Ted Ginn Jr’s fame as a footballer is expected following the athletic prowess he has consistently shown in over four clubs in the National Football League (NFL). He started his professional career with the Miami Dolphins and proved his worth with the team before joining other teams in the league. He has displayed a lot of exceptional skills over the years and has contributed immeasurably to the victories his teams have recorded in most of his games. Let’s meet this legendary footballer who was diagnosed with Dyslexia and Dysphoria but yet paved his way to stardom.
Ted Ginn Jr’s Bio
Every human tends to have immeasurable joy when they are able to overcome the temptations of life and for Ted Ginn Jr, his story is a case in point. He suffered from both dyslexia and dysphoria which made life quite difficult for him while in school, especially when he still had to face the bullies in his class. His parents Ted and Jeanette Ginn were barely aware of his condition. They couldn’t have imagined that their son who joined the family on April 12, 1985, suffered from such an ailment. Ted’s deficiency became clearer after he was diagnosed while in high school.
After his diagnosis, Ted Grinn became a special student at Glenville High School as every teacher wanted to help him move forward and learn faster. They took their time and gave him extra classes after school hours and with time, Ted became faster and brighter. On the field, he was quite lucky to have been under the watch of his father who was the school’s coach and within a short period of time, he excelled both as a sprinter and a footballer.
His full name is Theodore Ginn Jr. and he has two other siblings named Tiffany Grinn (sister) and Jason Lucas (brother). History records the fact that Ted Ginn Sr laid a solid athletic foundation for his son who has become one of the best multi-position football players in the history of NFL. On Ted Sr was a successful sportsman who took delight in grooming youngsters into becoming professionals thereby founding his own institution named Ginn Academy, a school just for boys.
As he grew in athleticism, Ted had to choose football over tracks. As a student-athlete skilled in his games, he was tried in various positions. Often times, he featured as a defensive back, wide receiver and quarterback in most of his games. Despite still being worked on as a result of his diagnosis, he outsmarted most of his peers on the field and received a lot of accolades including honors as the MVP for the U.S Army All-American Bowl game.
Surprisingly, it wasn’t his counts as a footballer that qualified him to study at the Ohio State University but his performances as a sprinter. He was supposed to represent the school at the 2008 Summer Olympics but had to concentrate on developing his career as a footballer as the Olympics was said to be far away. With the Ohio State University football team, he occupied the position of a defensive back but was later switched to play as the team’s wide receiver.
Inasmuch as Ted Ginn Jr was putting most of his efforts into being a successful footballer, he simultaneously did well in his studies where he took classes on human development and family science. After bagging several electrifying performances and awards in his collegiate career, he decided to go pro in 2007. That same year, he was recruited by the Miami Dolphins in the first round of the NFL Draft that year. He played with the team for two years before joining the San Francisco 49ners after he was traded by his former team.
Shortly after that, he joined the Carolina Panthers where he played with the team for just one year, showed his athletic prowess with the Arizona Cardinals before going back to join the Panthers again. Currently, he has shattered a lot of records playing for the New Orleans Saints
Family – Wife
Ted Ginn Jr. found love with Krystle McCoy Ginn. The two met sometime in 2002 and ever since then, their love is said to be glowing as bright as the sun.
Initially, they didn’t have marriage on their checklist but later decided to officiate their union on April 12, 2015, five years after they welcomed their twin babies, Theodore Ginn III, and Krysten Lee Ginn.
Height and Weight
Ted Ginn Jr is not really one of the tallest athletes that play for the National Football League. He stands at 5 feet 11 inches with a corresponding weight of 82kg.
Having played for a lot of clubs in the National Football league, nothing less is expected of the footballer. He has earned a huge sum of money from each of these teams and has also made a huge fortune from his career. He is estimated to be worth $5 million.