Carson Wentz is an exciting young American footballer storming out of the blocks. He currently plays in the National Football League (NFL) for the Philadelphia Eagles but was widely known for his college exploits with North Dakota State University (NDSU). That was where he was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 2nd overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, which is the highest selection for an FCS player till date.
The intriguing thing about it is that Carson has become this successful at his trade at a very tender age. What is his age? You will have to scroll down for that, plus other crunchy facts about this young superstar including juicy tidbits about whether he is married, information about who he is dating, his girlfriend, salary, net worth, injury woes, and a lot more.
Carson Wentz Wiki And Family
Carson Wentz was born December 30, 1992, in Raleigh, North Carolina as Carson James Wentz with the sun sign Capricorn. Although he was born in Raleigh, he was raised in Bismarck, North Dakota where his family moved to when he was just three years of age. His father, Doug Wentz was a linebacker at Northern State and his mother’s name is Cathy Domres. Carson has two brothers – Zach and Luke Wentz.
Carson is a private person and doesn’t say much about his parents, siblings or family, but his nationality is American and he is of the White ethnicity. He attended Century High School, Bismarck which was where he honed his exceptional talents in football, playing quarterback and defensive back. Carson was not just about the game, but he was also about his books as he graduated in 2011 as his class valedictorian. He then attended the North Dakota State University (NDSU) and carried a carried a 4.0 GPA all through school while paving his way for an exciting career as a quarterback in American football.
Height, Career, Super Bowl and Injuries
When he was in college, Carson Wentz was an exceptional and great resource for the NDSU football team. As a quarterback, he led the team to win five NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) national championships earning him several awards including the NCAA Division I Championship Game Most Outstanding Player. Due to his impact and proficiency on the pitch, he earned a selection into the Philadelphia Eagles team the 2016 NFL Draft.
The NFL Draft happens in the offseason and is a situation where NFL franchises are allowed to selected eligible football players from the pool of freshly graduated high school football players in the United States. The 2016 NFL Draft saw Carson Wentz selected as the second pick of the season (Jared Goff who is also a quarterback was the first pick by Los Angeles Rams). This was the first time an FCS player would be selected at the No. 2 overall pick. It represented the highest ever for an FCS player and Carson has not disappointed.
As a newbie, he stepped into the business and started breaking and setting a number of NFL records – including most passes (attempted and completed) by a new quarterback – in the 2016 NFL season which was his first year with the Eagles. The trend continued in the 2017 season. On December 10, Week 14 of the 2017 season, Carson suffered a season-terminating anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury in the 43-35 Eagles’ win over Los Angeles Rams. The injury was to his left knee and was sad because he was having such a good season. He was 2nd in the NFL in touchdown passes with 33. It was also reported that he also tore his Iliotibial (IT band) and is still in recovery.
Still, at this young age, Carson leads bigger names in the sports in terms of touchdowns (TDs). He holds the Eagles record for the most TDs by a quarterback and is at the forefront in the NFL generally. He has a career-high 33 passing TDs and 7 INTs in just 13 games. Others who are in his league in terms of that record include Aaron Rodgers – 39-6 (2011); 35-3 (2014) and Tom Brady – 45-5 (2007); 33-6 (2015).
Carson and the NFL seem to be a match made in heaven. His tall figure, along with his athletic, proportional build makes him a perfect fit for the sport and his fans are always eager to know about his height and body measurements. With honey blonde hair and blue eyes, Carson stands at a height of 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m or 196 cm). He weighs 237 lbs (108 kg) and his body measurements are not yet known. He will not be a part of the Super Bowl quest as he is still nursing his unfortunate injury but he will be the number 1 fan of the Philadelphia Eagles as they take on the Patriots at the Super Bowl.
Carson Wentz’s Wife, Girlfriend
Carson Wentz is not married and does not have any children. He is not gay either and his sexual orientation is straight. He has a girlfriend which may not be unusual for a young charmer such as Carson. He was formerly in a relationship with Melissa Uhrich and she was said to be his beau since high school. She is a registered nurse in the United States and is also a charming beauty herself. Their relationship was very private despite Carson’s popularity. He is a Christian which does a lot to explain the reason why the former lovebirds’ decided to stay apart (and not live in) until they walk down the aisle.
However, Carson is currently dating Madison Oberg. Not much is known about Madison as Carson does a good job to keep her out of sight. But we do know that Madison attended Ozark Christian University before studying elementary education at the Missouri Southern State University. She also worked Ozark Admission in Joplin, Missouri and then joined a missions team – Mission of the Mobilization Hospitality Team – that worked in Haiti.
Carson Wentz Salary, Net Worth
After being selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2016 NFL Draft, Carson signed a four-year contract with the franchise in May 2016. The contract, which is worth $26.67 million came with a signing bonus of $17.6 million. This means Carson earns about $7 million annually. He is a lover of cars and recently acquired a brand new Lamborghini worth about $450,000. In addition to that, he also owns a Cadillac, a Range Rover and a Corvette.
His net worth is not tied to his salary alone as he has personal investments. This has made estimating his entire net worth an uphill task and so it cannot be put at a particular figure but with his assets and bumper contract, his net worth is estimated to be between $15 – $73 million.