Jonathan Vilma Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, FOX Sports, Salary and Net Worth

Jonathan Vilma is a former American football linebacker working for FOX Sports serving as an NFL game analyst. He joins FOX Sports in 2020.

Jonathan Vilma Profile

Jonathan Vilma is a former American football linebacker working for FOX Sports serving as an NFL game analyst. He joins FOX Sports in 2020.

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Jonathan Vilma Education

He went to G.W. Carver Middle School and then Coral Gables High School, where he played with Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore.

Jonathan Vilma Commentator – Career

Vilma serves as an NFL game analyst alongside play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert and reporter Shannon Spake. He is a 10-year NFL veteran linebacker, BCS national champion, and prominent college football studio analyst in recent years and will make his NFL analyst debut this fall on Sundays. Prior to joining FOX Sports, Vilma worked for ABC and ESPN for four years, first as a color commentator for ABC’s college pregame, halftime, and postgame shows in 2018 and 2019, and then as an ESPN college football analyst beginning in 2016. Vilma also appeared on several ESPN shows, including “Get Up” and “First Take,” and worked as a pregame and halftime analyst for Notre Dame football on NBC and NBCSN in 2015.

The New York Jets selected him as the 12th pick in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami. After being named the Associated Press’ 2004 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, Vilma went on to lead the league in tackles (173) in 2005 and was named to his first Pro Bowl thanks to 128 solo tackles, six passes defended, four forced fumbles, and one interception. The defensive leader was traded to the New Orleans Saints in February 2008 after suffering a season-ending knee injury in Week 7 of the 2007 season.

Vilma was a defensive captain during the Saints’ run to the Super Bowl XLIV title in 2009, a season in which he led the team in tackles (110) while also recording two sacks and three interceptions. He retired after the 2013 season and was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame in October of that year. Vilma was a standout at the University of Miami, where he helped lead the team to the 2001 BCS National Championship, as well as being named to the All-BIG EAST First Team and earning All-American honors (2003). He was named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team three times, received the Jack Lambert Trophy in 2003, and was also a finalist for the Butkus Award in his senior year (2003). He led the team in tackles for the third time that year, with 127 (81 solos), one sack, one forced fumble, and three fumble recoveries.

Vilma, the son of Haitian immigrant parents, established the Jonathan Vilma Foundation in 2010 following the Haiti earthquake to aid in the country’s reconstruction efforts, with a focus on a charter school for children ages elementary through high school. He was also appointed to the Orange Bowl Committee in 2018 and is the Chairman of Student Affairs on the University of Miami’s Board of Trustees. Vilma was born and raised in Coral Gables, Florida, where he graduated from Coral Gables High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Miami’s School of Business Administration.

Quick Facts About Jonathan Vilma

Full Name Jonathan Vilma
Age 39 years old as of 2021
Nationality American
Spouse Not Available
Net Worth $1 million – $5 Million

Jonathan Vilma Age

Vilma is 39 years old as of 2021. He was born Jonathan Polynice Vilma on 16 April 1982 in Coral Gables, Florida, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 16 April every year.

Jonathan Vilma Height

Vilma stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m).

Jonathan Vilma Family

Vilma is the son of Fritz Vilma and Nelly Banate. He has a sister named Alice Vilma. His parents are Haitian immigrants.

Jonathan Vilma Wife

Vilma currently resides in Miami with his daughter, Samaara. Information about Vilma’s dating life is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. It is therefore not known if Vilma is engaged to someone or whether he is married. It is also not known if he has any children.

Jonathan Vilma Salary

Being one of the top sports analysts for FOX Sports, Vilma earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Jonathan Vilma’s Net Worth

Vilma has an estimated net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an NFL game analyst.

Is Jonathan Vilma in the Hall of Fame?

Vilma (2003) – Hall of Fame – National Football Foundation. A two-time unanimous First Team All-Conference selection, Vilma has led the team in tackles in each of the last two seasons and was a Butkus Award (nation’s top linebacker) semifinalist in 2002.

Jonathan Vilma FOX Sports

At FOX Sports Vilma works alongside;

  1. Jon Paul Morosi
  2. Curt Menefee
  3. Urban Meyer
  4. Matt Millen
  5. Chris Myers
  6. Howie Long
  7. Donny Marshall
  8. Brandon Marshall
  9. Jason McIntyre
  10. Jamie McMurray
  11. Mark Schlereth
  12. Ken Rosenthal
  13. Dave Wannstedt
  14. Sara Walsh

 

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