Sammy Watkins Biography

January 22, 2020
First published on:January 22, 2020
by Vineet

Facts of Sammy Watkins

Birth Name Samuel Benjamin Watkins IV
Birth Place Fort Myers
Famous Name Sammy Watkins
Birth Date June 14, 1993
Father Samuel Benjamin Watkins III
Mother Nicole Watkins
Net Worth $5 million
Salary `
Siblings Jaylen Watkins
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 83 kg
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession NFL Player
Currently Working For Kansas City
University attended Clemson University
School attended Fort Myers high school
Married to Tara Powell
Children Samiah and Azaria
Religion Christian

Samuel Benjamin Watkins IV popular as Sammy Watkins is an American NFL player who currently, plays for the Kansas City Chiefs as a wide receiver. Previously, he played with teams like Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Ram after being picked fourth overall in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Clemson.

Born on June 14, 1993, in Fort Myers, Florida under the star of Gemini, he completed his high school education from the South Fort Myers high school and is graduated from Clemson University. Sammy's parents are Nicole Watkins and Samuel Benjamin Watkins III and also has a brother Jaylen Watkins who is also an American football safety for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL).

Kansas City Wide Receiver's Net Worth and Current Earnings

The Kansas City Chiefs' Wide Receiver has earned a good amount of fortune and fame through his playing career. with an annual salary of $14 million in 2020, he is one of the highest-paid wide receivers and has an estimated net worth at around $12 million as of 2020.

He signed a 3-year contract with the Kansas City worth $48 million including a $21 million as a signing bonus and $30 million as a guaranteed amount in 2018. He earned $21,800,000 in 2018 including $7 million as signing bonus.

Year Team  Total Earning
2020 Kansas City $14,000,000
2019 Kansas City $12,200,000
2018 Kansas City $21,800,000

His salary in 2019 is reported to be $12,200,000. The 2011 ACC Rookie of the Year has so far earned $53,935,603 from his NFL career

Sammy is earning a good amount of wealth through endorsements and sponsorship but so far there is a report on his exact earnings from promoting brands.

Contract Details

  • Agreed to a 3 year $48 million contract with Kansas City on MAR 13 2018
  • Buffalo (BUF) declined a $13.258 million 5th-year option on MAY 2 2017
  • Signed a 4 year $19.935 million contract with Buffalo on MAY 28 2014

Married to Tara Powell 

The 26 years old Wide Receiver is the married man and is the father of two children with his wife Tala Powell. The couple tied the knot in 2018 and their wedding ceremony was attended by some mainstream artists including Snoop Dogg.

Before getting married the lovebirds spent several years together.

Sammy With His Wife Tara SOURCE: Twitter @Sammy

Sammy often express his feeling for his beloved wife on Instagram and in one f his Insta Post he wrote:

Verified It seems like we running out of time life moving so fast yet We still so young but got so much to find..! We can never let them break our mind we gotta stay strong conquer and don’t divide I love you baby

Sammy Watkins with his wife and children SOURCE: Twitter @sammy

Currently, the couple resides in Fort Myers, Florida, where they are raising two beautiful adorable daughters Samiah and Azaria. Their first child, Samiah, who is 5 years old, was born on May 25, 2014, while the younger one was born on May 230, 2017.

Suspended For Possession of Illegal Drugs

After committing to Clemson University, he was imprisoned by Clemson University police for cannabis possession during  May 2012. At the same time, he was also found to have one pill in each of Vyvanse and Adderall and later on, charged for having a prohibited substance.

But the case did not strengthen for a long and he did not arrest by the state police, he was just suspended for the first two games of the 2012−2013 season.

Career Highlights

  • ACC champion (2011)
  • ACC Rookie of the Year (2011)
  • ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year (2011)
  • 2× First-team All-American (2011, 2013)
  • 2× First-team All-ACC (2011, 2013)

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