Born Joseph Eugene Porter on the 22nd march 1976 in Kansas City, Missouri USA, he is a former American Football player who played in the linebacker position for teams such as Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals. After he retired, Joey ventured into coaching, and currently serves as the Outside Linebackers coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has been active in American football since 1999.
Have you ever wondered how rich Joey Porter is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Joey Porter`s net worth is as high as $14 million, an amount he has earned through his successful career as a football player and coach.
Joey Porter Net Worth $14 Million
Joey went to the Foothill High School in Bakersfield, California, where he played football for the school`s team, and became one of the best players of his class. He was named into the All-Conference team twice and also earned a spot in the All-Section and All-State teams.
After high school, Joey enrolled at Colorado State University, where he continued to play football, and was one of the best players of the Colorado State Rams. He received several awards, including selection into the First-team All-WAC, and third-team All-American. He graduated with the major in exercise and sport science, and entered the 1999 NFL Draft; he was selected as the 73rd pick overall, by the Pittsburgh Steelers. This marked the start of his professional career, and an increase in his net worth, as he signed a contract, however, details were undisclosed.
In his first season with the Steelers, Joey played in all 16 games, recording 10 tackles on his own, and three assisted. After the first season, his numbers began to increase, and in the second season he recorded 41 tackles, and 18 assisted. Also, he had 10.5 sacks, which was second only to Jason Gildon, who had 13.5 that season.
Joey`s game numbers steadily increased, and in 2002 he recorded 88 tackles and 9.0 sacks. That year he signed a contract extension with the Steelers, increasing further his net worth. He stayed in the team until 2007, when he was released by the club.
Following the release, Joey attracted several quality franchises, and eventually signed a contract with the Miami Dolphins, worth $32 million over five years, which increased his net worth by a large margin.
In the first season in Miami, Joey had 56 tackles and 5.0 sacks, and the next one saw his career high in sacks, recording 17.5, and also had 36 tackles on his own. In 2010, he was released from the club after Tony Sparano decided to suspend him for one game; reasons were never made public.
After Miami, he spent two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, signing a contract worth $24.5 million over three years, which also increased his net worth. He opted out from the last year of his contract, and signed a one-day contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, as he wanted to retire as a Steeler.
Thanks to his great performance, Joey received several prestigious awards, including the Super Bowl ring with the Steelers, four Pro-Bowl appearances, in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2008, and Pittsburgh Steelers Co-MVP in 2002. Furthermore, his 10 career interceptions and 70 career sacks is the highest in NFL history, as is his five sacks in each of 10 seasons from 2000-10.
As a hallmark of his successful career, Joey was inducted into the Colorado State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.
Joey`s coaching career began in 2013, which has also added a substantial amount to his net worth; he was appointed as the coach of the Colorado State University football team, but in 2014, he moved to become the defensive assistant of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Most recently, he was promoted to the position of coach of outside linebackers, which has also added to his net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Joey has been married to Christy since 1999, with whom he has four children.
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