Adam Vinatieri is an American footballer, more specifically a placekicker who has a net worth of $25 million and earned a salary of $49 million in the 2019 NFL season.
Drafting as a free agent, Adam Vinatieri played for the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts. In total, Adam played five Super Bowls and won four of these playing for the Patriots, and the rest he won playing for the Indianapolis Colts in 2006. However, he is considered the all-time leading scorer in the NFL’s history.
In 2015, considering the 96th season of the NFL, Adam Vinatieri ranked 98th in the NFL Network’s top 100 list, more importantly, the first kicker to place in this list. Besides, in this year, scoring 1000 points, he became the first player to score like that and embellished as the Colts’ all-time leading scorer.
Adam Vinatieri: At a Glance
|Full Name||Adam Matthew Vinatieri|
|Date of Birth||28 December 1972|
|Birth Place||Yankton, South Dakota, United States|
|Height||6ft 0in (1.83m)|
|Spouse||Valeri Vinatieri (m. 2001)|
|Children||2; AJ Vinatieri & Allison Vinatieri|
|Profession||American Football Placekicker|
|Net Worth||$25 million|
Adam Vinatieri was born in Yankton, a city in South Dakota, United States, on 28 December 1972. He is the second sibling of the Paul Vinatieri and Judy M couple. Adam Vinatieri is of German and English descent.
Due to learning disabilities, Adam suffered a lot to enroll in classes in his childhood. However, he went to Central High School located in Rapid City, where he was a football, wrestling, and soccer letterman. In high school, Adam Vinatieri played as a quarterback and middle linebacker.
Before starting his collegiate football career, Adam Vinatieri attended the United States Military Academy though it lasted for two weeks. Later, he admitted himself to the South Dakota State University and played as a placekicker in the collegiate career.
In 1996, Adam joined New England Patriots, where he played as a placekicker. For the Patriots, Adam played Four Super Bowls and won three of these.
With a $3.5 million signing bonus, Adam Vinatieri deal with Indianapolis Colts for five years. He won the fourth Super Bowl playing for the Colts in 2006. This Number Four Jersey holder has set numerous records in NFL history so far.
In Media, Adam Vinatieri is well-known as Mr. Clutch, Automatic Adam, Iceman, and so on for his performance. Apart from football, Adam appeared on the television screen as a guest in NBC Sunday Night Football, ESPN Sunday Night Football, and NFL Monday Night Football. Besides, he appeared in the American television sitcom Parks and Recreation.
This 6ft giant footballer earns $4.16 million a year. He accumulated most of his wealth through his NFL career. However, his monthly salary is over $345k and weekly $78.43k.
Adam Vinatieri signed with Indianapolis Colts for $3.8 million with a $2 million signing bonus and $2 million guaranteed. However, he earned an average of $3875000 per year throughout his career.
Adam Vinatieri is now a free agent. However, he is still the focus of the Indianapolis Colts.
No, Adam Vinatieri did not retire from the National Football League. The Indianapolis Colts is still holding this kicker.