Jamaal Charles - Biography
Last Modified: Aug 23, 2020
|Profession:||Former American footballer|
|Best Known For:||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Net Worth:||$13 million|
|Born on :||December 27, 1986 (age 34)|
|Birth Name /
|Jamaal RaShaad Jones Charles|
|Birth Place:||Port Arthur, Texas, USA|
|Mother's Name:||Sharon Charles|
|High School:||Memorial High School|
|University:||University of Texas|
|Married Date:||June 2, 2012|
|Wife's Name:||Whitney Golden|
Makenzie Charles (daughter)
|Height:||1.80 meter (5 feet 11 inch)|
|Weight:||91 kg (200.62 lb)|
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Who is Jamaal Charles?
Jamaal Charles is a former American football player. He played college football for the University of Texas and later for Kansas City Chiefs from 2008 to 2016.
Jamaal Charles: Age, Parents, Siblings
Jamaal Charles was born on December 27, 1986, in Port Arthur, Texas, USA. He was born as Jamaal RaShaad Jones Charles to single mother Sharon Charles but the name and details of his father is not known. He has a sibling, an older brother named Shanderric Charles.
As a child, he was diagnosed with a learning disability and had difficulty reading. He was frequently mocked and teased, an experience he shared in 2015 at Special Olympics,
“I was afraid. I was lost. When I was a boy, I had trouble reading. I found out I had a learning disability. People made fun of me. They said I would never go anywhere. But I learned I can fly. When I was 10 years old, I had a chance to compete in the Special Olympics.
That's right, the Special Olympics gave me my first chance to discover the talent I did not know that I had. When I competed in the Special Olympics, I found out just how fast I was. I stood high on the podium, getting the gold medal in track and field."
Charles was educated at the Memorial High School. There he played high school football and was a track athlete. After graduation, he attended the University of Texas from 2005–2007 where he played college football.
His ethnicity is African-American.
Jamaal Charles: Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce
Charles married his longtime girlfriend Whitney Golden on June 2, 2012. They had first met in college when he was a freshman. He and his wife have welcomed three children together.
Their first two children, both daughters are named Makenzie Charles (born on March 23) and Makaila Charles (born on April 7). Their son Isaiah Jamaal Charles was born on March 12, 2017).
The couple is happy together without any rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.
Source: Instagram (The Charles family in March 2019)
Jamaal Charles: Career
He played for University of Texas college football team from 2005 season to 2007 season. With the team, he played against Louisiana-Lafayette, Oklahoma Sooners, USC Trojans, Rice Owls, Iowa Hawkeyes, Arkansas State Indians, Red River Shootout, Nebraska Cornhuskers.
His overall college statistics are 38 GP, 533 Att, 3,328 Yards, 6.2 Avg, 36 TDs, 49 Rec, 539 Yards, 3 TDs. In the third round of 2008 NFL Draft with the 73rd overall pick, Kansas City Chiefs selected Jamaal Charles.
Charles played for the Chiefs from 2008 to 2016 seasons. He was released from the Chiefs on February 28, 2017.
On May 2, 2017, he was picked up by Denver Broncos and a signed a one-year, $3.75 million contract with them. Next year on October 9, 2018, he signed with Jacksonville Jaguars. After only two games with the Jacksonville Jaguars of the 2018 season, he was released from the team on October 22, 2018.
Jamaal Charles announced on April 30, 2019, that he will be signing a one-day ceremonial contract with Kansas City Chiefs so that he could retire as a Chief. He has the highest career rushing average in NFL history that is 5.5.
Jamaal Charles: Awards, Nominations
While in high school, Jamaal Charles was a two-time first-team Class 5A All-State selection and 2005 Parade All-American. He was also awarded Willie Ray Smith Award twice in high school.
In his professional career, he received a bronze medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2003 World Youth Championships.
Jamaal Charles: Net Worth, Salary
Jamaal Charles’ net worth is estimated to be around $13 Million while his salary has not been estimated.
Jamaal Charles: Social Media
He is very active on social media and has official accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. He also has an official website- jamaalcharles25.com.
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