Antonio Brown is a professional American football wide receiver. He has held his passion and love for the game ever since he was a kid. Throughout his career in NFL, he has played for Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots. He is currently a free agent.
How old is Antonio Brown? Antonio Tavaris was born on July 10, 1988, to retired Arena Football League star Eddie Brown and Adrianne Moss. Antonio Brown age is currently 31 years.
He was raised in Miami, Florida with his younger brother, Desmond Brown. His father, Mr. Eddie Brown, played for the Firebirds his entire career and was named the Greatest Footballer of All Time in 2006.
Antonio has established a successful career in football even though he regrets not receiving much guidance from his father when growing up.
- Name: Antonio Tavaris Brown
- Date of birth: July 10, 1988
- Place of birth: Miami, Florida, United States
- Nickname: Ronald Ocean
- Nationality: American
- Profession: American football player
- League: National Football League (NFL)
- Net worth: $30 million
- Parents: Eddie Brown and Adrianne Moss
- Height: 178cm (5 ft 10 inches)
- Weight: 185 lbs(84kgs)
- Sibling: Desmond Brown (brother)
- Children: Antonio Jr, Autonomy, Atanyiah, Ali, Apollo
- Zodiac sign: Cancer
The footballer did not have an easy time growing up. Although he was born to an American football legend, he lived without a guardian most of his teenage years.
Eight-year-old Antonio spent hours running on the Firebirds field with his father and got to learn a few tricks of the game. His parents separated and his mother remarried.
Antonio did not get along with his stepfather, and when he was 16 years old, he left home for six months. During this period, he slept at his friends' and classmates' couches.
He grew up in the Miami community that was characterized by dangerous gangs and violence.
The footballer attended Miami Norland High School where he actively participated in football and track. He was among the best players and played running back, quarterback, wide receiver and punt returner.
His excellent playing skills made him the Athlete of the Year (2005). While doing track and field games, he led his team in capturing a state title in 41.50 seconds.
After high school, he enrolled at Carolina Tech Prep where he passed 1247 yards and 11 touchdowns while playing quarterback.
He was awarded a scholarship at Florida International University while undertaking his prep classes. He, however, was expelled before the kick-off of the football season due to disputes.
He enrolled at the University of Michigan after recommendations on his superb football skills from his former coach.
He played 14 games and had 102 receptions for 1003 yards and 6 touchdowns in his freshman season. As a wide receiver in the college, he won the Mid American Conference Freshman of the Year award (2007).
Professional career timeline
Here is a breakdown of the footballer's career timeline in American football.
Pittsburgh Steelers (2010-2018)
Antonio signed a three-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on June 15, 2010, for $1.28 million. In 2011, he marked his first season game by catching 5 passes for 109 yards while playing against Baltimore Ravens.
Due to his efforts, he was selected as a punt returner for the 2012 Pro Bowl and became the first player to have more than 1000 yards receiving and returning in one year in NFL history.
He continued posting higher receptions, and in 2017, he was ranked fourth in the list of NFL Top 100 Players of 2017. He continued to play with the Steelers by signing an extension contract worth $68 million with a $17 million annual price tag.
In the same year, he was named first-team All-Pro in his sixth Pro Bowl that year. In 2018, he was ranked among the best NFL players according to the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018 list.
Oakland Raiders (2019)
On March 13, 2019, the footballer was officially traded to Oakland Raiders. He did not attend several games due to his foot injuries.
He later parted ways with the Oakland Raiders on September 7, 2019, before he ever played a game for the team.
New England Patriots (2019)
Immediately after leaving Oakland Raiders, Antonio joined the New England Patriots with a one year contract worth $15 million and a $9 million signing bonus.
He was released on September 20 after allegations of sexual misconduct. The woman accused him of sending intimidating text messages to her.
Antonio Brown career stats
The wide receiver has earned impressive career stats while playing in the NFL. As of 2020, his career stats are:
- Receptions: 841
- Yards: 11,263
- Touchdowns: 75
Here are some of the notable triumphs Antonio has realized over the years as a professional American footballer:
- First player in NFL history to have more than 1000 yards receiving and returning in a single year (2011)
- Ranked fourth on the list of NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.
- Ranked the second on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018 list.
Net worth and salary
What is Antonio Brown net worth in 2020? His net worth is estimated at $30 million. In 2017, he was one of the highest-paid wide receivers at the time, having extended his contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers for $68 million.
