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- What does Payne do for a living?
- Who are Payne’s parents and siblings?
- What are Payne’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Payne married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Payne have any children?
- Where is Payne now?
- How tall is Payne?
- How much money does Payne earn?
- What is Payne’s net worth?
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Who is Daron Payne?
Daron Payne is a professional American football defensive tackle for the Washington Commanders of the NFL (National Football League). While at college, he played college football at Alabama where he won the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship. And was named its most valuable player on defense, before being drafted in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft by Washington.
How Old Is Daron Payne?
He is 25 years old as of December 2022, having been born on May 27, 1997, in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. Payne shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Zach Herron, Mark Anastasio, Lily-Rose Depp, Kat Zoe Clark, Princess Mae, and many more.
Daron Payne Family
Who are Daron Payne’s Parents?
He was born to Ron Payne (Father) and Kimberly Smith (Mother).
Does Daron Payne have Siblings?
News on the internet shows that he has a twin brother by the name of Darren Payne.
Daron Payne Education
He received his high school education at Shades Valley High School where he played high school football. After high school, he attended The University of Alabama.
Daron Payne’s Marital Status
News on the internet shows that he has a girlfriend by the name of Nakoma Rutledge.
Daron Payne Kids
He does not have any kids as of December 2022. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Daron Payne Career
A College Career
In 2015 as a true freshman at Alabama, he had 13 tackles and half a sack. The following year as a sophomore, he had 36 tackles and 1.5 sacks. He then recorded five tackles and a half sack in the National Championship Game against Clemson. In 2017 as a junior, he was named the defensive MVP of both postseason games that Alabama played. In the Super Bowl versus Clemson, he intercepted a ball and scored an offensive receiving touchdown on the resulting drive. He then had six tackles in the National Championship Game to help lead Alabama to their second national championship in three seasons. After his junior year, he went on and declared his intentions to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. During his time in Alabama, his given name was commonly misspelled as D’Ron. He thus requested to change back to Daron for his professional Career.
A Professional Career
He was drafted in the first round (13th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Washinton Redskins (now the Washington Commanders). On May 10, 2018, he signed a four-year contract worth US$ 14.4 million featuring an $8.56 million signing bonus. In week 3, he recorded his first career sack against the Green Bay Packers. Overall, he finished his rookie season with 56 tackles, five sacks, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.
Moreover, he was named to the 2018 PFWA All-Rookie Team. In week 14 of the 2020 season against the San Francisco 49ers, he forced a fumble on quarterback Nick Mullens. The fumble was then recovered and returned for a touchdown by Chase Young who would also recover a forced fumble by Young. The following week against the Seattle Seahawks, he recorded his first career interception off a pass thrown by Russel Wilson during the 20-15 loss.
Overall, he finished the 2020 NFL season playing 880 snaps and recording 54 tackles, 3 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and an interception. Moreover, he recorded two sacks against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. On April 27, 2021, the team exercised the fifth-year option on Payne’s contract which guarantees a salary of $8.529 million for the 2022 season. However, on August 1, 2021, he was added to the COVID-19 list before being re-activated on August 5.
He and defensive end James Smith-Williams sealed the week 11 win over the Carolina Panthers. This was after they sacked quarterback Cam Newton on fourth down with less than a minute and a half left in the game. In week 9 of the 2022 season, he accumulated a new career-high of 5.5 sacks. In the week 12 game against the Atlanta Falcons with 58 seconds remaining, he deflected a touchdown pass attempt from Marcus Mariota which cornerback Kendall Fueller intercepted in the end zone and sealed Washington’s 19-13 win.
Daron Payne Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 2 inches (1.88m) and a weight of 145kg (319 lbs).
Daron Payne’s Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual average salary of $3,604,590 and a net worth of $7 million.