Wiki Biography of Reggie Wayne
Reggie Wayne is a retired American football wide receiver who spent his whole career with the Indianapolis Colts. He was born on November 17, 1978, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Wayne was a member of the Super Bowl XLI winning team, was voted to the Pro Bowl six times, and is seventh all-time in NFL career receptions and eighth all-time in NFL receiving yards. Wayne’s on-field abilities undoubtedly contributed to his wealth. His professional career began in 2001 and concluded in 2014.
Have you ever wondered how wealthy Reggie Wayne is right now, in the middle of 2016? According to credible sources, Wayne’s net worth is reported to be as high as $10 million, with the majority of his riches coming from professional football, but appearances in numerous commercials also added to his fortune.
Wayne, Reggie $10 million in net worth
Ralph Wayne has three sons, the youngest of whom is Reggie Wayne. Reggie’s father was a Grambling State linebacker, and he was a die-hard New Orleans Saints fan, but he preferred baseball to football when he was at John Ehret High School. Wayne went to the University of Miami, where he shared a room with Ed Reed, the future Baltimore Ravens safety, and was a stellar player for the following four years, setting college records with 173 catches and becoming one of just five wide receivers in history to score 20 touchdowns. Wayne was also a runner who set a personal best in the 200 meters with a time of 21.87 seconds. Reggie earned his bachelor’s degree in 2001.
Wayne was chosen 30th overall in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts to play opposite superstar receiver Marvin Harrison. The two formed an unbreakable bond with quarterback Peyton Manning, and the Colts became one of the best teams of the decade. Wayne didn’t have a particularly successful debut season, catching 27 catches for 345 yards and no touchdowns. The following season, he had 716 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Wayne’s third season was a watershed moment for him, as he started all 16 regular-season games and racked up 838 yards and seven touchdowns.
Reggie’s first 1000-yard season came in 2004, when he caught 77 catches for 1210 yards and 12 touchdowns. After 2004, he had seven more seasons with over 1000 yards, with the 2006 season being the most important in his career; he received a 6-year, $39.5 million contract, which significantly improved his net worth, after catching 86 catches for 1310 yards and nine touchdowns. That year, the Indianapolis Colts won the Superbowl, and Wayne played a key role, scoring a 53-yard touchdown in the first quarter. For the first time in his career, he was also named to the Pro Bowl.
Wayne was named to his second Pro Bowl in 2007, after leading the NFL in receiving yards (1510). In 2008, 2009, and 2010, he made more appearances at the Pro-Bowl. The Colts made it to Super Bowl XLIV in 2008, and Wayne had five catches for 46 yards, but they were defeated 31-17 by the New Orleans Saints. In 2012, Indianapolis chose to re-sign Wayne to a three-year contract, and Reggie forged a strong bond with rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. He has 106 receptions for 1355 yards and five touchdowns during the season. Wayne tore his ACL in the middle of the 2013 season and was forced to sit out the rest of the season. Reggie’s last season with the Colts was in 2014, and after the team elected not to renew his contract, he became a free agent in 2015. Wayne got a one-year agreement with the New England Patriots worth $3 million, but he asked to be released before the season began. In January 2016, he announced his retirement.
Wayne garnered various awards and distinctions throughout his career, both as an individual and as a member of the team; he was the AFC Champion in 2006 and 2009, and was nominated to the First-Team All-Pro in 2010. In addition, he is a member of the 10,000 Receiving Yards Club and the 1,000 Catch Club.
Reggie Wayne has been married since 2014 and has children, but specifics about his personal life aren’t public because he and his wife wanted everything to be kept secret.
|Date Of Birth
|November 17, 1978
|Place Of Birth
|New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
|American football wide receiver
|University of Miami, John Ehret High School
|Ralph Wayne, Denise Wayne
|NFL Play of the Year Award, NFL Play of the Year Award