Anthony Nelson is an American football punter and kickoff specialist for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft and played college football at Clemson.
Keep reading to know more about his Biography, Personal Life, Weight, News, and much more.
|Real Name||Bradley Alexander Pinion|
|Profession||American Football Punter|
|Date of Birth||June 1, 1994|
|Age (as in 2021)||27 years|
|Birthplace||Concord, North Carolina|
|Hometown||Concord, North Carolina|
|School||Northwest Cabarrus (Kannapolis, North Carolina)|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 201 cm
in meters- 2.01 m
in feet inches- 6'6"
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 109 kg
in pounds- 240 lbs
|Debut||NFL Draft: 2015|
|Awards & Achievements||Super Bowl champion (LV)
USA Today High School All-American (2011)
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Wife||Kaeleigh Reece Pinion|
|Parents||Father- Robby Pinion
Mother- Lori Pinion
|Favourite/Likes & Dislikes|
|Favorite Actress||Jessica Alba|
|Favorite Athlete||Thomas Morstead|
|Favorite Holiday||April Fool’s Day|
|Favorite Clameson Tradition||Running Down the Hill|
|Favorite Sport other than Football||Soccer|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$5 million|
For years, punter Bradley Pinion of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has sensed God’s touch on his football career.
Bradley Alexander Pinion was born in Concord, North Carolina, on June 1, 1994. In the NFL, he is a punter.
It didn’t begin when he felt led by God to leave the San Francisco 49ers, his only NFL team, and accept a four-year contract with the Buccaneers this past March.
Pinion spent his first four seasons in San Francisco, and despite the team’s struggles, he established himself as one of the league’s best punters.
The San Francisco 49ers selected him in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He was a Clemson Tigers football player.
Pinion attended Northwest Cabarrus High School in Concord, North Carolina. He committed to Clemson University to play college football.
Pinion was a Clemson Tigers football team member from 2012 to 2014, when Dabo Swinney coached him.
Pinion only played in five games as a rookie in 2012, with teammate Spencer Benton handling most of the workload. He made his college debut in a 52–27 triumph over Ball State on September 8.
He had three punts for 117 net yards in the contest (39.0 average). In total, he had nine punts for 355 net yards during the 2012 season (39.4 average).
Pinion took over as the Tigers’ primary punter as a sophomore in 2013. He punted for all but three attempts that season, handled by Ammon Lakip and Andy Teasdall.
Pinion had a season-high seven punts for 287 net yards in the season opener against the Georgia Bulldogs (41.0 average).
He had four punts for 195 net yards in the next game against South Carolina State, for a season-high 48.8 average. In total, he had 56 punts for 2,205 net yards and a 39.4 average in 2013.
Pinion continued to be the Tigers’ primary punter as a junior in 2014. He handled all but one punt that season, which went to Andy Teasdall. On the season, he tried and completed three extra points.
Pinion had a season-high 10 punts for 451 net yards in the season opener against the Georgia Bulldogs (45.1 average).
He had ten punts in two consecutive games in October, against Louisville and Boston College, for a total of 419 and 418 net punting yards in each game.
He had a season-high 49.0 average on three punts for 147 net yards against Wake Forest on November 6.
He had five punts for 217 net yards in his last collegiate game against the Oklahoma Sooners in the Russell Athletic Bowl (43.4 average).
Pinion’s teammates dubbed him “the steering column” during his junior season because of his excellent control over the direction of his punts. Pinion opted to bypass his final year and join the NFL Draft instead.
During the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings, Pinion recorded four punts for 174 yards.
In Week 9, against the Oakland Raiders, Pinion recorded three punts for 164 net yards for a 54.7 average, including a season-long 64-yard punt.
His performance against the Raiders earned him NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
In his third professional season, Pinion remained the 49ers’ punter. He had a season-high 50.14 punting average in Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals, with seven punts for 351 net yards.
He had a season-high 364 net yards on eight punts against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8. (44.00 average).
He had a season-high nine punts for 342 net yards against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12. (38.00 average). In 2017, Pinion had a career-low 75 punts for 3,255 net yards and a 43.4 average.
Pinion started his second NFL season with comparable numbers in the first three games.
He had seven punts for 319 net yards in the season opener against the Los Angeles Rams (45.57 average). Against the Carolina Panthers, he punted seven times for 318 net yards (a 45.43 average).
Pinion made his NFL debut against the Minnesota Vikings, where he had three punts for 140 net yards (a 46.67 average).
Bradley Pinion is 6 feet 6 inches (200 cm) tall and a fit sportsperson. He weighed nearly 240 lbs (109 kgs). His eye color is Blue, and he has Brunette hair.
Relationship, Wife & Affairs
He is married to Kaeleigh Reece Pinion in 2019. Together they have four dogs named Nala, Nellie, Novie, Nemo. There is no news about their children.
Net Worth & Salary
Bradley Pinion possesses a net worth of nearly $5 million as of 2021.
His average salary is $2,750,000 as of 2021. He signed a four-year, $11,000,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including $3,600,000 guaranteed.
In 2022, his total income is around $11,000,000 from his contract and bonuses. You can check more about his earnings from this post.
Interesting Facts about Bradley Pinion
- He loves Ice cream, and his favorite flavor is Vanilla.
- His favorite place is in Keystone, Colo.
- The favorite restaurant in the Clemson area is The Smokin Pig BBQ.