Richard Sherman Biography

Richard Sherman

Quick Facts About Richard Sherman

Celebrated Name Richard Sherman
Age 33 Years
Nick Name Optimus Prime
Birth Name Richard Kevin Sherman
Birth Date 1988-03-30
Gender Male
Profession Basketball Player
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Compton, California
Nationality American
Ethnicity American-African
Race Black
Mother Beverly Sherman
Father Kevin Sherman
Siblings 2; Branton Sherman, and Krystina Sherman
High School Dominguez High School
University Stanford University
Religion Christian
Horoscope Aries
Awards Steve Largent Award and more
Marital Status Married
Wife Ashley Moss
Married Date 28th March 2018
Children 2
Son Rayden Sherman
Daughter Avery
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $40 Million
Source of Wealth NFL Football Career
Height 6 ft 3 in or 1.90 m
Weight 93 KG or 205 lbs
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Type Athletic
Current Club Free Agent
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Richard Sherman is an American NFL footballer who is currently a free agent. His playing position is cornerback. He was drafted by the Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He made his professional regular-season debut in the Seattle Seahawks' season-opening 33–17 loss at the San Francisco 49ers. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl five times and voted All-Pro five times, including three times to the first team. On 10th March 2018, just a day after being released by the Seahawks, he agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers and he made his debut with the 49ers in week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings. He was officially released on February 17, 2021, by the 49ers. On 6th June 2014, he was announced as the cover athlete for Madden 15. He nicknamed himself Optimus Prime, an action intended to send out the message that he would shut down Detroit's wide receiver, Calvin Johnson, known by his nickname Megatron. 

Richard Sherman arrested on domestic violence charge

NFL cornerback Richard Sherman was arrested Wednesday (14th July 2021) in Washington state and faces a charge of burglary domestic violence after attempting to gain entry into his wife's parents' home, authorities said. Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe said during a news conference that an occupant called 911 early Wednesday morning informing police that Sherman was attempting to get inside. Lowe said he believed there was a "verbal altercation" between Sherman and occupants at the home. According to the AP, Sherman sustained minor cuts to his leg during the arrest as a result of the officer's deployment of a K9 to subdue him, he was treated at a hospital prior to being taken to jail. When police first confronted Sherman, the interaction was calm and he even joked with officers, Lowe said. But when officers told him he would be placed under arrest, Sherman began walking away and "accelerated his pace." "At that point in time that the officers made physical contact ... he resisted, an altercation occurred and subsequently a K-9 was deployed," Lowe said. He also said Sherman "smelled of intoxicant emanating from his mouth and person." He was booked at the King County Correctional Facility at about 6 a.m., records show. He was denied bail and remained in custody as of Wednesday afternoon. He was arrested and booked on a count of burglary domestic violence but has not yet been criminally charged. He will face a judge likely on Thursday afternoon. The NFL reportedly activated its emergency Domestic Violence protocols and opened an investigation into the matter to determine appropriate discipline for Sherman on July 14, 2021.

Famous For

  • Being an American football cornerback. 
  • Being one of the greatest cornerbacks in NFL history. 

Richard Sherman, American football cornerback

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Where is Richard Sherman from?

Richard Sherman was born on 30th March 1988. His place of birth is in Compton, California, the USA. His real name is Richard Kevin Sherman. He holds American nationality and his ethnic background is African-American. His race is black. About his parents, he was born to his mother, Beverly Sherman, and his father, Kevin Sherman. He spent his childhood alongside his two siblings; Branton Sherman, and Krystina Sherman. Aries is his Zodiac sign and he follows the Christianity religion. 

About his educational background, he went to Dominguez High School and graduated in 2006. As a senior in 2005, he accounted for 1,030 all-purpose yards, including 870 yards on 28 catches and three punt returns for touchdowns. He recorded 45 tackles, eight pass breakups, and one interception as a defensive back, and helped Dominguez to a CIF Southern Section Division III title with a 41–14 victory over Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High School in the championship game. He joined Stanford University where he played for the Stanford Cardinal football team from 2006 to 2010 as a wide receiver. In the 2006 season, he had 34 receptions for 581 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. He is a member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and graduated from Stanford University in 2010 with an undergraduate degree in communications. He began work towards his master's degree when he returned for a fifth year during his final year of eligibility. 

