There are a few players that many others want to be like as far as the sport is concerned. One of such is the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Antonio Brown. Having been in the National Football League (NFL) since 2010, he has grown to become a player to reckon with in the league thanks to his many accomplishments. Away from football, Antonio has also been able to maintain a rather interesting lifestyle. Here is all to know about him.
Antonio Brown Biography and Age
It was on July 10, 1988, in Miami that the NFL star was born as Antonio Tavaris Brown Sr. He was raised mostly by his mother Adrianne Moss alongside his brother, Desmond Brown in Miami. Much later in his teenage years, he left due to problems he had with his stepfather.
His interest in football began since the time he was a little boy and there is no surprise about this because his father, Eddie Brown, was a wide receiver who became famous in the Arena Football League (AFL) where he had a very successful career. This is even though his father was not so much into his life while he was growing up.
For his education, Antonio went to the Miami Norland High School and from there, he proceeded to the Central Michigan University. While in high school, he was into football and track. He continued with football in college and with a record 110 receptions in 2009 and a college career record of 305 receptions, he then decided to enter the NFL Draft of 2010.
Antonio got selected in the sixth round by the Steelers and made his debut in the game against the Tennessee Titans in September of the same year. Through his career, all of which he has remained with the same team, Brown has made 6 Pro Bowl appearances, four All-Pro, and was named NFL receiving yards leader as well as NFL receptions leader twice each.
As indicated, Antonio Brown has only played for the Pittsburgh Steelers since he began his NFL career in 2010. Since then, he has played over 115 games in the process of which he has recorded 733 receptions, gaining 9,910 receiving yards. More so, he has averaged 15.2 and 59 touchdowns.
Becoming the first player in the NFL to have more than a hundred receptions, over 1200 receiving yards, and make more than 5 receiving TDs in five straight seasons, the Wide Receiver was ranked the second on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018 list, with Tom Brady as the only man above him.
Wife or Girlfriend
In case you are wondering, Antonio Brown has never had a wife since he has never been married. Nevertheless, he has been in a number of relationships in the past. His relationship life has not been the most silent or uneventful you will hope to have.
The most popular relationship that he has had was with Chelsie Kyriss. Although she has two children from a previous relationship, Kyriss seems to be having a great relationship with Antonio and some friends were said to have even asked him to pop the question and make her his wife. More than six years and three kids later, the two are still together.
Nonetheless, it has not been a relationship without its own problems as they had a little break in 2017 when the footballer was linked to Instagram model and aspiring actress, Jena Frumes. At the time, Chelsie was pregnant with the couple’s third child.
Interestingly enough, before both Chelsie Kyriss there was Shameika Brailsford whom he had dated in the past. The relationship between the two did not go without its problems, but it produced a son Antonio Brown Jr. who was born in 2007.
Salary and Net Worth
Antonio has not only been in the NFL for a very long time, he has also been a very significant player who has definitely written his name with good ink. That said, has come to make for himself fortune from the sports he has come to love and play. It is this that has given him a net worth that is estimated at $16 million.
In 2017, he signed a 4-year contract extension that would keep him in Pittsburgh for a much longer time. Based on the contract which has been valued at $60 million and which has made him the highest paid receiver in the NFL, his annual salary is $18.5 million until the end of the 2021 season.
Height and Weight
Just as you would expect with anyone playing in the NFL, Antonio Brown is a man that has good height and an athletic build. He stands at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) and he has a body weight of 181 lb (82 kg).