumbles. He earned the CFPA Linebacker Trophy for the 2013 season and was named the 2013 MAC Defensive Player of the Year.

Khalil Mack's Professional Life

Khalil Mack joined the 2014 NFL Draft where he was the fifth overall pick of the Oakland Raiders. He was the starter for all 16 games of the Raiders in his rookie season. With a record of 76 total tackles, four sacks, and one forced fumble, he had an outstanding rookie year. He finished in the third place in Defensive Rookie of the Year voting falling behind Aaron Donald of St. Louis Rams and C.J. Mosley of the Baltimore Ravens.

In the 2015 season, Mack shifted from linebacker to right defensive end and played at both the positions. He was able to go to the Pro Bowl of the 2015 season along with teammates Charles Woodson and Marcel Reece. He became the first player in NFL history to make the AP All-Pro First Team at two positions in the same year.

In November of 2016, Khalil Mack recorded his first career interception off of Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton in the 35-32 victory match against the Carolina Panthers in week 12. In that match, he was able to do an intercept, sack, forced a fumble, a fumble recovery, and a defensive touchdown, making him the first player since Charles Woodson to do so in a single game.

Mack was named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl and First Team All-Pro in 2016. He was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the 2016 season. He ended the season with 11.5 sacks, five fumbles, and three fumbles recovered. The Raider picked up the fifth-year option on Mack's contract on April 20, 2017. That season, he was named to his third straight Pro Bowl.

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The Raiders traded Khalil Mack on September 1, 2018, to the Chicago Bears for 2019 and 2020 first-round picks as well as future sixth and third round selections. Mack signed a six-year deal worth of $141 million with $90 million guaranteed with the Bears, making him the highest-paid defender in NFL history.

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Mack made his debut for the Bears on September 9, 2018, against the Green Bay Packers. In the game, he was able to record a sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery, interception and touchdown in one half becoming the first player in NFL history to do so. He has continued to show outstanding performance with the Bears setting records like four sacks and four forced fumbles in four straight games. He even earned the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for September.

Khalil Mack's Personal Life

Khalil Mack is rumored to be seeing TV star Angela Simmons, but he has yet to make a public announcement regarding the rumor. There is no information about his past love affairs or of his ex-girlfriends. He is not yet married as such does not have a wife or child.

Khalil Mack's Net Worth

Khalil Mack's net worth is estimated to be over $40 million. Over the course of five seasons of his professional career, he has reportedly made a career earning of $59.71 million. He has become the NFL's highest-defender with the contract of 141 million including signing bonus of $34 million and $23.5 million plus $90 million expenses. His net worth only looks to increase in the future.

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