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Willis McGahee Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Willis Andrew McGahee, III was born on the 21st October 1981, in Miami, Florida USA, and is probably best recognized for being a former professional football player, who played in the National Football League (NFL)’s teams – the Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns. He is also known for having being a member of the National Pro Grid League (NPGL) for the Miami Surge.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Willis McGahee is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Willis’ net worth is over $4 million, an amount which has been accumulated through his successful career in the sports industry. Another source is coming from his appearance in a reality television series.
Willis McGahee Net Worth $4 Million
Willis McGahee was born to Jannie Jones and Willis McGahee. He went to Miami Springs High School for three years, after which he transferred to Miami Central High School. Upon matriculation, he enrolled at the University of Miami, where he continued playing for the Miami Hurricanes football team under the coach Butch Davis (2000-2002). There he distinguished himself as a football player, so in the following year, he became a member of the 2001 University of Miami team, which won he Division I national championship in the same year. In his sophomore year, Willis was named a first-team All-American, and he was in the final for the Heisman Trophy. He finished his college career with 2,067 rushing yards, and 31 touchdowns, meantime managing to graduate with a major in Criminology.
Willis’ professional playing career began in 2003, but after an injury made his career doubtful, from possible top five picks he fell to the 23th position of the 2003 NFL Draft, in which he was selected by the Buffalo Bills. He missed the entire first season because of the injury, but in the 2004 season Willis played in all 16 games, recording an incredible 1,128 yards, with 13 touchdowns. He continued successfully in the next two seasons, but after making a thoughtless comment about the city of Buffalo and how the Bills should move to Toronto, he was traded to the Baltimore Ravens. Regardless, his net worth was well established.
In the first season for his new team, Willis recorded his best result in his entire career, having 1,207 yards for 7 touchdowns. Also, he signed a contract worth $40.2 million over seven years, which increased his net worth by a large margin. The second season wasn’t quite so beneficial for Willis, as he had problems with several injuries, including knee, shoulder and he even injured his eye; he rushed for 671 yards and 7 touchdowns. Willis stayed in Baltimore until 2010, when he was released by the Ravens to free up salary cap space, and before the next season began, he signed a contract worth $9.5 million over four years with the Denver Broncos, increasing further his net worth.
He played for the Broncos in the next two years; in the first season he had 1,199 rushing yards and four touchdowns. However, after ten games in the next season he suffered an injury, tearing a medial collateral ligament and having a compression fracture in his right knee. He was released from the club on the 13th June 2013 because of his health status, which rendered him unable to play.
After the release, he signed a one year contract with the Cleveland Brown, for which he played 12 games and had 377 rushing yards, and two touchdowns in the 2013-14 season, at ehich point he retired from the NFL.
Speaking about his personal life, Willis McGahee is the father of nine children, with eight different women. According to the media, he is currently single, as he was a cast member of the reality TV series “Famously Single” in 2016.