His contract with the Oakland Raiders was worth more than $50 million. In 2019, it was reported that Antonio Brown salary was about $17 million.
Antonio Brown controversies
Over the years, the American football player has found himself amidst controversies and lawsuit charges. He has faced allegations of sexual assault, erratic behavior, fights, public disputes, and burglary.
Here is a timeline of his controversies throughout his professional career;
Antonio reportedly missed several training sessions due to his foot injuries. He had frostbite on his feet because he did not wear the correct footwear while in France.
The player had confrontations with his manager for not wearing the required helmet. His preferred choice was the Schutt Air Advantage. The model had been declared unsafe for American football games. He filed a grievance twice and lost on both occasions.
The Raiders team revealed that they might suspend Antonio for conduct detrimental to the team. The player also posted letters on his social media showing the fines that he had been given by the Raiders. He went on to post on Youtube a conversation he shared with the Raiders coach.
Not long after, he asked to be released from the team. He left on September 7, 2019, before playing on the season opener games. He signed a one year contract with the New England Patriots on the same day.
On September 10, the player faced accusations of raping his former trainer Britney Taylor. Britney and Antonio were former classmates at Central Michigan University.
According to Taylor, Brown masturbated and ejaculated on her back twice in 2017. She further revealed that he raped her in 2018. Brown denied the allegations claiming that the two had a consensual sexual relationship.
On September 20, he was let go by the New England Patriots after he allegedly sexually assaulted an artist. He had hired the artist to work at his home in Pennsylvania.
Antonio got into an ugly misunderstanding with his ex-girlfriend in front of their children. He even threw cuss words and disrespectful abuses at the police. The police reported that they had dealt with Brown’s disrespectful behavior too many times.
On January 21, Antonio was accused of burglary with battery by a moving truck driver. Antonio reportedly refused to pay the driver $4,000 for moving his goods from California to Florida. He even threw a rock at the truck and denied to finance the damages.
On January 23, he turned himself in to the Broward County jail. He faced charges for attacking a man alongside his trainer Glen Holt.
Antonio Brown girlfriend
Who is Antonio Brown wife or girlfriend? This is one of the most asked questions about the famous footballer. Do you know the answer?
Who is Antonio Brown married to?
The footballer has not yet married but is a father of 5 kids. He has two children from previous relationships and three sons with his long-time girlfriend, Chelsie Kyriss.
Due to Brown's recent allegations and erratic behavior, Kyriss revealed that she has distanced herself and her three sons from the player. She further added that the player needed medical attention and filed a lawsuit to get primary custody for their kids.
Chelsea gave birth to two kids, Kellen, and Brooklyn Green before her current relationship.
Antonio Brown kids
As we have already mentioned, the American footballer has five children. Their names are Atanyiah, Ali, Antonio Jr., Autonomy and Apollo.
Apollo Brown is his youngest child born on August 1, 2017. Incredible photos of the kids are regularly shared online by the football star.
Where does Antonio Brown live?
The football star lives in his hometown, Miami, Florida. He owns a mansion there and another Antonio Brown house in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He purchased the luxurious 12-bedroom villa in Miami for $6.6 million.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Here are some quick facts about the American football player:
Who is Antonio Brown?
He is a professional American football wide receiver
Who does Antonio Brown play for?
He has previously played for Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots. He is currently a free agent after leaving the Patriots in September 2019
Where was Antonio Brown born?
The American footballer was born and raised in Miami, Florida, United States.
How old is Antonio Brown?
The footballer was born on July 10, 1988. He will be turning 32 years old this year.
Where did Antonio Brown go to college?
He attended Florida International University on scholarship. He then joined the University of Michigan following recommendations from his former coach.
How tall is Antonio Brown?
Antonio Brown height is 1.78m (5 ft 10 inches). He has an athletic build and weighs about 84 kgs.
How many kids does Antonio Brown have?
He is a father of five kids. With Chelsie Kyriss he had Autonomy, Ali and Apollo. His other kids Atanyiah and Antonio Jr are from his previous relationship with Shamieka Brailsford.
What happened to Antonio Brown?
The former England Patriots player was released from the team after sexual assault charges were filed against him. In a tweet, he stated that he will no longer play in the NFL.
Antonio Brown has maintained his love for the game throughout the years of his professional career. He is currently a free agent and football fans wait to see if he will be back on NFL.