Matt Wilhelm Biography

( 1981 - )
December 16, 2018
First published on:December 16, 2018
by Jorge

Facts of Matt Wilhelm

Date of Birth: 1981, February 2
Age: 38 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Name Matthew Wilhelm
Famous Name Matthew Wilhelm
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Oberlin, Ohio
Net Worth $5 million
Weight in KG 111 kg
Currently Married yes
Married to Vanessa Wilhelm
Profession Sportscaster
School attended Elyria (OH) Catholic
University attended Ohio State University

Matthew Wilhelm is a former American professional football player and a current football radio/TV analyst. He was a linebacker for eight seasons in the National Football League (NFL) in the early 2000s. Further, he worked for Cleveland radio station WKNR AM 850 after his retirement from NFL. In addition, he currently working for Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS-TV 5 as a Buckeyes and Browns analyst.


The resident of united states, Matt Wilhelm is happily married to his wife Vanessa Wilhelm and has a son and a daughter with her. As of 2018, his estimated net worth is $5 and current his salary is in under review.

Matt Wilhelm Early Life

Wilhelm was born on February 2, 1981, in Oberlin, Ohio and grew up in  Lorain, Ohio. In addition, the details about his parents and siblings are not available yet. As of racial background, he is an American by nationality and belongs to the white ethnic group. 

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He attended Elyria Catholic High School in Elyria, Ohio. He collected 100 tackles, 26 for loss, and 11 sacks as a senior while playing for his high school team.

Wilhelm attended Ohio State University and played for the Ohio State Buckey football teams under coach, John  Cooper, and Jim Tressel from 1999 to 2002.

Matt Wilhelm Net Worth And Salary

Matt started his professional career from 2003 to 2012. In his entire professional career, he has represented 4 different NFL teams. As of 2018, he has an estimated net worth over $5 million. Further, Matt has made the earning of $9,250,000 from his NFL career. 

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Some of his past contract and salary are:

2008 $1,750,000
2009 $2,000,000
2010 $2,500,000
2011 $3,000,000

In addition, the salary details about his sports analyst career are still not available in the media. As WEWS- TV is a popular Sports Network, it is well known for paying a heavy amount of salary to its reporters. Matt Wilhelm is a regular WEWS reporter, so he earns a decent amount of salary from the network.

Matt Wilhelm Professional Career

Wilhelm was drafted in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. He spent the first four years of his career mainly as a backup player.  After Donnie Edwards signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007, Matt became a full-time starter of the team. 

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On August 4, 2009, Wilhelm was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles after Stewart Bradley suffered a season-ending knee injury.

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On 19 October 2009, Wilhelm was signed by the San Francisco 49ers after the linebacker Jeff Ulbrich was placed on the injured reserve.  On 26 October 2010, Wilhelm was signed by the Green Bay Packers.

Later, Wilhelm decided to retire from the NFL after winning Super Bowl XLV as a member of packers. In 2013, he was hired by Cleveland's WKNR AM 850 radio station to be a football analyst, co-host of Cleveland Browns Daily, and co-host of the station's Ohio State Buckeyes Pregame show.

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He also appears as a Buckeyes and Browns analyst on the Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS- TV 5.

Matt Wilhelm Personal Life

Matt is happily married to his wife, Vanessa Wilhelm and has a son and a daughter with her. Further, he has a height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) and weighs around 245 lb (111 kg).

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In addition, the former NFL star is pretty famous on social media with an enormous number of followers.

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