Kam Chancellor kicked off his professional career after he signed a $2 million four-year pact with the Seattle Seahawks in June 2010. As he was a fine strong safety for the side, the deal was extended for another four years. This time, the worth of the contract which was $28 million, guaranteed $17 million and handed the American footballer a $5 million signing bonus.
Kam kept up with his outstanding performance and 2017 brought him another contract extension – a three-year undertaking worth $36 million. Following a neck injury he sustained in 2017, it has been speculated that the strong safety’s days in NFL are numbered. While we wait for him to make an official announcement about his retirement, the following are the things to know about his life and career.
Kam Chancellor’s Bio
It was on the 3rd of April 1988 and in Norfolk, Virginia that this strong safety was birthed and named Kameron Darnel Chancellor. Although nothing is known about the man that fathered this NFL star, you wouldn’t search hard to find that his mother Karen Lambert worked several jobs so as to care for Kam and his siblings. To reward her efforts, the footballer bought the woman a decent house and a car while asserting that she deserves more as she has always been hard at work to raise her kids and still act as a father figure for them.
The beginning of Kam’s football career has been traced to his high school days as a student of Matthew Fontaine Maury High School where he athletically excelled as a basketballer and in football. Playing as a quarterback and safety, his performance earned him widespread attention and a good number of prestigious honors. Beyond being crowned his team’s most valuable player, Kam Chancellor was named among the All-Eastern District quarterback first team.
Joining the Hokies of Virginia Tech in 2006, he played a total of 54 games for the team with 41 starts. He quickly became a playmaker, accumulating as much as 2 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, six interceptions, and 208 tackles. His effort saw him become an ACC champion in 2007 and again in 2008. In addition to that, he made the Second-team All-ACC in 2009. Kam joined the NFL to prove his worth after he was selected by the ‘Hawks in the 2010 NFL Draft as the 133rd overall pick in the 5th round.
The major highlight of his accomplishment in the league includes his emergence as a Super Bowl (XLVIII) champion. Disregarding that, this bloke has participated 4 times in the NFL all-star game (Pro Bowl) first in 2011 and then consecutively from 2013 to 2015.
Wife or Girlfriend; Is He Married?
If you are truly a fan of the Seattle Seahawks strong safety then you should know he got married to the woman of his dreams sometime in July 2017. If not for anything, the union brought the original Legion of Boom members together. Yeah, Brandon Browner, Earl Thomas, and Richard Sherman attended the event, it isn’t something a true fan would miss.
Anyway, the NFL star got married to his longtime girlfriend Tiffany Lucy in July 2017 after they got engaged the previous year, precisely in November. As far as we can tell, Tiffany has been striving to build a career as a model and an actress. For the latter, you will find her in 2011’s Grimm, 2013’s The Reason and in The Librarians (2014). Tiffany Lucy is also a fitness enthusiast known for her activities with Form By Force, a training outlet designed to help individuals attain their physical fitness goals. Her husband is a co-owner of the outlet.
As at the time of this writing, Kam and Tiffany are yet to have any child but have devoted their time towards promoting the welfare of kids in Hampton Roads and Seattle areas. Through his Kam Cares Foundation, the footballer and his wife have been offering educational, health, and wellness tools to numerous children. The foundation also supports other establishments that are out to improve the lots of disadvantaged kids from low socioeconomic backgrounds and single parents homes.
To the best of our knowledge, Kam Chancellor has at least two sisters (Karla and Krystal Lambert) and two brothers, Keenan Lambert and Creighton Lambert. While almost nothing is known about Creighton, it is a common knowledge that Keenan equally played American football professionally. The 6 feet tall safety had his college career with the Spartans of Norfolk State University and was signed in May 2015 by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. He equally played for the Oakland Raiders but failed to attain any significant height in the league. Keenan isn’t Kam’s full sibling as they share only one biological parent.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
What makes a good footballer goes beyond the skills and talent to include good physical attributes and fitness. As much as a player is required to possess the right skills for the game, it is ideal for such player to have a good height with a corresponding weight and maintain a satisfactory fitness attributes which would assure the much-needed sturdiness and stamina that the sport requires.
Even as Kam Chancellor isn’t the strong safety with the most perfect physique in the NFL, his frame has consistently been listed among the factors that have helped his career. The Seattle Seahawks star is 3 inches taller than 6 feet and weighs 225 lb. His arm length is 33 inches (0.84 m) and his hand size 9 1⁄2 in (0.24 m).