Michael Alan Sam, Jr. is a Galveston, Texas-born professional American Football player, best known for playing as a defensive end for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Born on 7 January 1990, Michael is one of the more prominent footballers of today. A well-known personality in American football at the present, San started his professional career as a footballer in 2014.
A finalist for Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year in 2014, one may wonder how rich is Michael Sam at the present? As of early 2016, Michael counts his net worth at an amount of $100,000. Needless to say, he has managed to amass his wealth due to his involvement in sports as a professional footballer for more than two years until now. Playing for both the National Football League (NFL) as well as Canadian Football League (CFL) have been very significant in adding to his riches over the years.
Michael Sam Net Worth $100,000
Raised in Hitchcock, Texas, Michael was educated at Hitchcock High School where he played for the school’s varsity football team as both offensive tackle and defensive end, excelling as a defensive lineman and even earning first-team All-District honors in all four years of school. Eventually, he accepted a scholarship from the University of Missouri and attended the college while playing for the Tigers. Before graduating from the college, he accumulated 123 tackles of which 36 were for loss. At this point of his life, Michael’s career as a footballer was taking a hike and so was his likely net worth.
In 2014, Sam went on to play in the Senior Bowl as an outside linebacker, struggling at his new position because his expertise and experience were at defensive end. Later, he was drafted by the St. Louis Rams into the NFL, at that time widely noted for being the first gay footballer ever to play in the NFL. During his career in NFL, he debuted in a preseason game against New Orleans Saints in 8 August, 2014. He was also a member of the practice squad of the Dallas Cowboy in 2014 before he was waved by the team. Later, he participated in the 2015 NFL Veteran Combine. Needless to say, being a part of the NFL, Sam has earned a good salary to add significantly to his riches.
In 2015, Sam was signed by the Montreal Alouettes to play in the CFL. Although Sam is still associated with CFL, he has publicly addressed that he never wanted to play in that league, but is now committed to the Alouettes. For his contributions in his career and his courageous personal history, Sam was rewarded with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in 2014. Along with this, he was also recognized as SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 among several other recognitions and awards.
As for his personal life, 26 years old Michael is not romantically involved with anyone at the present. Michael apparently enjoys his career as one of the aspiring as well as an inspiring footballer. On top of that, his present net worth of $100,000 caters to his daily life in every possible way.
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