Aaron Donald Biography
Aaron Donald is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). Aaron Donald is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Pittsburgh, where he received unanimous All-American honors and was selected by the Rams in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
He is regarded as one of the greatest defensive players of all time, he has received a record three Defensive Player of the Year Awards, Pro Bowl selections in all eight of his seasons, and seven first-team All-Pro honors.
Aaron Donald Age
Aaron Donald was born on 23rd May 23, 1991 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Aaron Donald Height
Aaron Stand at a height of 6 feet and 1 inches tall.
Aaron Donald Weight
Aaron weighs: 280 lb (127 kg)
Aaron Donald Ethnicity
He is of Black ethnicity.
Aaron Donald Education
He went to Penn Hills High School and later on University of Pittsburgh.
Aaron Donald Nationality
Aaron is an American Nationality.
Aaron Donald Parents
Aaron was born to Anita Goggins(mother) and Archie Donald(father).
Aaron Donald Siblings
He has two siblings; Archie Donald Jr(brother). and Akita(sister), Akita is a very successful woman. Along with her profession as a mental health specialist, she is also helping Aaron Donald with his charity foundation.
Aaron Donald Wife
Donald is married to his wife, Erica Donald. Erica and Aaron have kept their relationship quiet since meeting when Erica began working for the Rams. The two got engaged on Erica’s birthday and parent a blended family that includes their son and Aaron’s two children from a previous relationship.
Erica began working for the Rams in 2015 in St. Louis, before the team moved back to L.A. in community affairs and player involvement. Aaron began playing for the Rams in 2014. According to her LinkedIn, Erica worked as vice president of player partnerships for game1, a content studio focused on the intersection of sports and Hollywood, in 2020.
She describes herself as a “boss lady” in her Instagram bio and is currently an executive at Kanye West’s sports marketing agency Donda Sports, with whom Aaron signed in May 2022. She is also in charge of her husband’s marketing strategy.
Per her LinkedIn, Erica earned a bachelor of arts in mass communication and public relations at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As a student, she held a leadership position within the Delta Sigma Theta sorority and was president of the student activities board.
Aaron proposed to Erica twice — once without a ring and again with a ring. “He proposed to me the first time after four months of dating,” Erica told People (the TV Show!), saying he popped the question on vacation but didn’t have a ring. “The second time he did it, it was my birthday,” she said, before showing host Lilliana Vazquez one of the three bands he gave her that day.
Erica has also supported Aaron’s career milestones. After the Rams won Super Bowl 2022, she posted a series of photos from their post-game celebration. “Congrats on achieving greatness in your career because you have surpassed it in your personal life,” she wrote. “What a journey it has been to watch you not only get back to the Super Bowl but win it. You kept your promise and we appreciate the sacrifices you’ve made and continue to make for your family. You are a true testament to the fact that hard work pays off. You couldn’t write this story any better. I love you forever! We got your back always. Mr. World Champion! This is not the end.”
Aaron Donald Children
Aaron has three children; Erica is a stepmom to Aaron’s kids from a previous relationship, Jaeda and Aaron Jr. The couple welcomed their first son together, Aaric, in September 2021. She announced her pregnancy on Instagram on May 23, 2021 Aaron’s 30th birthday. “Thankful you were given life 30 years ago today and blessed to create another with you,” she wrote. Aaric’s name is a combination of Aaron’s and Erica’s names.
Aaron Donald National Football League (NFL)
Donald set the record for fastest 40-yard dash time for a defensive tackle with a 4.68. The record was previously held by Tank Johnson, who ran a 4.69 in 2004. He drew comparisons to John Randle afterwards. Donald was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the first round with the 13th overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Donald signed a six-year, $135 million contract extension with $87 million guaranteed. The deal made him the highest paid defensive player in NFL history, until Khalil Mack signed a $141 million contract with the Chicago Bears the next day after being traded from the Oakland Raiders.
Donald recorded his first sack of the season on Baker Mayfield in the 20–13 road victory. However, six days after the game, he was fined $21,056 for a roughing the passer hit on Mayfield.
Donald was selected for the 2021 Pro Bowl. He earned First Team All-Pro honors. In the Wild Card Round of the playoffs against the Seattle Seahawks, Donald sacked Russell Wilson twice during the 30–20 win. On February 6, 2021, Donald was named 2020 NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the third time in four years. He was ranked second by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2021.
He earned NFC Defensive Player of the Month for December. Donald earned a Pro Bowl nomination and First Team All-Pro honors. Similar to what happened in Week 12, Donald choked D. J. Humphries in the Wild Card Round against the Cardinals and threw a punch.
Rams announced on 7th June, 2022 that they had re-negotiated Donald’s existing contract extension that was signed in 2018. The deal, which added $40 million over the last three years of the original six-year, $135 million deal, makes Donald the first non-quarterback to average more than $30 million per season.
Aaron Donald Residence
Aaron lives with Erica and their son Aaric in Southern California. In April 2022, ESPN reported that the Donalds moved into a new home in the San Fernando Valley area of L.A. However, Aaron’s two older children, Jaeda and Aaron Jr., live in Pittsburgh. The distance has caused Aaron to contemplate retiring, especially since Jaeda started school and had less time to visit her dad.
Aaron Donald Retire
Aaron was determined to retire, and one action by the defensive tackle showed that during the NFL offseason, specifically on 9th May 2022. According to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Insider, the player’s manager even sent a letter to the Los Angeles Rams informing them of his decision to retire.
Following this, the two sides negotiated a large contract adjustment for Donald to stay with the defending Super Bowl champions. The pending contract had three years remaining on its original six-year extension, worth $136 million. However, Donald was looking for more, and he got it
A historic deal was struck on June 6 with a significant salary increase of about $40 million without adding new years – that made him the highest paid non-quarterback in NFL history. In total, it will be $95 million through 2024.
Aaron Donald Position
He is a a defensive tackle, a position in American football that will typically line up on the line of scrimmage, opposite one of the offensive guards, however he may also line up opposite one of the tackles. Defensive tackles are typically the largest and strongest of the defensive players
Aaron Donald Sacks
Donald hit 100 sacks in just 130 career games, making him the fastest defensive tackle in NFL history to reach 100 in his career. Randle had 137.5 sacks in 219 career games, and Donald could very easily surpass Randle’s total if he continues to play for two-plus more years.
Aaron Donald SuperBowl
Donald had two sacks and three quarterback hits in Super Bowl LVI against the Cincinnati Bengals, , including the game-sealing pressure play on fourth-and-1 with less than a minute remaining that resulted in an incompletion and the 23–20 win. He was ranked second by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2022.
Aaron Donald Salary
He signed a three-year, $95 million contract extension with the Rams in 2022 that will pay him an average of $31.66 million a season. Donald is the highest-paid interior defensive lineman in the NFL.
Aaron Donald Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be USD 60 million.
Aaron Donald Instagram
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