Energetic, skillful, intelligent and witty. If you’ve seen Seth DeValve play or know anything about him, you’ll have no doubts that those words describe the American football player who was always destined for the big leagues. Since he began playing in the NFL in 2016, DeValve has continued to perform at an incredible pace that puts him in the ranks of one of the most promising sportsmen to look out for in America.
Although listed as a wide receiver back in college, he got listed as a tight end when he was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Till date, Seth Devalve remains the highest-drafted Princeton football player in the modern draft era. Read on to find out more about the professional footballer, his life outside his sporting career and other salient facts.
Who is Seth DeValve?
Seth DeValve was born Seth Nicolas DeValve in Manchester, Connecticut, on January 29, 1993, to parents; Tim and Laurie DeValve. His father is a practicing engineer and a former long-distance runner who obviously passed on his genes to his son. He has three older siblings; Caleb, Levi, and Jacob who were all raised together in Manchester.
DeValve attended Manchester High School where he played football, a sport he had begun playing way back in fourth grade. Football was only one of the sports he was involved in as the young athlete also played basketball and ran track.
At Manchester High School, DeValve excelled in football and track & field; becoming a two-time All-conference selection as a quarterback. He also served twice as captain of his school’s football team and received the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame award.
Fresh from High School, Seth DeValve proceeded to Princeton University where he studied mechanical engineering as he also played on the school’s football team. After getting very limited time in his freshman year, the young athlete recorded 20 pass receptions for 219 yards and appeared in all 10 games in his second year in college. He also led his team to victories over Harvard University, University of Yale and Pennsylvania.
The following season saw DeValve finish at the Top 50 in receptions nationally and in the Top 100 in receiving yards. That season, he had recorded 49 receptions for 527 yards and four touchdowns to help the Princeton football team break Ivy League records as it went on to win its 10th Ivy League championship.
The next season after that wasn’t so great for DeValve as he was plagued by injuries on both feet and only showed up in two games. Nevertheless, he managed to record nine receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown against San Diego, and 10 receptions for 120 yards against Brown University.
The 2015 season also saw his performances dwindle. He failed to appear in four games but still managed to record 33 receptions for 337 yards and a touchdown. In his final game for the Princeton Tigers, DeValve recorded 9 receptions for 110 yards against Dartmouth. This incredible feat earned him the Ronald A. Rogerson Award for Spirit and Inspiration. When he left Princeton, the athlete was ranked #10 for all-time.
Wife and Family of The NFL Tight End
Seth DeValve has been married to Erica Harris since June 17, 2017. Their time together began in college in 2015 when he played the guitar in front of the class for a class project. As Erica recounts, it was the first time she set her eyes on him. Their relationship, however, officially began weeks later when they were both attending an on-campus fellowship. Two years after that, DeValve proposed and it’s been uphill from there. Together, the couple have one son.
Salary and Net Worth
Following his selection by the Cleveland Browns in 2016, Seth DeValve put pen to paper on a four-year contract worth $2.5 million. This puts his salary per year at about $620 thousand. While his salary is known, details of the athlete’s net worth and what he spends his money on are not known.
Seth DeValve Body Measurements
Now in his late twenties, Seth Devalve maintains a sturdy, giant build. He stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 meters) and weighs 245 lbs (111 kg). He has light brown hair and blue eyes. There are no details available about his shoe size and body measurement.