Willie Snead

Name: Willie Snead ( Willie Snead IV )
Born: October 17, 1992
Age: 30 years old
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inches
Occupation: football player
Relationship Status: engaged
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  • Horoscope: Libra
  • Net worth: $1 500 000
  • Nationality: American
  • Fathers name: Willie Snead III
  • Mothers name: Sofia Snead
  • Weight: 88.0
  • Eye color: Hazel
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    Willie Snead: biography

    Willie Snead is an American football star. He plays as a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League.

    Childhood and youth

    Willie Lee Snead IV was born on October 17, 1992, in Winter Park, Florida. He has two younger brothers, Taylor and Isaiah. His mom's name is Sofia. His dad, Willie Snead III, is a football trainer and coach. He began to teach his son to play football when the latter was 4 years old.

    Football career

    His career has been a rollercoaster. Despite impressive stats, he failed to get a college scholarship because he was playing in a team of a low-profile school. He entered a university but decided to take a year off from getting higher education because his girlfriend was expecting a baby. Scouts didn't appreciate that decision and refused to hire him.

    Willie Snead
    Willie Snead / Instagram

    Soon after Willie came back to sports, he had a drunk driving accident and was suspended from NFL. He crashed into a parked car and failed a breathalyzer test. Then, he had a hamstring injury and toe surgery which prevented him from playing. He managed to overcome all these hardships and become a true star.

    Cleveland Browns

    In 2014, Snead signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns. He became an undrafted free agent. He left the same year.

    Carolina Panthers

    In Autumn 2014, he joined the Carolina Panthers. In a couple of months, he left.

    New Orleans Saints

    Willie began to play for the New Orleans Saints at the end of 2014. The next year, he debuted in the regular season.

    In 2016, the right time came to showcase his talent. Pro Football Focus ranked him the 5th slot receiver. He landed the 18th position in the rating of NFL wide receivers thanks to his nearly 70% catch rate.

    Baltimore Ravens

    In 2018, the Baltimore Ravens approached Snead with a contract worth $10.4 million. His previous team had a right to match the offer in 5 days but they didn't. Willie signed with the new team for two years. According to the terms of the final version of his contract, he got $7 million, including $3 million guaranteed and a $2-million-worth signing bonus. Before this agreement expired, the sportsman signed a 1-year extension for the 2020 season and was paid $6 million.

    Las Vegas Raiders

    Snead stayed with Las Vegas Raiders for half a year in 2021. His contract was $1.1 million worth.

    Carolina Panthers

    He began to play for this team in 2021. He left in around a year when his contract came to an end.

    San Francisco 49ers

    He signed with this team in 2022. In October, he was released. Snead received a promotion to active roster on October 3, 2022.

    Personal life

    In 2020, the star proposed to his future wife Chanelle, who's also known as Nelly. It happened at a Frozen-themed birthday party. The couple has 2 kids.

    Willie Snead with Chanelle
    Willie Snead with Chanelle / Facebook

    Awards

    • Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist
    • All-MAC First Team Offense
    • Honorable Mention WR All-American by Sports Illustrated

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