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Jevon Kearse was born on the 3rd September 1976, in Fort Myers, Florida USA, and is a former professional American Football player, who played 11 seasons in the NFL 11 for the Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles.
Have you ever wondered how rich Jevon Kearse is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jevon`s net worth is just $100,000. Although his career was long and prosperous, signing several multimillion contracts, he has had problems with the IRS and mortgage, which unfortunately led to virtual bankruptcy.
Jevon Kearse Net Worth -$100,000
Jevon is the son of Joseph Kearse and his wife Lessie Mae Kearse; he went to the North Fort Myers High School, where he began playing football for the North Fort Myers Red Knights in the strong safety and tight end positions, and soon brought attraction from universities all around the USA. In his senior season, he received All-American honors by USA Today.
After high school, Jevon enrolled at the University of Florida, continuing his football career playing under Steve Spurier for the Florida Gators football team in the period from 1995 until 1998. During his college career, Jevon won several awards as an individual, but also as a part of the team, including the SEC Championship in 1996, and Bowl Alliance National Championship in the same year. In 1997 and 1988 he was named to First-team All-Sec, and in 1998 he was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, while also being named into First-team All-American.
After the successful 1998 season, Jevon decided to enter the 1999 NFL Draft; he was selected as the 16th overall pick by the Tennessee Titans, which also marked the basis of his net worth, as he signed a contract worth $6.1 million over five years, although thanks to bonuses, his earnings reached nearly $9 million.
His debut season was his best in the NFL; he debuted against the Cincinnati Bengals, and greatly helped his team in achieving victory by one point, 36:35. He played all 16 games in the season, and recorded 48 tackles, 14.5 sacks and 6 forced fumbles. After that, his numbers began to decline, but he still managed to produce descent numbers, including, 36 tackles, 11.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles, but fell away further in the next season, having 25 tackles, 10.0 sacks and 3 forced fumbles. In 2002 he played in only four games, since he had broken his fifth metatarsal in left foot, and had only 3 tackles and 2.0 sacks. He played for the Titans until his contract expired, and in the last season he was back on track, having 28 tackles, 9.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles.
With his contract nearing expiration, he and Titans officials couldn`t reach an agreement, and as a result, he joined the Philadelphia Eagles, signing a contract worth $65 million, over eight years, and in addition $16 million as a signing bonus, which significantly increased his net worth. In his first two seasons, Jevon looked great on the field, recording 26 and 35 tackles with 7.5 sacks in each of the seasons, unfortunately in 2006 he suffered a terrifying knee injury, and was sidelined for 12 weeks, missing the rest of the season, after playing in only two games. In 2007 he returned to the field, however, he was nowhere near the form he once was in, and as a result, he was released by the Eagles.
Feeling that he still had something to give to football, he re-signed with the Titans, putting his name on a contract worth $6 million over two years. In his first season, Jevon played in all 16 games, recording 27 tackles and 3.5 sacks, and he was eagerly waiting for the new season. However, his coach had different plans, Jevon stayed on the bench for the most part of the season, playing in only 6 games as he was replaced for William Hayes.
During his professional career, Jevon won several prestigious awards, including the PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year, AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, and AFC Defensive Player of the Year all in 1999. Also he was selected three times for the Pro Bowl, consecutively from 1999 until 2001. Thanks to his outstanding college career, Jevon was inducted into the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame.
Regarding his personal life, little is known about Jevon in the media, as he tends to keep his life away from the public eyes, except for his profligacy with money.