Aaron Donald is an NFL player for the St. Louis Rams. His position is a defensive tackle. So far he has 441 tackles, 98 sacks, 23 forced fumbles, 6 fumble recoveries and 16 pass deflections. He also has a record for a 40-yard dash in the NFL draft, previously set by Tank Johnson.
Aaron Donald was born on May 23, 1991 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America. His parents’ names are Anita Goggins and Archie Donald. He has not shared any details about his siblings with the media. At the age of 12, his father was training since he was a lazy kid. Aaron went to Penn Hills High School, where he studied and played soccer. He later received college scholarship offers from Toledo, Akron, and Rutgers. He chose the University of Pittsburgh.
Aaron Donald’s career
Aaron began his football career in his high school, where he used to play as an offensive guard. He later played in college and had a total of 179 tackles, 66 for losses and 29.5 sacks. He has been honored with many awards such as the Lombardi Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Trophy and Outland Trophy. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the first round with the 13th overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. He made his regular-season debut on September 7, 2014 against the Minnesota Vikings. He also played games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the San Francisco 49ers and many more.
In 2015 he played a variety of games against the Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions and other teams where he started as a defensive tackle. He was seen in 16 games and had a 69 tackle tally, 11 sacks, one pass defended and a fumble career. Over the next year, he played games against the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, and other teams.
In 2017, he made his season debut against the Washington Redskins, recording two tackles after taking advantage of the fifth-year contract extension. He played games against the Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts and other teams.
In 2018, he signed another 6-year contract extension with the Rams. He has played various games against the Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, and other teams. Along with him, he was also honored with NFC Defensive Player of the Week, NFL Top 100 Players of 2019, and others.
He played against different teams in 2019, 2020 and 2021. He has been seen against the Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys and other teams.
In 2016, he was kicked out for illegally signing a contract with the umpire during the San Francisco 49ers’ Monday Night Football game. He was later fined a total of $21,269 for unnecessary rudeness and unsportsmanlike conduct. On October 21, 2016, he was again fined $18,231 for unsportsmanlike conduct after committing a penalty during a game.
In 2017, after a contract extension, he did not report for the training camp and the pre-season due to an extension dispute. His fines accumulated to $1.4 million due to his failure to attend every game. In 2021, he was again fined $10,300 for his rude behavior in a match against Green Bay Packers, in which he choked offensive lineman Lucas Patrick.
Aaron Donald’s biography
|Real name||Aaron Charles Donald|
|date of birth||May 23, 1991|
|Age (as of 2022)||30 years|
|place of birth||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|height||in feet inches – 6′ 1” – in centimeters – 185 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 127kg – in pounds – 280 pounds|
|shoe size||12 (USA)|
|eye color||dark brown|
|school||Penn Hills High School|
|University||University of Pittsburgh|
|Who is his girlfriend/fiancee?||Erica Scherman|
|children||Two (Jaeda Donald, Archie Jr Donald)|
Aaron Donald is engaged to Erica Sherman, who is also his marketing manager. Erica has previously worked with the Los Angeles Ram and is Vice President of Athlete Partnerships for Game 1. The couple enjoy spending time together and away from the spotlight.
Aaron Donald’s net worth
Aaron Donald has earned a lot in his footballing career. In 2014, he signed a 4-year, $10.13 million rookie deal, including a $5.69 million signing bonus. Later in 2018, he signed a sixth-year contract extension valued at $135 million with $87 million guaranteed. According to sources, his net worth was estimated at around $60 million.
Facts About Aaron Donald
- He grew up in a Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar neighborhood.
- As a senior in high school, he had a combined score of 63 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks.
- He received a degree in communications from the University of Pittsburgh.
- In 2015, his players ranked him #14 on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.
- He finished his 2017 season with 41 tackles, 11 sacks and a career-high five forced fumbles.
- He was selected to the Pro Bowl eight times from 2014 to 2021.