Know About Emmanuel Sanders; Age, Injury, Stats, Contract, Wife, Trade

Emmanuel-Sanders
Published Date: 23 Oct, 2019 Updated date: 23 Oct, 2019

Emmanuel Sanders is a popular name in the National Football League who breaks into the news following a recent trade to the San Francisco 49ers. Before that, he played for Denver Broncos.

Emmanuel Sanders has earned quite a professional reputation in NFL since entering the big stage via the 2010 draft. Besides, he owns a perfectly-balanced off-field life with the immense love and support of his wife.

Emmanuel Sanders Bio; Age, Height

The 32-years-of-age wide receiver was born as Emmanuel Niamiah Sanders on 17 March 1987 in Bellville, Texas, the United States. Speaking about his family, his mother, Stephanie Sanders, passed away at the age of 41 in 2011. Emmanuel shares a sibling bond with his two younger sisters.

Standing tall at the height of 5 feet and 11 inches (1.8 meters), Emmanuel joined Bellville High School in his hometown. There, he initiated his amateur football career. Eventually, he attended Southern Methodist University and polished his early football career.

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Career Stats, Contract

The player’s journey to the National Football League was set after the Pittsburgh Steelers selected him in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Subsequently, he penned a three-year, $1.80 million contract with the team on 15 June 2010, which included a signing bonus of $586,000.

Emmanuel made his professional regular-season debut in the Steelers’ 15-9 season-opening victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Though his stay at the Steelers was timely affected by a lot of injuries, Emmanuel recorded great stats with the team. Later on 15 March 2014, he made his move to the Denver Broncos, after penning a three-year, $15 million deal that included $6 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $3 million.

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Catch Emmanuel Sanders’ NFL career stats (Picture: Pro Football Reference)

Eventually, Emmanuel extended his stay at the Broncos by signing another three-year contract that was worth $33 million with $20 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $10.75 million on 7 September 2016. He was traded to the San Francisco 49ers on 22 October 2019.

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Emmanuel Sanders’ Wife, Kids

The popular NFL star is a married man! He shares a blissful romantic journey with his wife of around six years, Gabriella Waheed. Emmanuel decided to tie the wedding knot with his long-time girlfriend in 2013.

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Emmanuel Sanders with his wife Gabriella Waheed on 1 October 2019 (Picture: Emmanuel’s Instagram)

Together, the couple shares two beautiful kids. They welcomed a baby boy named Princeton Emmanuel Sanders in 2014. Two years later, the pair was blessed with another child named Zoie. Emmanuel and Gabriella became a topic of discussion on social platforms after the latter filed for divorce from Emmanuel on grounds of infidelity in 2017. However, the couple seems to be close and happy with one another up until now.

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Some Interesting Facts About Emmanuel Sanders

  • He decided to join Southern Methodist University over scholarship from TCU, Kansas, Baylor, and Houston.
  • Emmanuel was awarded All-Conference honors for his final two seasons in college.
  • His NFL career highlights include Super Bowl championship (50) and 2 X Pro Bowl (2014 and 2016).
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