The NFL talent Duron Harmon began his career in 2013 after getting drafted by the New England Patriots. Duron, who plays in the safety position has won multiple SuperBowl titles with the Patriots.
Duron Harmon Bio: Age, Parents, Height, Weight
The NFL talent, age 28, was born as Duron Harmon on 24 January 1991 to parents, Derik Harmon and Dawn Harmon in Magnolia, Kent County, an American States of Delaware. He earned his primary education from Caesar Rodney High School where he played high school football for the Caesar Rodney Riders.
Duron, who has two sisters, went to Rutgers University and played for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team from 2009 to 2012. Standing at the height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm), he weighs 93 kg (205 lb).
NFL Career, Contract
After playing for Rutgers, he was selected by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft with the 91st overall pick. He signed a 4-year contract with the Patriots worth $2.711 million that included a $533,600 signing bonus. He was named as the Patriot’s backup strong safety before the 2013 regular season started.
Duron debuted for the Patriots in the team’s Week 2 match against the New York Jets and he recorded one tackle in the game 2 matchup against the Jets over their 13-10 victory.
In the divisional round of the 2014 playoffs, he intercepted Joe Flacco‘s pass with less than two minutes remaining in the game which led Patriots to hold onto a 35–31 win over the Baltimore Ravens. He later stated that it was the biggest pick of his life.
Duron Harmon intercepts a pass by Baltimore Ravens in January 2015 (Picture: Columbian)
Duron re-signed with the New England Patriots as an unrestricted free agent on 10 March 2017 where he recorded 23 tackles and career-highs of 7 pass deflections and 4 interceptions in that season.
He had the impressive stats in the 2018 season with 38 combined tackles (32 solos), 4 pass deflections, 4 interceptions, and one fumble recovery. As of 2019 season, he recorded his first interception of the season off Daniel Jones and returned it for 27 yards in the 35-14 win over the New York Giants in Matchweek 6.
Salary, Net Worth
With the remarkable NFL career, Duron is making big money that leads to an impressive amount of net worth. He resigned with the Patriots in 2017 with another contract worth $17,000,000, including a $5,000,000 signing bonus, $6,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,250,000.
He earned a base salary of $2,500,000 and a roster bonus of $750,000 while carrying a cap hit of $4,500,000 and a dead cap value of $2,500,000 in 2019. Likewise, the superstar player is set to earn a base salary of $3,500,000 in 2020.
Duron Harmon’s Wife; Married College Sweetheart, Children
Duron Harmon is currently married to Christine Melissa (née Sanchez). They exchanged their wedding vows on 27t May 2016.
The couple, who started dating since they were in high school, welcomed their first child as a son named Christopher on 22 June 2017. Their second son, Dallas Daniel Harmon was born on 5t November 2015 and third son in late November 2018.
Duron Harmon often takes his wife and children on his NFL games. (Picture: Christine’s Instagram)
His wife Christine serves as the founder and chief consultant at ChrisFête Events, an event management company based in Massachusetts. Not only the events, but Christine has also been decorating Duron’s life as well.
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Some Interesting Facts About Duron Harmon
- In 2008, Duron sneaked in his wife’s college dorm on her birthday and got caught. He had to find a random hotel to sleep that night.
- He asked Christine to be his girlfriend on 11th June 2008, which he regards as the best decision of his life.
- On 24 March 2018, Duron was caught possessing marijuana while landing at Costa Rica. He was detained and denied entry, being sent back to the United States after marijuana and paraphernalia were found in his luggage.