He is the famed offensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks. Chad Wheeler is a star player who climbed his way to the big leagues through hard work. Ranking 12th on the list of the best offensive tackle prospects by NFL Draft Scout and rated as a 3-star recruit by Rivals, Chad Wheeler has always been on the map of American footballers.
Recently shaking the NFL fans with his involvement in domestic violence against his girlfriend, Chad Wheeler ignites the curiosity in our minds.
How did he rise to fame? What is his net worth and lifestyle? Do you know everything about this pro-player’s career? Head on to find out.
Early Life And Career
Chad Wheeler became a prominent figure in the high school football circuit during his days at Santa Monica High school, California. He was born on January 19, 1994, in California.
Interestingly, he has been named on the list of imminent personalities born on this day like Bill Clinton and Pope St. John Paul II. During his high school days, Chad played both defensive end and offensive tackle.
During his senior year, Chad Wheeler met with an obstacle in the form of a shoulder injury. Despite this, he displayed strong moves in his games and was selected to play football for the USC Trojans. He showed his mettle even at college games and suffered his fair share of injuries.
Numerous concussions, a torn ACL, and a bout of plantar fasciitis came his way during his tenure at USC. Wheeler was chosen as the Second Team All Pac-12 in 2015 and as First Team All Pac-12 in 2016.
Chad Wheeler went on to play for the New York Giants from 2017 to 2019. He was later signed by the Seattle Seahawks in 2019 but his contract was canceled due to Wheeler’s involvement in domestic violence allegations.
A Few Facts About Chad Wheeler
With so much going on in the world, it is hard to keep up with the lives of our favorite celebrities. We’ve got you covered on this front. Here are a few easily missed facts about the Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle:
- Wheeler reigns his game so well that he has started 19 of 32 NFL games he has played.
- He was directly recruited by Campus Insiders following the completion of his season at the USC Trojans in 2016.
- Like in true fashion of American footballers, Chad Wheeler too is a strapping man of 6ft 7in height and weighs around 318lb.
While Wheeler’s salary and other transactions are still under review, we were able to deduce from sources like Forbes and IMDb that the footballer has a net worth ranging between $1.5million and $5 million in 2020. Back when he was drafted, Chad Wheeler signed a contract of $1.68 million for three years, with a guarantee of $30,000 and a signing bonus of $20,000.
We must say, not bad for a young player like him. His net worth also puts him on the list of the richest American football players with their roots in Santa Monica.