Antonio Cromartie is a former American footballer. His position was a cornerback. He sets the records for the longest play in NFL history. He has played for several league teams like New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals. Here are the complete details about the career, biography and the net worth of Antonio Cromartie in 2020.
Early Life & Biography:
Antonio was born in May, Tallahassee, Florida, the United States. His date of birth is May 17, 1984. His mother’s name is Cassandra Gardner. She supported him and encouraged him in pursuing his career. Antonio did his schooling from Tallahassee’s Lincoln High School. He was a versatile player in his school and performed so well during his early career that he earned USA Today Defensive Player of the Year in 2002. The man also participated in track and field events and was ranked third in the 100-meters hurdles. Being a multi-talented player, he cleared 14.3 meters in the triple jump.
Antonio Cromartie is married to Terricka Cason. She starred in the Candy Girls an American reality television series premiered in March 2009. The couple married on November 10, 2008. Antonio is grateful to his wife. He often stated that Terricka has helped him to become a better person in life. He credits his achievements to his wife and thankful for her support in grooming his career.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Antonio started his career in 2006 playing for San Diego Chargers in 2006 NFL Draft. He signed a 5-year contract of $13.5 million with San Diego Chargers in July 2006. He was seen playing from the cornerback position. Cromartie set the record for the longest play in NFL history by returning a missed field goal 109 yards for a touchdown in 2007. He was traded to New York Jets in 2010 in 2011 NFL Draft. He completed the regular season with three interceptions, broke up 18 passes and gave up seven touchdowns.
Cromartie became the number one cornerback in the 2012 season. He performed exceptionally well during this season. He finished the year with three interceptions, defending 13 passes and 30 tackles during the season. Due to his stellar performance, he got the opportunity to attend Pro Bowl for the 2nd time in his career. After that, he signed a contract to play with Arizona Cardinals in 2014. He again played for New York Jets in 2016. He signed his final contract as a player for Indianapolis Colts in 2016.
Net Worth & Earnings:
How much wealth will a footballer have who has played for many football leagues? Over the course of his career, he has established himself as one of the successful players at the cornerback position in the American football. In doing so, he has been successful enough to make a net worth of over $12 million. There has been a steep decline in his wealth over the past few years after taking retirement from the football league. Much of his earning goes for the child support. The footballer has 14 children.
The American football community will always remember him for his contribution. He used to be a crucial player for his team at a cornerback position. However, after his retirement, he is thinking of completing his degree and become a certified professional football coach.