As of now, OJ Simpson’s net worth is $3 million. He also earns money from his post-retirement life as an actor and sports commentator.
In the sphere of the NFL, the professional who is mostly known to all as “the Juice” is OJ Simpson. From his high school age to the end, he showed his excellence in the field of football and became the owner of several records. His dazzling career led him to become a millionaire.
Full Name: Orenthal James Simpson
Profession: Former NFL Player and Actor
Age: 74 Years
Jersey number: 32
Position: Running Back
Weight: 212 pounds
Height: 6 feet 1 inch
OJ Simpson was born in San Francisco, California, on July 9, 1947. His father, Jimmy Lee Simpson, was a chef and a bank custodian. His mother, Eunice Simpson, was a hospital administrator. He has a brother, Melvin Leon Simpson, and two sisters, Carmelita Jackson (deceased) and Shirley Baker.
In his school life, he went to the Galileo Academy of Science and Technology in San Francisco, California. In his college life, he first went to the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) in California. Later, he went to the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. During his time at this college, he was a member of the USC Trojans football team. To show honor to him, jersey number 32 was retired by the USC Trojans.
He was a glorified part of the National Championship in 1967. Simpson won the Heisman and Maxwell Trophies in 1968. He won the Walter Camp Award in 1967. In 1967 and 1968, he earned his place in the Unanimous All-American. He earned his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame.
OJ Simpson Professional NFL Career:
In 1969, O.J. Simpson took the first step in the field of professional football, and he retired in 1979. In the 1969 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills took him 1st overall in the 1st round. He stayed with this team till 1977. In the last phase of her career, she became a player for the San Francisco 49ers and played for the team in the 1978–1979 seasons. It was the last team of his career. After this season, he did not sign any contracts with any NFL teams.
In the sphere of the NFL, he participated in a total of 135 games. His career statistics are as follows:
- Rushing yards: 11236
- Yards per carry: 4.7
- Rush touchdowns: 61
- AV: 116
- Rush: 2404
- FantPt: 1740.2
Success and Recognition:
He was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player, AP Athlete of the Year, and NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 1973. He was a five-time first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl winner (from 1972 to 1976). Simpson won the Bert Bell Award in 1973. He became the UPI AFC Offensive Player of the Year three times (in 1972, 1973, and 1975). He was the NFL rushing yards leader four times (in 1972, 1973, 1975, and 1976).
In those two seasons, he became the NFL’s rushing touchdown leader in 1973 and 1975. He was the NFL’s scoring leader in 1975. He became an AFL All-Star in 1969. This man became a part of the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame. He was a member of the NFL’s 1970s All-Decade Team. He earned his place on the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time Team. This man earned his position on the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.
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Wife and Children:
OJ Simpson married Marguerite L. Whitley on June 24, 1967, at age 19. His conjugal life with Marguerite L. Whitley was blessed with three children. They are Arnelle L. Simpson (1968), Jason Lamar Simpson (1970), and Aaren Lashone Simpson (who drowned in the swimming pool). They became separated in March 1979.
Later, he met Nicole Brown in 1977, at a time when she was working as a waitress at a nightclub called The Daisy. Simpson married her on February 2, 1985. They have two children, Sydney Brooke Simpson (1985) and Justin Ryan Simpson (1988). This conjugal life lasted for seven years, and then they separated in 1992.