The National Football League (NFL) has produced outstanding talents and still does so every year as it provides the opportunity (through the yearly NFL Drafts) for youngsters from high schools and colleges to fulfill their dreams of playing at a professional level and in the process make a name for themselves (or not). Spencer Ware is one of such quantities.
The American football running back presently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs in the league. Being such an outstanding player has got many fans and upcoming athletes keen on knowing about the professional life of Spencer Ware and also other interesting details that propelled the athlete in him. Read this article to find out more details about the Kansas City Chiefs running back.
Profile – Spencer Ware Bio, Age
Spencer Ware was born Spencer Raleigh Ware III and he plays for the Kansas City Chiefs as a running back in the NFL. He was born to his mother, Lakeisha Ware, on the 23rd of November 1991 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Although Ware currently plays for the Chiefs, he was originally drafted by the Seattle Seahawks at the 2013 NFL Draft as the 194th overall pick in the 6th round.
However, he attended Princeton High School, New Jersey, and was a two-sport athlete all through his time there (he was involved both in baseball and football), he was a dual-threat quarterback for the school’s football team, and an outfielder for the baseball team. Ware was ranked as No. 19 overall football prospect in the country by Rivals.com upon graduation from high school.
He played in the 2010 United States Army All-American Bowl and also played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU) where he also played baseball. He played 21 games for the LSU Tigers baseball team before fully focusing his football career. He was given a nod in the second team All-SEC Selection after the 2011 season by the Southeastern Conference Coaches. In academics, he graduated with a degree in sports administration from LSU.
Football Career and Stats
After being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2013, Spencer Ware was released on August 20, 2014, and on December 31, 2014, he signed a futures contract with the Kansas City Chief. He was, however, waived by the Chiefs on September 5, 2015, and was later re-signed to the practice squad. Spencer Ware’s first NFL touchdown was scored on November 1, 2015, a 4-yard run in the 4th quarter against the Detroit Lions for the NFL game which took place in London.
In 2016, Ware became a starter, after the injury and subsequent release of the previous starter, Jamaal Charles. He started 14 games, rushed 921 yards, and had three touchdowns. The next season was blighted by an injury to the knee despite the optimism of making the starting spot his own, and he was listed on the injury reserve.
Salary, Net Worth
In 2018, Spencer Ware signed a contract to earn a salary of $1.8 million. He also gets paid by sponsorship, endorsements, ads, featuring/bonus, and others. His career earnings have totaled $3.85 million over four seasons which ranks 741th among active NFL players entering 2018.
Wife and Children
Esperanza Mariie is the beautiful and charming wife of Spencer Ware. There is not much information about her background or educational qualification as it seems she likes to keep a low profile away from the media.
Esperanza and Spencer have a daughter together and they are both doing their best to be good parents. She is very supportive of her husband and has shown that publicly when she stood by him during the period he had a knee injury that needed surgery and also through the recovery process. Esperanza participated in the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards which took place in July 2016.
Other Facts About Spencer Ware
Spencer Ware is 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) in height and weighs 229 lbs (104 kg).
He has also got some controversies in his life. On January 12, 2014, Ware was booked by a Seattle police and charged with Driving Under Influence (DUI). The case was later dismissed in July 2014 after the judge presiding over the case had ruled that the officer lacked reasonable suspicion of DUI at the time he initiated the traffic stop.
The Kansas City Chiefs athlete hosted an event at Full Throttle Indoor Karting on June 23, 2016, where he provided free transportation and lunch to the thirty kids of the Winton Hills Recreational Center. The athlete encouraged kids never to give up but instead work hard to accomplish their set goals in life.