Joe Mixon is a football player who is popularly known as a running back for the University of Oklahoma (Sooners). He was drafted in the second round selection by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2017 NFL Draft. Interested to know details about this young star? Read on and we’ll take you on a journey through what his life has been like and tell you everything about Joe Mixon.
Joe Mixon’s Bio (Age)
Joe Mixon was born on July 24, 1996, in San Francisco, California to his parents – John Mixon (father) and Alise Mixon (mother). There is no information on his siblings. He is an American football running back and he is on the playing roster of the Cincinnati Bengals, a football franchise in the National Football League (NFL). He was a student of Freedom High School in Oakley, California and there, he got involved in football and basketball and was also a three-year starter at running back for the Falcons football team of the Freedom High School.
As a basketball player, he played in 16 games for the Falcons and had a 12.2 PPG average and a free throw percentage of 57% and made 79 fields goals. His basketball team went 22-2 overall and 23 touchdowns on 226 carries. Mixon being an outstanding athlete was ranked as a five-star recruit and a top-ranked running back in the nation by Rivals.com, 247 sports, and Scout.
In January 2014, Mixon enrolled at the University of Oklahoma where he committed to play his collegiate football. But before choosing the University of Oklahoma, he had a good number of offers from other schools like Alabama, California, Wisconsin, UCLA, Florida State and many others but despite all the offers, he chose Oklahoma. He played in the 2015-2016 Orange Bowl with the Sooners of the University of Oklahoma.
From records, Mixon was the highest ranked of the freshman class coming into the University of Oklahoma and was the highest rated signee in the 2014 class. He was also the fifth best running back as ranked by NFLDraftScout.com
Pro Career Stats
Joe Mixon made his NFL debut on the 10th of September 2017 in the game against the Baltimore Ravens. He also earned an award of high school All-American honors in 2013. Mixon was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 48th overall pick in the 2017 National Football League Draft. On the 2nd of June 2017, Joe Mixon signed a four-year contract with the Bengals.
His football career statistics include; 178 rushing attempts, 626 rushing yards, 4 rushing down, 30 receptions, 287 receiving yards, and 0 receiving touchdowns.
Net Worth – How Much is Joe Mixon Worth?
Mixon has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He signed a 4-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals in June 2017. The contract includes $2.81 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2.1 million. He makes an average annual salary of $1.36 million.
Personal Life – Affairs
Mixon has kept his personal life private and away from the media and public. He doesn’t talk much about his private life and prefers to focus on his work and has not mentioned anything about dating or being in a relationship with anyone.
Controversy Surrounding Joe Mixon of the NFL
Mixon was redshirted in 2014 due to a charge on assault which was filed against him. An Oklahoma University student named Amelia Roe Molitor accused Joe Mixon of hitting her in the face on the 25th of July 2014 at Pickleman’s Gourmet Deli. The young lady alleged he hit her and left her barely conscious with bruises on her face and heavy bleeding from her mouth.
The police got the recorded video which showed that Joe Mixon was guilty of the charge filed against him. Mixon made a plea and was handed a one–year deferred sentence which comprises of some hours of community service and mandatory behavior counseling. This charge against him came in his first season playing for the Sooners – the football team of the University of Oklahoma. He later apologized to Amelia, his family, coach and teammates for his behavior saying he has grown up and is more in control of his anger.
Mixon is active on social media with a Twitter and Instagram account and from his posts on the internet, one can see that Joe Mixon spends quality time with his family and friends and is also dedicated to his teammates. He also plays golf in his spare time which shows that he is multi-talented.
Measurements – Height, Weight
Joe Mixon is 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m) in height and weighs 228 lbs (103 kg). His hair color is black and his eye color is also black.