A sportsman inspires lives of people, just the way Vincent Papale a former professional American football player did to make the 2006 blockbuster movie Invincible. Vincent is a retired person now, but his contribution in American football is immense. In his entire career, he played three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL and the next two seasons with Philadelphia Bell. At this moment he is the regional director of marketing and also a senior account executive for higher education at Salli Mae. Now, let’s take a close look at the net worth of Vincent Papale in 2018.
Early Life and Biography
Vincent was born on 9th February 1946 in Chester, Pennsylvania to the couple Francis J. Papale and Almira Saga Papale. Vince also has a sister Janice. In early childhood, he attended Interboro High School in Prospect Park where he played both football and basketball and developed a keen interest in sports. Later, Vince attended Saint Joseph University in Philadelphia through a scholarship in track and field. He also did an MS degree in marketing/ management science in the year 1968.
Vince married thrice in his life. The first marriage with Sharon took place around 1970, but they got divorced the following year. Next, he married Sandy Bianchini, but neither did this marriage continued for a long time. Later after retirement, he married Janet and has two children Vincent Jr and Gabriella.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After college Vince began playing for Aston Green Knights. Later he also served as a middle school business educator at Interboro High School, and simultaneously was a coach at junior varsity football team. In the year 1974, Vincent left the profession of teaching to join Philadelphia Bell, and as expected he got accepted in the main roster and played continuously for their next two sessions. In between his end of tenure with Philadelphia Bell and beginning a new session with the Eagles, Vince did few odd jobs like working at a bar etc.
At the age of 30, he joined the Philadelphia Eagles and soon positioned himself to be the oldest rookie in NFL’s history. Papale’s career outshined marvellously as his achievements were unstoppable, but a sudden shoulder injury ended his career in football. In the later years, he worked as a television and radio broadcaster, and also played the role of a mortgage banker. Currently, apart from being the director of marketing at Sallie Mae, he is also the secretary of NFL Alumni association Philadelphia chapter.
Talking about awards and recognitions, Vince became the Special Team Captain selected by his teammates at Philadelphia Eagles. He also won the man of the year award for his contribution in charity.
Net Worth & Earnings
In a long career span, Vince played with the two most popular football franchises of America, Philadelphia Bell and Eagle, and is now quite an affluent personality. Papale has a net worth of $2 million. He is still working as a marketing director, and so his total assets will increase in the future.
An inspiration behind the making of a movie, a passionate sportsman and a man of versatile nature Vince Papale will remain as an iconic star in real for the people. Even though he is retired and is working in a different field altogether yet his love and passion for sports is alive.