Samaje Perine is a professional American football running back who currently plays side the Cincinnati Bengals of the National League. He was picked 114th in the 4th round in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Redskins where he played until 2018. Also, he had stints with Miami Dolphins. He played college football for the University of Oklahoma from 2014 to 2016.
No doubt the player has a prosperous career, but his personal life is no less than his career. He is living a blissful life with his wife. As of 2022, his salary is reported to be $1,400,000.
Samaje Perine was born on September 16, 1995, in Jackson, Alabama, United States. He belongs to the African ethnicity and holds an American nationality. He is the son of Gloria Perine, his mother, however; there is no disclosure about who his birth father is. Apart from Samaje, Gloria does not have any children because of which they share a very special mother-son relationship.
At a very young age, Samaje has impressed everyone with his talent and is earning worldwide fame in his football career. He did his high school at Hendrickson High School where he got engaged in football and ran track. He played in the position of running back for Hendrickson Hawks' football team whereas, in track & field, he participated in the sprints and jumps.
Later, he joined the University of Oklahoma and continued to play football as the representative of the college. He is in the running back position for the Oklahoma Sooners. He has earned various awards and achievements such as FBS Records for rushing yards in a game, Big 12 Rookie of the Year (2014), and many more to date and is very enthusiastic to win more in near future.
In the 2017 NFL Draft, Perine was picked 114th overall in round four by the Washington Redskins. In the same year on 11th May, he inked a four-year contract worth $3.05 million. Furthermore, he joined a committee backfield of Mack Brown, Chris Thompson, and Robert Kelley.
On 17th September 2017, he made his debut against the Los Angeles Rams with 21 rushes for 67 yards.
Before the 2019 season, Perine was waived by the Washington Redskins.
On 1st September 2019, Cincinnati Bengals claimed off waiver but was again waived on 7th October and then re-signed to the team's practice squad on 18th October.
On 24th December 2019, Perine the Miami Dolphins signed Perine to the Bengals practice squad. On 26th April 2020, he was waived.
On 28th April 2020, Cincinnati claimed Perine's waiver.
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Looking forward to his love life, Perine, 26, is a married man and blessed with two kids. He tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend since the Pflugerville days, Megan Leigh, in June 2017.
The couple can be seen together often celebrating their love in public as well as through various social media. Samaje is very open about his affair and never fails to express his love for his spouse.
There are no rumors about him having any extra-marital affairs or relationships other than Megan. Also, Samaje Perine is one name that can rarely be heard in any rumors and controversies. He concentrates only on his career and personal life rather than on wasting time on such matters.
Talking about his physique, he stands at the height of 5 ft. 10 in. tall and weighs around 107 kg.
On 11th March 2017, Perine signed the four years contract worth $3,059,781 including a $659,781 signing bonus. In the 2018 season, he made a $555,0000 base salary, while carrying a cap hit of $719,945 and a dead cap worth $494,836.
On 17th March 2021, Perine signed a 2 year $3.3 million contract with Cincinnati. In 2022, his base salary is $1,400,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,850,000 and a dead cap value of $350,000.
Five seasons in the NFL have earned him $4,975,965. As of 2022, his net worth is $2 million.
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