Ezekiel Ansah Biography

( 1989 - )
September 25, 2019
First published on:September 25, 2019
by Jorden

Facts of Ezekiel Ansah

Date of Birth: 1989, May 29
Age: 30 years old
Birth Nation: Ghana
Height: 6 Feet 5 Inch
Birth Name Ezekiel Nana "Ziggy" Ansah
Birth Place Accra, Ghana
Famous Name Ezekiel Ansah
Father Edward
Mother Elizabeth
Net Worth $15 million
Salary $9 million
Past Team Detroit Lions (2013–2018)
Market Value $13.6 million
Siblings 4
Contract 1 year $9 million
Career Earnings $57.49 million
Weight 275 lb (125 kg)
Position in Team defensive end
Current team Seattle Seahawks
Nationality Ghanaian
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession football player
Started career as football player
University attended Brigham Young University
School attended Presbyterian Boys' Senior Secondary School,

The Ghanaian-born American football player, Ezekiel Ansah plays as a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Seattle Seahawks. Additionally, Ezekiel was first drafted by the Detriot Lions in the 2013 NFL Draft as a 1st round, 5th overall pick. 

Ansah who was included in the PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2013 holds a net worth over $40 million. As per his contract, he earns $9,000,000 as an annual salary from his team, Seahawks.  

Net Worth- $40 million

Ezekiel Ansah is currently signed to Seahawks under a one-year, $9 million deal with the base salary of $2,500,000. He has so far earned $56,367,656 from his NFL career and has collected a net worth of $15 million.

Ezekiel Ansah's Salary and Earning:

Season Team Salary
2013 Detroit Lions $12,308,272
2014 Detroit Lions $1,271,349
2015 Detroit Lions $2,095,414
2016 Detroit Lions $2,940,621
2017 Detroit Lions $12,734,000
2018 Detroit Lions $17,143,000
2019 Seattle Seahawks $9,000,000
Total Earnings   $57.49 million

In 2018, he had signed a 1-year contract worth  $17.143 million, he was paid $17,143,000 in salary in the 2018 season after the expiration of $12.734 million 5th-year option of a 4-year/ $18.59 million contract.

In addition to this, he was fined a sum of around $20,054 for a low hit against Jared Goff in 2018. 

The NFL star, Ansah is also among those who frequently participates in charity events and donates for good cause in society. 

Relationship Status

Compared to the popularity in the professional career, he names disappears when we talk about relationship and affairs. Reportedly, he is single and unmarried which automatically rules out the topic of him having a wife.   

Ansah's sketch SOURCE: Instagram

Apart from his footballing skills, he is also good at paintings and has posted a lot of his creativity in his social account. 

Ezekiel and his mother Elizabeth SOURCE: Instagram

As recent news, Ansah just recovered from his injury and is ready for his next game in the 2019 season. Moreover, he was supported by his family to play football. 

Ezekiel Ansah is an American player whose total weight is listed about 275 lb (125 kg) and his current height is around 6 ft 5 in (1.96 meters).

Family Background

Ezekiel Ansah was born on  May 29, 1989, in Accra Ghana, to Ghanaian parents. He holds Ghanaian nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnic group. His parents Elizabeth Ansah and Edward Ansah raised him in a friendly environment alongside his four siblings.

Ansah's family SOURCE: https://latterdaysaintmag.com

He was interested in basketball in his childhood and was trained in the Forever Young Foundation of Steve Young. Later he played football for the Presbyterian Boys' Senior Secondary School and played college football for the  Brigham Young University football team.  

NFL Career

Ezekiel Ansah is a professional football defensive end who plays in the National Football League(NFL) for the Seattle Seahawks. Lions drafted him in the 2013 NFL Draft in the 5th overall pick and he played for five seasons with them. 

During 2014 season, he recorded a half-sack on Eli Manning. Moreover, he also recorded two solo tackles and a sack on Philip Rivers. Moreover, he was signed by the Seattle Mariners on May 9, 2019. 


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