How was the Basketball Career of Richard Sherman?

  • Richard Sherman was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round (154th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft being the 25th cornerback drafted in 2011. 
  • The Seattle Seahawks signed Sherman to a four-year, $2.22 million contract that included a signing bonus of $182,424 on 22nd July 2011. 
  • He made his professional regular-season debut in the Seattle Seahawks' season-opening 33–17 loss at the San Francisco 49ers.
  • He made his first career interception off a pass by quarterback Andy Dalton, which was originally intended for wide receiver A. J. Green, in the third quarter.
  • He recorded a season-high six solo tackles, a pass deflection, and an interception in the Seahawks' 23–20 loss at the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1 on 1st January 2012. 
  • He finished his rookie season in 2011 with 55 combined tackles (47 solo), 14 pass deflections, four interceptions, and a forced fumble in 16 games and ten starts.
  • He started in the Seattle Seahawks' 2012 season-opener at the Arizona Cardinals and made four solo tackles, two pass deflections, and intercepted a pass by John Skelton in their 20–16 loss. Furthermore, he made three solo tackles, three pass deflections, and an interception during a 24–23 win against the New England Patriots on 14th October 2012. 
  • He made his first career sack during a 28–7 win against the New York Jets. 
  • He started all 16 games in 2012 and made 64 combined tackles (53 solo), a career-high 24 pass deflections, eight interceptions, a touchdown, and a sack.
  • On 29th September 2013, he made four solo tackles, two pass deflections, and returned an interception for a touchdown as the Seahawks defeated the Houston Texans 23–20 in a comeback victory. 
  • He finished the season with 48 combined tackles (38 solo), 16 pass deflections, eight interceptions, and a touchdown in 16 games and 16 starts. He received an overall grade of 87.8 from Pro Football Focus in 2013.

San Francisco 49ers released him on 17th February 2021

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  • On 2nd February 2014, he started in Super Bowl XLVIII where made three combined tackles and a pass deflection as the Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43–8. He held wide receiver, Eric Decker, to one reception for a total of six yards during the game. 
  • The Seattle Seahawks signed Sherman to a four-year, $56 million contract extension with $40 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $11 million on 7th May 2014 making him the highest-paid cornerback in league history.
  • He started all 16 games in 2014 and made 57 combined tackles (45 solo), eight passes defensed, and four interceptions. Pro Football Focus gave Sherman an overall grade of 89.9 in 2014.
  • On 1st February 2015, he started in Super Bowl XLIX and made three combined tackles as the Seahawks lost 28–24 to the New England Patriots. Additionally, he was also awarded NFC Defensive Player of the Year honors by the Kansas City Committee.
  • He started all 16 games in 2015 and recorded 50 combined tackles (33 solo), 14 pass deflections, and two interceptions. Pro Football Focus gave Sherman an overall grade of 86.7 in 2015.
  • He started his 2016 season as a cornerback. He recorded five combined tackles, deflected two passes, and intercepted two passes by Jets' quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick during a 27–17 victory at the New York Jets on 2nd October 2016. 
  • He started all 16 games in 2016 and made 58 combined tackles (38 solo), 13 pass deflections, and four interceptions.
  • After the season, it was revealed that Sherman was battling a sprained MCL in his right knee, an injury that hampered him during the second half of the year. 
  • He returned as the starting cornerbacks for the Seahawks in 2017 but was bothered by his Achilles, which he initially injured in Week 5 during a 16–10 win against the Los Angeles Rams. 
  • He finished the season with 35 combined tackles (25 solo), seven pass deflections, and two interceptions in ten games and ten starts. 
  • He was officially released by the Seahawks on 9th March 2018. 
  • He agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers on 10th March 2018 and then made his debut with the 49ers in week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings where he recorded 2 tackles and recovered a fumble forced by teammate Fred Warner on Dalvin Cook in the 24–16 loss.
  • He then played against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8, the Chicago Bears in Week 16, and finished his first season with the 49ers with 37 tackles, one sack, four passes defended, and a fumble recovery in 14 games played.
  • He intercepted a pass thrown by Jameis Winston and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown in the 31–17 win against Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1 which was his first interception and touchdown as a member of the 49ers. 
  • After then, he played against Cleveland Browns in Week 5, Carlina Panthers in Week 8, Seahawks, and was even voted on the AP 2nd Team All-Pro, his first All-Pro appearance since 2015 and fifth overall.
  • In the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers, he recorded 2 tackles and picked off Aaron Rodgers in the final two minutes of the game which sealed a 37–20 win and a trip to Super Bowl LIV. 
  • He was placed on injured reserve due to a calf strain on 16th September 2020 and was activated on 28th November 2020. 
  • He recorded his first interception of the season off a pass thrown by Jared Goff during the 23–20 win against Los Angeles Rams in Week 12.
  • Later, he was officially released on 17th February 2021. 

