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Ray Buchanan Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Raymond Louis Buchanan was born on the 29th September 1971, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is recognized for being a retired professional American Football player, who played in the position of cornerback/safety in the National Football League (NFL) for such teams as the Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders. His playing career was active from 1993 to 2004. He currently works as a host, and is also known as a rap musician.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Ray Buchanan is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Ray’s net worth is over $3 million, accumulated not only through his successful career as a professional football player, but also through his career as a host, and from his involvement in the music industry.
Ray Buchanan Net Worth $3 Million
Ray Buchanan spent his childhood in his hometown, and went to Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois, where he became very active in football, playing in the position of running back/safety. While in high school, he was also known for winning state championships in the long jump, triple jump and twice on the track. Upon matriculation, he enrolled at the University of Louisville, where he distinguished himself as a football player.
In no time, Ray’s professional playing career began, when he was selected in the 1993 NFL Draft as the 65th overall pick in the third round by the Indianapolis Colts. So he signed a rookie contract, which marked the beginning of his net worth. He stayed with the Colts until 1996 and during his stint there, in his second season Ray won his first All-Pro title, and became known under the nickname “Big Play Ray”.
The the 1997-1998 season Ray began as a part of the Atlanta Falcons, signing a contract with the team which added a considerable amount to his net worth. During his first season with the Falcons, he picked off five passes, and in the following season, he reached a whole new level, as he led the team to a Super Bowl appearance, for which he won his second All-Pro title as well as being selected for the Pro Bowl. Thanks to his talents and success, two seasons later he won the 2000 Player of the Year Award, and subsequently stayed with the team until 2003, when he was traded to the Oakland Raiders, where he finished his professional playing career with a total of 819 tackles, 47 interceptions and four touchdowns.
In addition to this, Ray decided to stay in the sports industry after his retirement, so he began working as a host on Fox Sports Radio, alongside Bruce Jacobs, increasing his wealth again.
Apart from his career in the sports industry, Ray also tried himself as a rap musician, releasing a self-titled studio album in 2002, which also contributed to his net worth.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Ray Buchanan is married to Beth, with whom he has two sons – Ray Jr. and Baylen – both of them are football players. Previously, he was married to Sheree, with whom he has two daughters. His current residence is in Atlanta, Georgia.