Sam Bradford is not a name to be disregarded at NFL’s Arizona Cardinals or any other team he has played with. The talented football quarterback has a lot of honors to his name having led his team to victory at various games. Sports has always been the life of Bradford who tested different faculties in the field. He was a golf player, a football player and he also played basketball while in high school. Apart from his life on the pitch, there is so much to know about Bradford. Here are lesser known facts about the NFL player.
Sam Bradford Bio (Age, Ethnicity)
He was born on November 8, 1987, to his parents Kent and Martha Bradford in Oklahoma. Though he is of American nationality, Bradford is also regarded as an NFL player of Cherokee descent. This started after it was revealed that his father’s grandmother Susie Walkingstick was a full-blooded Cherokee. Following the revelation, Bradford went down in history as the first Cherokee to begin at quarterback for a Division 1 university.
Sam Bradford was a student at Putnam City North High School. While at the school he took part in several sports for the school’s team. Following his high school stints, he was issued an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Oklahoma which he accepted. Sam was redshirted as a freshman and subsequently, he became the starter in the year 2007.
Bradford refused to participate in the 2009 NFL Draft. He instead opted to return to Oklahoma for his junior season. At the 2010 NFL Draft, he was elected as the first overall pick by St. Louis Rams and signed a six-year contract worth $78 million. The quarterback missed the 2014 season due to an injury he sustained but soon recuperated and was and made played impressively for The Mob Squad.
In March 2015 he joined the Philadelphia Eagles in an exchange for Nick Foles. Afterward, he moved to the Minnesota Vikings in 2016 in an exchange for a 2017 NFL Draft first-round pick. He played in 2016 as well as in the 2017 season with the Vikings, before he signed a 2-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals in March 2018. His contract with the team was worth $20 million with a guarantee of $15 million.
Sam Bradford is one of the NFL players really having one of the best financial times in their football career. The talented player has been placed on a very high pedestal among his counterparts over the years. Bradford has grown into a precious jewel in the eyes of football stakeholders causing him to get more and more mouth-watering offers from various teams.
The former Philadelphia Eagles player who was drafted in 2010 by St Louis Rams was lucky enough to have been drafted at the time when there was no pay scale for rookies. He had signed a contract worth $78 million with $50 million guaranteed with the team – one of the highest in the NFL at the time.
Over his eight seasons in the NFL, Bradford has made a whopping $114.09 million. In 2017 alone, he earned $18 million. Before he officially joined the Cardinals, Bradford signed a contract worth $20 million with up to $15 million guaranteed. After he joined the Philadelphia Eagles, it can be recalled that Sam sustained an injury, but this did not stop the team from increasing his salary to $18 million. On the Cardinals active roaster, Bradford ranks fourth.
His Personal Life – Married, Wife
Sam Bradford is married to Emma Lavy. The couple had dated for so many years before Sam’s entry into the limelight. He proposed to his girlfriend in March 2016 and they both tied the knot in July that same year.
Emma Lavy is from Fayetteville. She left high school in 2009 and attended the University of Arkansas afterward. The former Vikings player is a Christian by faith and upholds the values of Christianity. Despite his long years in football, Bradford is a strong hockey fan and so much enjoys the game.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Sam Bradford has a good body build which suits his career. He stands at a height of 1.93 meters (6ft 4in) which is proportional to his weight of 103 kg (236 lbs). With his arm length of 34 3/8, and hands which measure 9 ½, he firmly holds on to the ball and hardly loses his grip.