American football placekicker Mike Nugent’s current team is the New England Patriots. The NFL prodigy is the recipient of the 2002 BCS National Championship and 2004 Lou Groza Award honor.
Mike Nugent Bio & Family
The player was born on 2 March 1982 in Centerville, Ohio to parents, late Daniel and Carolyn Nugent. His father passed away back in 2014. He went to Centerville High School and played kicker and quarterback on the Elks football team. From then, Mike attended Ohio State University to play from 2001 until 2004.
Mike stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighs around 86 kg.
Career & Net Worth
The 37-year-old has a net worth of $5 million from a professional career since 2005. After three impeccable years at Ohio, he got the fortune to be in the 2005 NFL draft with the New York Jets. Four years later, he signed a year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on 4 March 2009 but was released by the team on 5 October 2009. He then went to the Arizona Cardinals on 16 December 2009 but got waived by the team on 2 January 2010.
Mike Nugent playing stats (Picture: NFL)
The Cincinnati Bengals signed him on 23 April 2010 until 2016. He switched to three different teams including the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears in 2017 season. A year later, the Oakland Raiders offered him a lucrative salary on 4 August 2018. However, for now, he is associated with the Patriots from 3 October 2019. His yearly salary with Patriots is calculated to be $1,015,000.
Who Is Mike’s Wife?
Besides playing with many NFL teams, Mike cherishes a great marital life. He and his wife Emily Cunningham after knowing each other for a while decided to walk the wedding aisle on 31 May 2012. The wedding reception was organized at the Omni shore house and they went to Hawaii for their honeymoon.
Almost five years later, they welcomed their first child as a daughter on 25 January 2017.
Mike Nugent with wife Emily welcoming their daughter in late January 2017 (Picture: Fabwags)
His wife has always been supportive of him. She even helped him to come out of family misery when his father passed away five years ago.
Some Interesting Facts About Mike Nugent
- During his high school, he was a teammate of linebacker A. J. Hawk on the school’s football team.
- Mike was a senior kicker in high school. He converted five out of seven field-goal attempts of greater than fifty yards around 24 of 27 altogether.
- At his college, he played for coach Jim Tressel‘s Ohio State Buckeyes football team.
- His college states were 72 of 88 field-goal attempts and 140 of 143 extra-point.
- He is the 2004 recipient of the Lou Groza Award.