Russell Okung Biography

February 20, 2019
First published on:February 20, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Russell Okung

Birth Name Russell Okung
Birth Place Houston, Texas
Famous Name Russell Okung
Birth Date October 7, 1988
Horoscope Libra
Father Victor Okung
Mother Dorothy Akpabio
Net Worth $40 Million
Salary $13,250,000
Contract 4 year, $53,000,000
Career Earnings $82,456,338
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 310 lb (141 kg)
Position in Team Offensive tackle
Current team Los Angeles Chargers
Nationality American
Ethnicity African
Profession Football Player
Currently Working For Los Angeles Chargers
University attended Oklahoma State University
Currently Married yes
Married to Samar Okung
Squad No 76

Russell Okung is an American professional Football player who plays in the National Football League (NFL). As of 2019, Russell Okung currently plays for the Los Angeles Chargers as their Offensive tackle. Previously, he played for other teams like Seattle Seahawks, and Denver Broncos.


As an Offensive tackle, Russell Okung reportedly earns around $13,250,000 as his yearly salary from Los Angeles Chargers. Further, Russell Okung has an estimated net worth of over $40 Million. Currently, he is married to his wife, Samar Okung

Russell Okung Net Worth and Salary

As of 2019, Russell Okung has an estimated net worth of over $40 Million with an annual salary reported to be $12,468,750. He reportedly signed a 4 year, $53,000,000 contract, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $25,000,000 guaranteed with Los Angeles Chargers in 2017.

Further, the NFL player has an average salary of $13,250,000 annually. Russell Okung so far has made earnings of $82,456,338 from his entire NFL career.

Additionally, he is one of the highest earners of the team, similar to Philip Rivers, having an annual salary of $20,812,500. 

Some of his career contract and earnings, including bonus and incentives:

2010 Seattle Seahawks $4,000,000
2011 Seattle Seahawks $16,600,000
2012 Seattle Seahawks $6,680,000
2013 Seattle Seahawks $7,260,000
2014 Seattle Seahawks $8,960,000
2015 Seattle Seahawks $5,018,838
2016 Denver Broncos $8,000,000
2017 Los Angeles Chargers  $13,468,750
2018 Los Angeles Chargers  $12,468,750

Further, in 2019, he will earn $13,000,000 as a base salary, and a roster bonus of $468,750, while carrying $15,968,750 as a cap hit and a dead cap value of $5,000,000.

Russell Okung Personal Life

Russell Okung got married to his wife Samar Mikhail on April 2017. Earlier the couple got engaged in March and tied the knot a month later. The couple had a beautiful fairy-tale wedding in Miami with Nigerian and Egyptian dancers.

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One year! Thank you for loving me relentlessly @russellokung ♥? You are an incredible husband.

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Further digging deep into his social media accounts, the wedding was conducted in a luxurious way in the presence of their friends and family. Reportedly, there aren't any information if the couple has children or not. 

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... the ole ball and chain. Love you, @samarokung ??

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Moreover, the couple seems to be living a happy life and reportedly, there aren't any rumors of their divorce or separation in recent time. Additionally, Russel is not involved in any rumors about his past affairs or relationship in the media. 

Talking about his body measurement, the Famous NFL star is 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) in height and weighs around 310 lb (141 kg).

Russell Okung Bio and Early Life

Russell Okung was born on October 7, 1988, in Houston, Texas to parents Victor Okung and Dorothy Akpabio. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to the African ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Libra.

He attended George Bush High School in Fort Bend, where he was an All-Greater Houston first-team and an all-district first-team selection. Okung attended Oklahoma State University where he played from 2006 to 2009 for the football team of coach Mike Gundy's Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Russell Okung Professional Career

The Seattle Seahawks selected Okung 6th overall, making him only the second lineman of the Oklahoma State offensive ever picked up in the first round of an NFL draft, along with John Ward.

He was considered to be a top 5 Left Tackle in the 2012-2013 season among many football analysts, while also contributing to an offense that featured  Max UngerMarshawn Lynch and  Russell Wilson in the Pro Bowl.

After his six-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks ended in 2016, Russell Okung chose to be a free agent in the NFL. On March 17, 2016, Okung signed a one - year deal worth $ 5 million with the Denver Broncos, which included another four-year option of $ 48 million.

Later, Okung signed a $53 million four-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers on March 9, 2017. Further, he plays along with his star team-mates such as Keenan Allen, Casey Hayward and many more. 

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