Chris Samuels Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 19,000,000
Real name Chris Samuels
Source of Wealth NFL career
Profession NFL player
Spouse/Partner Married to Monique Cox
Date of Birth Jul 28, 1977
Zodiac Leo
Age 45
Gender Male
Pronoun He/Him
Height 196 cm / 6 ft 5 inch
Nationality American
Siblings Two brothers, one of which is Lawrence Samuels

Biography

Chris Samuels is a former NFL offensive tackle. He played football both in college for the University of Alabama and professionally for the Washington Redskins (now Washington Football Team) for ten years.

Chris was the premier offensive tackle prospect in the 2000 NFL Draft. He was also a Pro Bowler six times.

Samuel made it in NFL history as the first Alabama offensive lineman selected in the first round of an NFL Draft and the first offensive tackle picked in the top 19 of the draft.

Chris Samuels’s net worth is estimated at $19 million. Most of his revenue comes from playing football and coaching.

Early life

Chris Samuels was born in Mobile, a town in Alabama, in 1977 [1] . His father, James Samuel, was a Vietnam War veteran. He was disabled during the war, so his mother was the only breadwinner in the family.

Samuels has two older brothers, one of which is Lawrence Samuels, an Arena Football League player, and coach.

He started playing football for fun, but soon realized he wanted to play professionally. He went to John Shaw High School and played offense and defense for the school football team.

Samuels’s impressive offensive skills helped him win a scholarship at the University of Alabama.

Chris Samuels’s college career

Chris played for the Alabama Crimson Tide team between 1996 to 1999 while he was attending college.

During his college football career, he won several honors and titles:

  • All-Southeastern Conference (SEC).
  • Consensus First-team All-American.
  • The Outland Trophy for the nation's best college interior lineman.
  • The Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the SEC's most outstanding blocker.

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Chris Samuels’s NFL career

He transferred from an amateur football player to a professional with the 2000 NFL Draft. He played for the Washington Football Team, previously Washington Redskins, from 2000 to 2009.

Besides being the premier offensive tackle prospect, Samuels was picked third overall by the Washington Redskins. This made him the first Alabama offensive lineman who was picked in the first round of an NFL Draft after Bob Cryder, former NFL offensive guard, who had the same honor in 1978.

He signed a rookie contract worth $12.5 million for the next seven years, including a $10 million signing bonus.

After signing with the Washington Redskins, he started playing as a left tackle [2] . The left tackle position was the most difficult because it requires great strength, speed, and size. Also, it’s the most important position because it protects the quarterback’s blind side.

Chris was one of the four offensive players who started the game in 2000, alongside Stephen Alexander, Jon Jansen, and Mark Fischer.

Chris won the Co-Offensive Rookie of the Month, but had to take a break from playing during the rest of the season because he injured his neck.

In 2001 and 2002, he was consecutively named to the Pro Bowl and was voted the Redskins Ed Block Courage Award winner of 2002.

After the Washington Redskins became the first team in history to win 5 games back-to-back, Samuels and Stephen Davis, the team’s running back, were featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated for the December 2001 issue.

In 2005, he was already considered Washington's offensive line leader. During the offseason, he signed a contract continuation worth $46.5 million for the next seven years, including a $16 million signing bonus.

Chris was steadily becoming the top player in the NFL, piling up achievements one year after another. From 2005 to 2008, Samuels was chosen for the Pro Bowl 4 times in a row, earning him the title of Team Captain of Washington’s line.

After taking a head-to-head impact during a game against the Carolina Panthers on the 11th of October, 2009, Samuels suffered temporary paralysis in his upper body. The injury was associated with spinal stenosis he was diagnosed with while he was a child.

For fear of long-term consequences, he retired from his career on March 4, 2010.

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Coaching career

After retiring from his playing career, Chris decided to become a coach.

In 2010, Samuels was assistant to Chris Foerster, the offensive line coach of the Redskins, in the NFL's Minority Coaching Fellowship.

In January 2012, Samuels started working as a student assistant coach at the University of Alabama while getting his degree to become a Physical Education Teacher.

He was offered a coaching position in many NFL teams but declined them. He wanted to work with high schoolers and help young athletes become professional NFL players.

Awards and achievements

Chris Samuels won multiple awards and achievements during his career:

  • Unanimous All-American (1999)
  • Outland Trophy (1999)
  • First-team All-SEC (1999)
  • Six times Pro Bowl (2001, 2002, 2005–2008)
  • 80 Greatest Redskins
  • Washington Commanders Ring of Fame
  • Alabama Sports Hall of Fame inductee (2016)
  • Redskins Ring of Fame inductee (2019).

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Personal life

Chris Samuels married Monique Cox, in 2012. The couple has three children Chase Omari Samuels, Milani Samuels, and Christopher Samuels II.

Monique appeared in four seasons of the reality show “The Real Housewives of Potomac”.

Chris and Monique were rumored to be separating after 10 years of marriage [3] . However, the couple denied all rumors and stated they were trying to fix the marriage and stay together [4] .

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Conclusion

Chris Samuels is a former NFL offensive tackle. Samuels was recognized as the first Alabama offensive lineman and the only offensive tackle to be selected in the first round of an NFL Draft.

He was the top offensive tackle prospect in the 2000 NFL Draft and was drafted third overall by the Washington Redskins.

Chris Samuels’s net worth is estimated at $19 million.

References

  1. Chris Samuels. (2022, September 11). Retrieved November 7, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Samuels 

  2. Football left tackle. (n.d.). Retrieved November 7, 2022, from https://www.rookieroad.com/football/positions/left-tackle/ 

  3. Wenger, S., Brody, L., & Quinn, D. (2022, October 16). 'rhop' alum Monique Samuels and husband Chris are separating after 10 years of marriage. Retrieved November 7, 2022, from https://people.com/tv/bravocon-2022-rhop-alum-monique-samuels-and-husband-chris-are-separating/ 

  4. Piñeiro, S. (2022, October 18). Monique Samuels, husband Chris trying to fix marriage, deny divorce rumors. Retrieved November 7, 2022, from https://pagesix.com/2022/10/17/rhop-star-monique-samuels-husband-trying-to-fix-marriage-deny-divorce/