Know About Derek Rivers; Patriots, Stats, Injury, Wife, Contract, Salary

Published Date: 23 Feb, 2019 Updated date: 23 Feb, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Derek River is one of the rising NFL players. Just like impressive playing stats, the soon-to-father is enjoying taking care of his wife who is about to deliver their first child within a couple of months.

American player, Derek Rivers plays for NFL team, New England Patriots. With only two seasons old with Patriots, Derek plays in a jersey number 95 in the defensive end. Along with him plays his teammate, Duron Harmon.

Derek Rivers Bio & Family

The NFL player was born on 9 May 1994 in Augusta, Maine, the United States. His parents, Mary Leinonen and John Rivers raised him and his younger sister, Alena Rivers. The family resided North Carolina when Derek was five months old. His father, John has always been supportive of his son’s career choice which comes as a motivation for him. The athlete stands at the height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) tall and weighs around 113 kg.

Speaking about his education, he went to Kinston High School in Kinston. Afterward, Derek got admission at Fork Union Military Academy for a year.

Career, Salary & Injury

The 24-year-old made a stupendous salary beyond $1.73M in the last two seasons since 2017. During the year, NFL team, New England Patriots picked him in the third round draft. After securing Derek in April 2017, Patriots signed him on a four-year contract worth $3,304,896 on 8 June 2017. In his signing contract, he got a salary of $802,896 including the signing bonus.

Derek Rivers photographed in his Patriots skit in 2018 (Picture: Boston globe)

Earlier, Derek spent three years playing for Youngstown State between 2013 to 2016. His college playing stats stands with 41 career sacks with 14 during his senior year. In the same time, his team got defeat against James Madison University by 24-14. However, his college career stats include 56.5 tackles for loss, 47 QB hurries, and 119 solo tackles.

Derek Announces Baby Arrival With Wife Of Two Years

The Defensive back is a soon-to-be father, and the player can’t contain his excitement. He made a public post sharing a picture of his wife, Lauren River, and their anticipation of welcoming their bundle of joy in a few months from now. In the post, he wrote,

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭127:3-5‬ ‭NLT‬‬
To God be the Glory it’s all him! God is Great! Extremely blessed to experience this new chapter of life with you Babe, I love you so much! Can’t wait to meet the new warrior of Christ that God is Growing ??????

Derek Rivers baby announcement with wife, Lauren Rivers on 6 November 2018 (Picture: Derek’s Instagram)

Apart from that, Derek and Lauren were in a relationship since early 2014. Three years later, the lovely duo went to tie the knot on 22 July 2017.

Some Interesting Facts About Derek Rivers

  • After the mid-2017 injury, his NFL debut came in Week 3 of the 2018 season, against the Detroit Lions.
  • During his college career, he became three-time 1st Team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference athelete.
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