Sam Darnold Age, Wiki, Height, Wife, Kids, Salary, Net Worth

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Samuel Richard Darnold, widely known as Sam Darnold, was born on the 5th of June 1997. He is a famous American Football Quarterback. He played for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. At 21, Sam Darnold became the youngest quarterback in the National Football League.

Real NameSamuel Richard Darnold
ProfessionAmerican Footballer quarterback
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 June, 1997
Age (as in 2021)24 years
BirthplaceDana Point, California
HometownDana Point, California
Current ResidenceDana Point, California
Zodiac SignGemini
ReligionNot Applicable
SchoolSan Clemente High School, San Clemente, California
College/UniversityUniversity of Southern California
Physical Stats
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 191 cm
in meters- 1.91 m
in feet inches- 6'3"
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 102 kg
in pounds- 225 lbs
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown
Current TeamCarolina Panthers
DebutUSC Trojans Football
Awards & AchievementsArchie Griffin Award
Relationships & Affairs
Martial StatusUnmarried
GirlfriendClaire Kirksey
ParentsFather- Micheal Darnold
Mother- Chris Darnold
SiblingsSister- Frankie Darnold
Net Worth [approx.]$30 million
Salary [annual]$7,561,929
Contract4 year, $30,247,715 contract with the New York Jets
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Sam’s parents are Micheal Darnold and Chris Darnold. His mother was a physical education teacher at Shorecliffs Middle School.

Sam’s elder sister is Frankie Darnold. Frankie is a college volleyball player at the University of Rhode Island.

Sam Darnold family
Sam Darnold Family [Image Credit: Sam Darnold’s Instagram / @samdarnold]

Sam Darnold’s grandfather is Dick Hammer. Dick Hammer is a Marlboro Man actor and USC athlete.


Sam Darnold went to San Clemente High School in San Clemente, California. During his school life, Sam Darnold played baseball. Later, he started playing football and basketball.

He was known as the South Coast League Most Valuable Player when he was an active basketball player in his college.

Darnold ended his school play session with 3,000 passing yards and 39 touchdowns.

Later, Sam went to the University of Southern California, where he started playing football through the reference of USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox.

In the year 2016, Sam became the second-string quarterback behind Max Browne. Against Arizona and California, Sam Darnold became the first quarterback in the USC.

On January 4, 2017, Sam Darnold received the Archie Griffin Award for being the most valuable player in college.


On January 3, 2018, Sam acknowledged that he would start playing in the 2018 NFL Draft. Sam began his career with the New York Jets in the first round. In the same year, he signed a four-year deal.

This contract was worth $30.25 million, fully guaranteed, including a $20 million signing bonus.

Sam started to step into his first regular career on September 10, 2018, during Monday Night Football against the Detroit Lions. He was the youngest opening-day starting quarterback in that season.

During the game against the Denver Broncos, Sam concluded with 198 passing yards and three touchdowns.

Darnold finished with 280 passing yards against the Indianapolis Colts. Darnold completed with four turnovers against the Minnesota Vikings. 

Darnold played a match-up against the Buffalo Bills. During Saturday Night Football against the Houston Texans, Sam concluded with 253 passing yards.

Darnold finished with 167 passing yards when he played against the New England Patriots. Against the Dallas Cowboys, he played with 338 passing yards.

 Sam Darnold was called the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his excellent performance. 

In the first session against the Buffalo Bills, Sam concluded with 215 passing yards. Sam got injured while playing against the Kansas City Chiefs, and he missed the Jets’ next two games. Sam ended this whole season with a total of 2,208 passing yards.

On April 5, 2021, Sam was traded to the Carolina Panthers. He had 279 passing yards against the New York Jets during his first game with the Panthers. Against the Houston Texans, Sam played with 304 yards.

Relationship, Girlfriend, and Affairs

Sam Darnold’s current girlfriend is Claire Kirksey. They often share images on social media.

Net Worth

Sam Darnold holds a net worth of $30 million. He signed a contract for four years, worth $30,247,715 contract with the New York Jets. His annual salary is around $7,561,929. You can read more about his income from here.

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