Jonathan Stewart is not a name to disregard in the prestigious National Football League (NFL). He is an American football running back who plays for NFL’s New York Giants. The NFL player has made name for himself over the years with his numerous career awards and accolades. Since his draft, he has made his presence felt in different teams in the NFL, leaving excellent records in all. However, Jonathan’s life is not all about football as there are still some interesting aspects of his life off the gridiron. Find out more about it here.
Jonathan Stewart Bio, Age
He was born on March 21, 1987, in Fort Lewis, Washington. Stewart was always inclined to sports and exuded so much strength and skills as a kid athlete while growing up. He was very good in track and was also great in football.
Jonathan Stewart was a renowned sprinter at Timberline High School where he was enrolled. One of his notable sprinting records was his third position at the prelims of the 2003 3A District IV Championships. He had his best record as 10.78 seconds in the 100 meters race in 2005. Reports have that this still remains the fastest running time in the school’s history.
Football still took precedence while he excelled in track events at Timberline High School, located in Lacey, Washington as he played for the school football team. Stewart recorded 1,279 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns in his freshman year in the school. In his junior season, he averaged 11.2 yards and recorded 32 touchdowns.
Following a successful high school career, he got several scholarship offers from different universities including Notre Dame, Oregon, California, Ohio State, and many others. It was indeed a recruiting battle among the recruiters, but the talented player ended up choosing the University of Oregon over the others. He finished off his freshman year with 54 points, making him the school team’s third-leading scorer. In his sophomore season, he finished with 10 rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown. At the end of Stewart’s junior season, the talented football player recorded 1,722 rushing yards, 22 receptions, 11 rushing touchdowns, and 145 receiving yards.
Stewart went pro in 2008 when he was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the 13th overall pick at the 2008 NFL Draft. Following his selection, he signed a $14 million contract with the team. In his rookie season, He made a remarkable record of 100 rushing yards in the eleventh and fourteenth week.
In his 2009 season, he finished off with 1,133 yards and 10 touchdowns. He played for the Panthers until 2018. Jonathan had signed a one-year extension with the team but was released in February 2018. After a total of ten seasons with the Panthers, Stewart moved to the New York Giants on March 13, 2018. The renowned NFL player signed a two-year $6,900,000 contract with the team. He was however placed on injured reserve in September that year after he sustained a foot injury in a game.
His Net Worth
Jonathan Stewart has garnered quite a lot over the course of his professional career. The talented player sits on an estimated net worth of $12 million. Stewart who joined the Carolina Panthers in 2008 had signed a $14 million contract with the team that year. The deal included a whopping figure of over $10 million as a guarantee for the player. Stewart’s financial status was on the rise in 2012 when he signed a five-year contract extension worth $37.811 million.
For his new club – the New York Giants, Stewart has $3,9925,000 as his salary cap charge for the year 2018. The popular NFL player has his annual contract value with the team calculated as $3,450,000.
Personal Life – Wife, Kid
Stewart may seem so busy and entangled with his professional career but the NFL player makes out time for his love life. He is married to his longtime girlfriend Natalie Hills. The couple who had been dating for so many years finally tied the knot in November 2017 in a wedding ceremony in Seattle, in the presence of family and friends. Before their wedding, the duo welcomed their daughter Kaia Grey in March 2017.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
He may not be the tallest but has got the right body that suits his daunting career. Jonathan Stewart stands at a height of 5ft 10in (1.78m) which is quite proportional to his weight of 240 lbs (109kg). He has an average body build which gives him massive support and stamina.