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LeGarrette Montez Blount was born on 5 December 1986, in Perry, Florida USA, and is a professional American Football player, best known for playing in the National Football League (NFL) for the New England Patriots in the running back position. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is LeGarrette Blount? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $7 million, mostly earned through a successful career in professional football; he reportedly earns an annual salary of $2.2 million. He’s played for numerous teams in the NFL including the Tennessee Titans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
LeGarrette Blount Net Worth $7 million
LeGarrette attended Taylor County High School and during his time there took part in track as well as football. He was a starter in the school’s football team, rushing for 1,000 yards three times. During his senior year he became a second-team All-state player, while also competing in various track events. He was only regarded as a two star prospect in 2005, so attended training camp at Auburn University, but was not offered an athletic scholarship, and did not qualify for the school academically, so he headed to junior college.
Blount went to East Mississippi Community College and played there for two seasons, leading the team in rushing yards and becoming one of the top junior college prospects. He was then chased by many schools, and committed to Oregon, playing for the Oregon Ducks and performing well throughout the season, but he missed several workouts near the season’s end which caused him to be suspended. However, he then went on to improve his game and academics. An incident with Boise State players and fans went viral with Blount getting into several confrontations. This caused his suspension for the rest of the 2009 season. He published an apology letter through the Oregon Daily Emerald and was eventually reinstated. In his last season. the team earned a berth at the 2010 Rose Bowl.
LeGarrette joined the 2010 NFL Draft but went undrafted. He was set to agree to a contract with the San Francisco 49ers but after meeting with the Tennessee Titans he decided to sign there instead. He survived the roster cut during training, but was eventually waived later in the year. He was then signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and would play his first regular season game with them, subsequently rushing for 1,000 yards, only the second undrafted running back achieve the mark in his rookie year. He continued to establish his skill the following season, but in 2013 he was traded to the New England Patriots and would play with them for the remainder of the season. In 2014, he signed a two year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers which increased his net worth, but continued to have issues on and off the field, and this led to him being released later in the year.
Blount then signed with the Patriots, to further improve his net worth. He played during the AFC Championship Game and also played well during the Patriots’ win at Super Bowl XLIX. In 2015, he was suspended a game for substance abuse, but later went on to perform in several games before suffering a left hip injury. In 2016, he was given another one year deal and would finish the season with 1,161 rushing yards, making him the eighth highest in the league that season. He also had an important role in the Patriots’ win at Super Bowl LI, which was the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history.
For his personal life, there is no public information about his private life, such as any relationships. it is known that Blount is the great nephew of jazz musician Sun Ra.