One of the most popular professional football quarterback players is the young and charming Sam Darnold. He plays for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was raised with his sister Franki in Capistrano Beach, California. He was born on June 5, 1997.
Sam Darnold Parents
Born as Samuel Richard Darnold, he is son of Michael and Chris Darnold. His mother teaches physical education at Shorecliffs Middle School, Franki also is a player, in the volleyball team at the University of Rhode Island. His grandfather, Dick Hammer, was a Marlboro Man actor and USC athlete as his grandson. His father and the other grandfather both played at USC. He started to play football when he was almost five years old.
Sam Darnold Career Details
Sam attended San Clemente High School in California and there he was a two-sports athlete, playing football and basketball. He excelled in his basketball career and his skills helped him with football. Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was recruited to USC and joined the football team. So he went to USC (University of Southern California) and joined the football team. On the football team he played wide receiver and linebacker. When he became the official school quarterback Sam broke the school record for the most touchdown passes in a game. He missed much of his junior year because of a foot injury.
In 2015, in his freshman year, Sam Darnold redshirted ( a delay or suspension of an athlete’s participation to lengthen their period of eligibility) because he was behind Cody Kessler and Max Browne. After this year, he served as the second-string quarterback in 2016, before being named the starter after three-game he led the USC Trojans to nine consecutive wins.
He was the 2016 Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year and also won the Archie Griffin Award that season.In January 2017 he was awarded the Archie Griffin Award, which was awarded annually to college football’s most valuable player. In the same year, as a redshirt sophomore, Sam Darnold became a favorite for the Heisman Trophy and in 2018 declared NFL Draft at the conclusion of his redshirt sophomore season.
The season did not start actually well as he thoughts. He had matched the number of interception in six games, also he got numerous injuries and there were many questionable coaching decisions. Although this he led USC to a victory against Stanford and also over the Texas Longhorns. The football player made his professional debut on August 10, 2018, during Monday Night Football against the Detroit Lions.
Sam Darnold concluded this season with 2.865 passing yards, 17 passing touchdowns, and 15 interceptions, while during season 2019 the Jet’s home opened against the Buffalo Bills and won. In the same season, in September it was announced that Sam Darnold got mononucleosis, so he missed three games. Despite this he returned in a match against the Dallas Cowboys and his team won. He ended this season with 3.024 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.
Sam Darnold Body Measurements
So Sam Darnold is a great football player but also has a great personality and he is following too many people and young lady thanks to his great body shape: he measures 1.91 m and weighs 102 kg. A very sportive and healthy guy with a perfect body.
Sam Darnold Dating History, Girlfriend
He is probably engaged with Claire Kiksey, she is from Huntington Beach, California, and plays in the school’s softball team. They met at the University of Southern California and were dating since 2017. But the two young athletes stopped to posted pictures of them on social media, so who knows? Sam hides most of his personal life but maybe the football player is single and focuses on his career or looking for a new girlfriend.
He is also introverted and likes to live nearby the sea and play basketball with his friends in the backyard. He is not the typical famous person who likes spotlights. He doesn’t like the interview and be on camera, he is professional and polite.
Sam Darnold Net Worth
Sam Darnold makes good money with his job and passion as usually, athletes do. The NFL players have all average salary of $20,56 million annually. So it seems that his Net Worth amount at $20 million at the moment.