Jaylen Waddle is an American footballer; he played as a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). Earlier, he played for the Alabama Crimson Tide football at the University of Alabama and later, in the 2021 NFL Draft, was later picked 6th overall by the Dolphins.
Jaylen Waddle Early Life:
Jaylen was born on 25th November 1998 in Houston, Texas, U.S.
Jaylen Waddle Family Background:
Jaylen was born to Jaylen Waddle Sr. and Lesha Redmon. He has three sisters named Amber Allen and Aspean Redmon, and another sister’s name is still unknown.
Jaylen Waddle Education:
Jaylen attended Episcopal High School in Bellaire, Texas. As a senior in high school, he played in the U.S. Army All-American Game. Later, he enrolled at the University of Alabama and chose the Crimson Tide over Texas, Florida State, Texas A&M, TCU, and Oregon.
Jaylen Waddle Physical stats:
Jaylen stands 5 ft 10 in tall and weighs around 83 kg. He has curly black hair and black colored eyes. Further, Jaylen has an athletic fit build body.
Jaylen Waddle Birth Signs:
According to Jaylen’s birthdate, he falls under the zodiac Sagittarius. Currently, he is 24 years old. Further, his birth element is fire, and his ruling planet is Jupiter.
Jaylen Waddle Net Worth:
Jaylen’s estimated net worth should be between $2-4 million. He is currently in a four-year deal signed in May 2021, worth $27.1 million, with a $17.1 million signing bonus.
Jaylen Waddle Relationship Status:
Jaylen is currently single and has no past relationship records.
Jaylen Waddle Career:
In 2018, as a freshman at Alabama, Jaylen was named the SEC Freshman of the Year after scoring 45 receptions for 848 yards and 7 touchdowns. As a punt returner, he returned 16 punts for 233 yards and 1 touchdown. Further, for his sophomore season in 2019, he returned to the Crimson Tide. Jaylen recorded 33 receptions for 560 yards and 6 receiving touchdowns. As a return specialist, he was named first-team All-SEC and SEC Special Teams Player of the Year.
On 24th October 2020, Jaylen broke his right ankle while returning the opening kickoff in a game. Later he returned for the National Championship game against Ohio State. On 14th January 2021, Jaylen announced his forgoing the senior season and entering the 2021 NFL Draft.
In the 2021 NFL Draft, Jaylen was drafted 6th overall by the Miami Dolphins, and on 14th May 2021, he signed with the Dolphins on a deal worth $27.1 million.
On 12th September 2021, Jaylen faced the New England Patriots in his first NFL game. He recorded 4 catches for 61 receiving yards and also caught his 1st NFL receiving touchdown in the 17–16 win. Further, his 1st big breakthrough came in Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers, where he scored 137 receiving yards, and his team won 33–10. Further, in his 16th game of the season, Jaylen set the NFL rookie record for receptions with 104. He finished his rookie season scoring 104 receptions for 1,015 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Jaylen Waddle Social Appearance:
Jaylen has accounts on Instagram and Twitter with around 390K and 86K followers, respectively. He mainly shares his professional life posts and, at times, his personal life.
Jaylen Waddle Performed His Skill With Tua Tagovailoa
For the 2nd week in a row, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle performed his passing-game skill. He took a pass from quarterback Tua Tagovailoa 84 yards to the end zone.
On Sunday, on the 1st play of their 2nd drive of the game against the Green Bay Packers, Tua found Jaylen on a 10-yard slant, and Jaylen took it from there and hitted with a top speed of 21.68 mph — tied for the 6th-fastest recorded a time of any ball carrier this season. He entered the game with the 8th-most receiving yards in the NFL.
Tua tied a franchise record on the play with his 5th touchdown pass of at least 50 yards, tying Bob Griese and Dan Marino. He has thrown 1 touchdown of a minimum of 60 yards in each of the Dolphins’ past 4 games. The Dolphins lead the league in touchdowns after completing just 1 last season.
The aerial display continued in the 2nd quarter when Tua found wide receiver Tyreek Hill for a 52-yard completion and set a 1-yard touchdown run by Jeff Wilson Jr. on the following play. The reception set a single-season career-high for Tyreek and a franchise single-season record with 112.