Out of the juvenile center, Lamarcus Joyner took the big decision to make a U-turn and building a better life for himself. That singular decision turned him into one of the strongest safety in the National Football League (NFL). His early years was more of a difficult tale, having watched his dad abuse his mom in a poverty-stricken neighborhood where they strived to make a living.
As they say, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, and today, Joyner is globally recognized as one of the team players for the St. Loius Rams. He has quite an interesting resume, read through the article to find out more about him.
Lamarcus Joyner Age
Lamarcus Joyner was born on Tuesday, November 27, 1990, in Miami, Florida as the fourth of five children born to his parents. His mother, Rose Joyner single-handedly raised her children after leaving her husband due to domestic violence. Out of the five children, Lamarcus Joyner has managed to ride on the good path of life after spending a few days in juvenile detention while in high school. His older brothers, Micheal and Keenan were released from the prisons in 2017 after they were arrested for different crimes. There are no details of his other siblings.
According to reports, the footballer was never in a jolly relationship with his dad. He once said in an interview that he witnessed his dad beat up his mom severally and all the while he was in high school, he purposely avoided communicating with his father. He later reconciled with his father who has been frequent in most of his games. He is quite religious and has spoken publicly about his faith in God.
Joyner took the big decision of becoming a football star after he got in a fight and was detained in the juvenile center while at Southwest Miami High School. He joined the school team and pushed all his energy into the game of football. He starred as the team’s wide receiver, linebacker, kick returner as well as defensive back. The Miami-born athlete stayed in the school for two years before transferring to St. Thomas Aquinas High School, a private college. Meanwhile, he recorded 100 tackles and 1,000 yards on offense as a sophomore and in his junior year, he totaled 112 tackles, four sacks, and one interception during his days at his former school.
Irrespective of the fact that Lamarcus Joyner lacked prototypical size, he ranked as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com and also topped the list of the cornerback prospects in his class. As a hottie, every college in the country that period wanted him to join their team, this implying that he got a lot of athletic scholarship offers. After much considerations, he settled for Florida State University.
On getting to FSU, he participated in all 14 games and completed the season with 23 tackles, two pass break-ups, and an interception. He played against Oklahoma’s and recorded 5 returns for 74 yards. After qualifying for the ACC Championship Games that year, Joyner and his team played against the Virginia Tech and he recorded 4 returns for 112 yards leading to a win. In his sophomore year, he was placed as the line-up safety starting all 13 games and recorded 54 tackles plus two tackles for loss, a sack, and three passes. In his junior year, he played in all 14 games at safety. Joyner recorded 69 tackles with seven tackles for a loss, two interceptions, three forced fumbles, and 5.5 sacks during the final season in the college.
Joyner went pro after he was drafted by the St. Loius Rams in the second round of the 2014 National Football League Draft. He later signed a four-year deal with the team on the 16th of June, 2014 worth $5.03 million including $3.07 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $1.97 million. Ever since he joined the team, he has appeared in 52 games with 27 starts.
In as much as most of his contract details are readily available online, Lamarcus Joyner’s net worth is still being reviewed. Although, it is no mystery that the professional football athlete has amassed a huge amount of fortune from most of his career deals.
Family – Wife, and Parents
Apart from the fact that the Joyner’s parents are separated, there are no details about them. Nevertheless, records have it that Lamarcus Joyner has five brothers all of whom were singlehandedly raised by his mother after his father left the family. Having said that, the football pro reconciled with his dad recently after so many years of ignoring him.
As regarding his love life, the football star is neither married nor has he been romantically linked to any lady in the past. We guess he has chosen to keep this part of his life private or perhaps chosen to focus on building his career and so is not involved with anyone.
Height and Weight
Before qualifying for a spot to join any team in the big league (NFL), one’s body physique is often put into considerations and for this reason, a lot of athletes have gone an extra mile in ensuring they work on their body mass and maintain a good eating habit. This is no exception for the football star, Lamarcus Joyner; he has a proportionate body physique, standing tall with a height measured at 5 feet 4 inches and having a balanced weight of 88 kg.