Sam Bradford

William Olver 26 Nov,2018

Facts of Sam Bradford

Heisman Memorial Trophy, Davey O'Brien
Birth Name
Samuel Jacob Bradford
Famous Name
Sam Bradford
Married to
Emma Lavy
Currently Married
Emma Lavy


Career & Net worth

$24 million
Net Worth
$125 million
Famous for
Long Range Yard Pass
American Football Player
House Price
present value of $8 million
Currently Club
Arizona Cardinals
House Location


Married to
Emma Lavy
Currently Married
Emma Lavy

Sam Bradford is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for the St.Louis Rams, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and Arizona Cardinals. He attended Putnam City North High School in Oklahoma City, where he played football, basketball, and golf.


Sam Bradford earned $127 million from NFL salary alone during 2010-2018. From 2010-2014, he earned $65 million playing from the St.Louis Rams and has an annual salary of $24 million. He is one of the highest earnings NFL Players. As of 2018, Sam Bradford has an estimated net worth of over $100 million which makes him one of the highest paid athlete on the planet.

Sam Bradford's Early Life

Samuel Jacob Bradford was born on November 8, 1987, in Oklahoma to parents Martha Bradford and Kent Bradford. He attended Putnam City North High School where he was a standout athlete for four years.

During his high school, he played different sports, but his best was football. His grandfather introduced him to playing golf. His father, Kent Bradford, was an offensive lineman for the Oklahoma Sooners football team from 1977-1978.

In 2008, he became the only second sophomore to win the 'Heisman Memorial Trophy' in college Football. Bradford received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Oklahoma, where he played for Oklahoma Sooners football team from 2006-2009.

Sam Bradford's Career

Bradford played baseball pitcher but gave up baseball after his freshman year. Bradford also played Basketball and as a senior, he averaged 18.6 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Bradford defeated  Kevin Tway and Robert Streb in golf game during his high school career. In addition, he also played hockey. In 1999, Bradford's Travel team, the Junior Blazers, won a regional championship, defeating a Houston team.

CAPTION: Sam Bradford's youth football career SOURCE: Pioneer Press

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In the spring of 2005, by the end of his junior season, he garnered interest from several Division-1 programs like Stanford, Michigan and, Texas Tech.

Sam Bradford's College Career: Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Season 

Freshman Career

On August 2007, Bradford won the starting quarterback role for the 2007  "Oklahoma Sooners Football' Team". He broke the school record for passing yards (21 of 23 attempts for 363 yards ) in half previously held by his coach Josh Heupel.

In next game, Bradford broke Heisman Trophy winner Jason White's school record for most consecutive pass completions.

CAPTION: Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford SOURCE: NewsOK

Walter Camp Football Foundation named him "National Offensive Player of the week" on September 9, 2007. During the November 24, 2007 game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Bradford broke the NCAA freshman record of 29 touchdowns by passing his 30th touchdown to Joe Jon Finley during the second quarter. 

For the second time in a season, the Sooners won the Big 12 Championship, a college football game against the Missouri Team.

Sophomore Career

Bradford's team went on their third straight Big 12 Championship and defeated Missouri. The Sooners broke Hawaii's 2006 record after that game. The Sooners were the first team in NCAA history to score more points than 60 in five straight games. Oklahoma finished the 2008 regular season with a 12–1 record, ranking #2 in the AP Poll and #1 in the BCS Standings.

The Sooners went to play at the 2009 BCS National Championship Game in Florida. The same season he was awarded the 'Davey O'Brien Award'.  He is the second winner of Heisman Trophy after Tim Tebow of the University of Oklahoma. 

2008 Heisman Trophy Finalist votes
Finalist Total Points
Sam Bradford  1726
Colt Mccoy 1604
Tim Tebow 1575

Junior Season

In the Sooner's first game of the season, Bradford suffered from third-degree AC joint sprain after becoming Oklahoma's all-time passing leader. 

After missing three weeks, Bradford returned to the field during the Baylor game, and completed 27 of 49 passes for 389 yards and one touchdown, leading the Sooners to a 33–7 victory. Bradford re-injured his right shoulder on October 17, 2009, in the game against Texas.  Later, he did his season-ending shoulder surgery and enter the 2010 NFL Draft.

Seasons  Clubs
200-2014 St. Loius Rams
2015-2016 Philadelphia Eagles
2016-2017 Minnesota Vikings
2018-present Arizona Cardinals

Sam Bradford's NFL Career Stats(2018)

Passing Attempts 2967
Passing Completions 1855
Percentage  62.5
Passing Yards 19,449
Passing Ratings 84.5

Sam Bradford's wins

In 2007, Bradford's team won the Big 12 Championship after defeating Missouri for the second time. In 2010, his team St.Louis Rams won their division game against the Seahawks

In 2013, the Rams won the season against Arizona Cardinals. 

Sam Bradford's Injuries

In 2011, he missed six games because of an ankle sprain. In 2013, he missed nine games because of the torn anterior ligament. In 2014, his left knee's anterior ligament tore during a preseason game. In 2015, he missed two games because of shoulder joint dislocation. His surgically repaired left knee injury got worse in 2017.

Sam Bradford's Personal Life

Bradford is an avid ice hockey fan. His favorite team is the Vancouver Canucks. Bradford played golfer and basketball in high school.

Bradford appeared in a short film of video testimonials from celebrities called "I Am Second". He shared his faith about Christianity and winning the Heisman Trophy.

Fans and some media member calls him "Con Man" because he racked up huge guaranteed money contracts.

Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett declared January 13 as "Sam Bradford Day" in Oklahoma City in 2009. He doesn't use any social accounts.

Sam Bradford's Height, Weight

Sam Bradford is 6 feet 4 inch (1.93 m) tall and weighs about 102 Kg(224 lbs). Due to his gigantic physique, he is a perfect candidate for the quarterback position.

Sam Bradford's Wife

In March 2016, Sam Bradford and Emma Lavy got engaged and married on July 15, 2016. The wedding took place in Aspen, Colorado. Emma herself is an avid golf enthusiast was on the Arkansas Golf team.

CAPTION: Sam Bradford and Emma Lavy SOURCE:

 As per media speculations, Bradford could have dated model Karlie Kloss, but there isn't any strong evidence which supports the case.

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CAPTION: Sam Bradford and Karlie Kloss SOURCE: LiveJournal

Sam Bradford's Net Worth, Salary and Earnings

Sam Bradford is one of highest earning players in NFL History. During his eight seasons in NFL, he made about $127 million. In 2017, he earned $18 million. Sam Bradford signed a two-year contract worth of $20 million with Arizona Cardinals. His annual salary is $24 million. Arizona Cardinals recently released Bradford as the quarterback.

Bradford's personal investment is estimated to be around $31 million. In 2010, he bought a house in Philadelphia whose present value is $8 million. He owns luxury cars such as Aston Martin, Range Rover, Audi, and a Ferrari which constitutes a total worth of $2 million.

Sam Bradford's Awards and Honors

Sam Bradford has numerous awards and honors in his career. He won the prestigious Heisman Memorial Trophy in 2008, which is given to the best player.

CAPTION: Sam Bradford receiving Davey O'Brien SOURCE: NewsOK

He also won the Davey O'Brien award, Associated Press College Football of the Year 2008. In 2010, he won Carroll Rosenbloom Memorial Award. 


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