Awards and Achievements

  • Super Bowl champion (XLVIII)
  • 3× First-team All-Pro (2012–2014)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2015, 2019)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (2013–2016, 2019)
  • NFL interceptions leader (2013)
  • Steve Largent Award (2015)
  • NFL 2010s All-Decade Team

Who is Richard Sherman Wife?

Richard Sherman is a married man. He tied the knot to his beautiful longtime girlfriend, Ashley Moss. The couple got engaged in June 2015 and their wedding ceremony was held in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Canta on 28th March 2018. On 5th February 2015, his spouse, Ashley Moss gave birth to his first son, Rayden Sherman. The couple welcomed their second child, daughter Avery, on April 16, 2016. As of now, the happily married couple is enjoying their present life a lot without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. He owns homes in Yorba Linda, California, and Maple Valley, Washington.

Richard Sherman and his wife, Ashley Moss

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Richard Sherman also has his own charity called Blanket Coverage - The Richard Sherman Family Foundation. In 2013, Sherman started his charity to help children in low-income communities by providing them with school supplies and clothing. His foundation was formed to help children across the country achieve academic success. 

Wedding Picture of Richard Sherman and Ashley Moss

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What is the Net Worth of Richard Sherman?

Richard Sherman is an NFL football cornerback who has made huge earnings throughout his career. The estimated net worth of Sherman is $40 Million as of 2021 as per sources. His contract with the Seattle Seahawks, which he signed in 2014, was a $56 million contract, with $40 million guaranteed. Before joining the San Francisco 49ers, he signed a three-year contract worth $27 million including a $3,000,000 signing bonus, $7,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,050,000. He has been flooded with sponsored content and endorsements such as T-Mobile, Nike, Oberto, BODYARMOR, and Beats by Dre. He has earned more than $82 million in contract salaries alone as per Fanbuzz. He also has several real estate properties in the United States, including the ones in Yorba Linda and Maple Valley. He purchased the latter for $2.31 million in 2014 from Jamal Crawford, former NBA Sixth Man of the Year, who bought the home in 2006 for $3.231 million as per Bleacher Report. He is living a luxurious lifestyle and his major source of wealth comes from his NFL football career. Additionally, he owns a few of the very best luxury cars in the world. Previously he had an Audi and a BMW whereas he has got the lavish Lamborghini Aventador and Tesla. 

How tall is Richard Sherman?

Richard Sherman is a handsome man with an athletic body type. He has a standing height of 6 feet and 3 inches and his balanced weight consists of 205 lb or 93 KG. His hair color is black and his eye color is dark brown. Overall, he has got a healthy body with an amazing smile. His other body measurements is still to get unfold yet. 

Did You Know?

  • His real name is Richard Kevin Sherman.
  • As a senior in 2005, he accounted for 1,030 all-purpose yards, including 870 yards on 28 catches and three punt returns for touchdowns.
  • He was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round (154th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft being the 25th cornerback drafted in 2011.
  • He finished his rookie season in 2011 with 55 combined tackles (47 solo), 14 pass deflections, four interceptions, and a forced fumble in 16 games and ten starts.
  • The Seattle Seahawks signed Sherman to a four-year, $56 million contract extension with $40 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $11 million on 7th May 2014 making him the highest paid cornerback in league history.