Bobby Wagner started off well in his football career which began in high school. He led his team to a championship match which they won and he also got some awards in the course of his high school career. Nevertheless, his rating wasn’t so fantastic from Rivals.com which saw only one college making an offer to him which he accepted. He was a four-year starter in college and his collegiate career stats were nonetheless impressive going by his high school ratings.
He got into the National Football League (NFL) and had his team’s fans cheering, roaring and now yearning for more. Find out all about him here and what he has done over the years, including his relationship life.
Bobby Wagner Bio
Bobby (Bobby Joseph Wagner) was born on the 27th day of July 1990 in Los Angeles, California to Phenia Wagner (mother) and Bobby Wagner Snr. (father). He was raised in Los Angeles with his siblings – Robert Wagner and Nakima Ward. Sadly, their mother was reported to have died in 2009 as a result of a heart attack.
Wagner Jnr. attended Colony High School in Ontario, California where he began playing football more tactfully with his school’s team. In the course of his high school career, the kid was honored with an all-CIF Central Division honors, an all-Mount Baldy League accolade and second-team California Division 2 all-state honors. All these notwithstanding, Bobby Wagner was deemed best as only a two-star prospect by Rivals.com. Following his graduation from high school, Utah State University was the only college that made an offer to him which he accepted.
Joining The Utah State Aggies, Bobby was a starter from 2008 through 2011 in which he recorded a total of 445 tackles, 28.5 for loss, 4.5 sacks and 2 interceptions from the 48 games he played as an Aggie. His college career stats were good enough for which reason he got an invite to the 2012 Senior Bowl and this made him the second Utah State student after Chris Cooler (in 2004) to play in the Senior Bowl.
As you would expect, he gave the game his all and emerged the Senior Bowl MVP and North’s Most Outstanding Player. This set him on the radar of many NFL teams but as tradition would have it, the Seattle Seahawks selected Bobby Wagner as the 47th overall in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
On May 7, 2012, he signed a four-year contract to the tune of $4.30 million which came with a $1.57 million signing bonus and $2.51 million guaranteed. However, for an injury which his teammate Barrett Ruud suffered, Bobby Wagner was named the starting middle linebacker with his teammates K. J. Wright and Leroy Hill. Bobby’s rookie season ended with 140 combined tackles including 87 solo, 4 pass deflections, 3 interceptions and 2 sacks in the 16 games he played out of which he started all but one.
He suffered a loss with the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX after they went down 24-28 to the New England Patriots. Nevertheless, Wagner still leads in all-time with the most tackles (22) in a Super Bowl.
Bobby Wagner’s rookie contract got another four-year extension worth $43 million with $19.97 million guaranteed and $8 million as a signing bonus on August 2nd, 2015. This new contract would keep him in the team till the end of the 2018 season. Summarily, the linebacker has had a total of 778 tackles with 475 solos, 15.5 sacks, 8 interceptions, 2 forced fumble and 2 fumble touchdowns.
American football is indeed a very rewarding sports for those who naturally push beyond their limits to perform better than the best there is to beat in the gridiron. Bobby Wagner has given and is still giving this game his best as he is obviously one of the finest doing his job in the NFL. For this reason, the Seattle Seahawks Middle Linebacker has a net worth reliably quoted as $10.4 million.
Family: Girlfriend, Wife, Daughter
Bobby Wagner reportedly has a daughter named Quinncey Wagner who was born not long after his mother died. At that point in his life, the footballer revealed that the pain of losing someone dear to him was quite grave but at the same time, he gained another person following the birth of his daughter.
Though it is a known fact that Bobby has a daughter, what we don’t know for certain is who the mother of the young child is. This also prods the question of whether he has a wife or not. Till the footballer makes any revelation in this light, we will accept things they way they are.