Quick Facts Of Eric Weddle
Celebrated Name Eric Weddle Age 34 Years Nick Name Weddle Birth Name Eric Steven Weddle Birth Date 1985-01-04 Gender Male Profession Rugby Player Place Of Birth Fontana, California, United States Nationality American Home Town Alta Loma, California Education Alta Loma High School. University of Utah Position Free safety Daughter Los Angeles Rams Marital Status Married Spouse Chanel Weddle Sexual Orientation Heterosexuality (Straight) Model Ranking July 2005 Children Marie, Silver Jean, Gaige Leroy, and Kamri Joe Height 1.8 m ( 5 feet and 11 inches ) Weight 88 kg (195 lbs ) Body Build/Type Athletic Eye Color Dark Brown Hair Color Dark Brown Source of Wealth His professional football career Salary $5 million (annually) Famous For Named to the Pro Bowl six times
Eric Steven Weddle, professionally known as Eric Weddle is an American football player. He plays as a free safety for the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL. Earlier, the San Diego Chargers drafted him 37th overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. Following 9 seasons with the Chargers, he played 3 seasons for the Baltimore Ravens. He then signed with the Rams in March 2019. He played college football at Utah.
What is Eric Weddle Famous For?
- Named to the Pro Bowl six times.
Where was Eric Weddle Born?
Eric Weddle was born on 4 January 1985. His birth name is Eric Steven Weddle. His birth place is in Fontana, California in the United States. He holds American nationality.
He grew up in Alta Loma, California where he attended Alta Loma High School. He played football, basketball, and baseball at high school. He was the team captain of his football team. He led Alta Loma High School to the 200 Mt. Baldy League championship. Following his senior year at high school, he was named the team’s best receiver and most valuable player. After graduating from high school, he committed to play for the University of Utah. He set several records at Utah.
NFL Career: San Diego Chargers
The San Diego Chargers drafted him 37th overall in the 007 NFL Draft.
He signed a four-year contract with the Chargers worth $4.16 million, that includes $3.47 million guaranteed and $1.81 signing bonus.
He was named the backup strong safety to begin the 2007 season.
He made his professional debut against the Chicago Bears where he recorded 3 solo tackles and made his first career sack as well.
He finished his rookie season with 53 combined tackles (42 solo), 6 pass deflections, a sack and an interception in 15 games and 15 starts.
The Chargers lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game in January 2008.
He was named the starting free safety for the 2008 season.
He finished the 2008 season with 127 combined tackles (105 solo), 5 pass deflections, a sack, and an interception in 16 games and 16 starts.
The Chargers lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Divisional Round.
He was made the starting safety to begin the 2009 regular season.
He completed the 2009 season with 82 combined tackles (78 solo), 7 pass defensed, 2 interceptions, 1.5 sacks, and a touchdown in 13 games and 13 starts. He had missed 2 games due to knee injury and was listed inactive once.
The Chargers lost to the New York Jets in the AFC Divisional Round.
He finished the 2010 season with 96 combined tackles (80 solo), 10 pass deflections, 2 intercepions, a touchdown, and 0.5 sacks in 16 games and 16 starts.
He became an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career after the 2010 NFL season. He was ranked the second best free agent safety.
Several NFL teams including the Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, and Houston Texans showed interest in acquiring Weddle.
However, Weddle came to terms with the Chargers and signed a 5-year contract extension worth $40 million with $19 million guaranteed and $13 million signing bonus.
He finished the 2011 season with 88 combined tackles (70 solo), 11 pass defensed, 7 interceptions in 16 games and 16 starts.
He was also named to his first Pro Bowl.
He finished the 2012 season with 97 combined tackles (83 solo), 9 passes defensed, 3 interceptions, and a touchdown in 16 games and 16 starts.
He was voted as the Chargers’ MVP by his teammates in 2012.
He was also named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team in 2012.
He finished the 2013 season with 115 combined tackles (88 solo), 9 pass deflections, 2 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble, and 1.0 sack in 16 games and 16 starts.
The Chargers lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional Round.
He finished the 2014 season with 114 combined tackles (91 solo), 8 pass deflections, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 interception in 16 games and 16 starts.
He finished his final season (2015 season) with the Chargers with 78 combined tackles (55 solo), 6 pass deflections, and 0.5 sack in 13 games and 13 starts.
His contract ended following the 2015 season and became an unrestricted free agent.
He signed a 4-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens worth $26 million with $13 million guaranteed and $7 million signing bonus on 14 March 2016.
He was named the starting strong safety to begin the 2016 regular season.
He finished his first season with the Ravens with 89 combined tackles (48 solo), 13 pass deflections, 4 interceptions, 1.0 sack, and 1 forced fumbles in 16 games and 16 starts.
He was named the starting free safety to begin with the 2017 regular season.
He completed the 2017 season with 63 combined tackles (49 solo), 8 pass defensed, 6 interceptions, 1.0 sack, 1 forced fumble, and 1 touchdown in 16 games and 16 starts.
He finished the 2018 season with 68 combined tackles (54 solo), 1.0 sack, 3 pass deflections in 16 games and 16 starts.
The Ravens released Weddle on 5 March 2019.
Los Angeles Rams
Weddle signed a two-year contract with the Rams worth $10,502,050 on 8 March 2019.
Who is Eric Weddle Married to?
Eric Weddle is a married man. He is married to Chanel Weddle. They are high school sweethearts. The couple tied a knot to each other in July 2005. They wed before his junior season at Utah. The couple has 4 children together, Marie, Silver Jean, Gaige Leroy, and Kamri Joe.
What are Eric Weddle Body Measurements?
Eric Weddle stands at a height of 1.8 m i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He has a body weight of 195 lbs i.e. 88 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is dark brown as well.
What is Eric Weddle Net Worth?
Eric Weddle earns from his professional football career. His income comes from salary, bonuses, contracts, and endorsement. He currently plays for the Los Angeles Rams after signing a 2-year contract worth $10,502,050. He previously played for San Deigo Chargers. He signed a rookie contract worth $4.16 million with the Chargers and later extended his contract for $40 million in 2011. In 2016, he signed with Baltimore Ravens for $26 million. His annual salary at present is reported at around $5 million. His net worth will be updated soon.
Did You Know?
- He was a three-time all-league selection and a two-time All-CIF selection in football, while at high school.
- He was the fifth safety drafted in the 2007 NFL Draft.
- He is and avid golfer.
- He enjoys bowling.
- He plays basketball.
- He supports several causes including breast cancer. His grandmother is a two-time survivor of breast cancer.
- He converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while in the University of Utah.