Jamaal Charles - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 10, 2022

Jamaal Charles
Profession: Former American footballer
Best Known For: Kansas City Chiefs (football team)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $13 million

Personal Details

Born on : December 27, 1986 (age 37)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jamaal RaShaad Jones Charles
Birth Place: Port Arthur, Texas, USA
Horoscope: Capricorn
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: Sharon Denise (Miller)
Siblings: N/A
High School: Memorial High School
University: University of Texas
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: June 2, 2012
Wife's Name: Whitney Golden
Children: 3

Makenzie Charles (daughter)
Makaila Charles (daughter)
Isaiah Jamaal Charles (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.80 meter (5 feet 11 inch)
Weight: 91 kg (200.62 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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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.

Source: Jamaal Charles (Jamaal Charles played for his college team)

Jamaal Charles – Age, Parents, Siblings

Jamaal Charles was born on December 27, 1986, in Port Arthur, Texas, USA. He was born Jamaal RaShaad Jones Charles to single mother Sharon Denise (Miller) but the name and details of his father are 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."

Education, Ethnicity

Charles was educated at 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.

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Source: Instagram (The Charles family in March 2022)

Jamaal Charles – Career

He played for the University of Texas college football team from the 2005 season to the 2007 season. With the team, he played against Louisiana-Lafayette, Oklahoma Sooners, USC Trojans, Rice Owls, Iowa Hawkeyes,  Arkansas State Indians,  Red River Shootout, and 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 the 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 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 which is 5.5.

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Source: The Japan Times (Jamaal Charles)

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 – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

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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