Nelson Agholor is a Nigerian born NFL player who plays as a wide receiver for the Philadelphia, Eagles. We’ve dug deeper into his life to bring you more about him, including his overall net worth.
Facts about Nelson Agholor, Wide Receiver, Philadelphia Eagles
Nelson Efamehule Agholor is a Nigerian native who plays in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles as a wide receiver. Agholor was born on May 24 1983 to Caroline and Felix Agholor. He is the fourth born of nine siblings in his family. His middle name, Efmaehule, means “His name should not be forgotten,” which is appropriate because over the past several years, this young man has made quite the name for himself on the football field. Agholor was five years old when he moved to the United States. He attended high school in Tampa Bay, Florida at Berkeley Prep, where he played defensive back, running back and wide receiver for his high school team, the Buccaneers. After high school, majored in communications at the University of Southern California, before joining the NFL. When in high school, Agholor was a 5-star rookie and was ranked in the 2012 enlisting class as the third-best athlete. The Philadelphia Eagles picked Agholor in the 20th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. In May 2015, Agholor signed a four-year contract that was worth around $9.4 million and had a signing bonus of $5.1 million. He scored his first NFL career in December 2015 in a match against the Buffalo Bills. The score was a53-yard pass from quarterback Sam Bradford. In his rookie season in 2015, Agholor played 13 games with 283 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Agholor’s Career as a Wide Receiver
Agholor was taken in the NFL Draft after his junior season at USC. He is the fourth wide receiver to be chosen in the 2015 NFL Draft after Kevin White, DeVante Parker, and Amari Cooper. At six feet tall one hundred and ninety-eight pounds Agholor has experience as a slot receiver and an outside receiver. His experience is useful in Chip Kelly’s offense. Agholor is an elite route runner and is considered one of his best in the NFL when it comes to one possessing these types of skills. He understands his position as a wide receiver and he takes great pride in the game. On 23rd April 2015, Matt Miller, in a Bleacher Report draft posted on Instagram that Nelson Agholor was going to replace Jaelen Strong in the draft. In the NFL combined, Agholor ran an impressive 4.42 in the forty-yard dash. During his three seasons at USC, he compiled twenty touchdowns and one hundred and seventy-eight catches for two thousand, five hundred and seventy-two yards. Agholor is also an asset as a returner and while at USC, he returned 37 punts for 540 yards and four touchdowns. In Agholor’s final year as a Trojan, he was named a third-team All-American and a first-team All-Pac 12 player and in 2013, he was named a second-team All-Pac 12 returner. He also got an honorable mention as a wide receiver. Shortly after the Philadelphia Eagles selected Agholor, Mike Mayock, of the NFL Network made this comment about Agholor. He said “Agholor is a precise route runner and he would be an added asset to the team.” Agholor helped his team win Super Bowl LII on Sunday, February 4, 2018 when the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots, 41-33. He posted 9 catches and 84 receiving yards in the win and became the 61st Trojan to get a super bowl ring. His receptions were the most in Super Bowl history exceeding Lynn Swann’s catches in Super Bowl XIII. Agholor’s 84 receiving yards are the third in Super Bowl history.
Nelson Agholor’s Fantasy Outlook
Agholor didn’t give consistent results during his first two seasons with the Eagles and this made his production in the first year to be a unpleasant surprise for fantasy owners. After Carson Wentz’s injury in 2017, it was highly unlikely that the Eagle’s offense would sustain two wide receivers and even though Agholor played himself into the fantasy radar that year, he did not show himself as a high volume receiver. There was a chance that he would have gotten lost in the shuffle and not be the number one choice because their coach looked at other options. The Eagles’ coach at the time considered another player to be the center wide receiver and Agholor to be his substitute.
Agholor’s Net Worth
Agholor’s net worth is estimated to be $24 million USD with an annual salary of $3 million dollars. His net worth has hiked by 130% in the past few years. He recently purchased a brand new Mercedes Benz luxury car, which cost him $200,000, and he posted the photos on Instagram. Agholor’s house is estimated to be $2 million and he has personal investments worth $11 million. It is estimated that his net worth is growing at a shocking pace. Based on current estimates, Agholor’s net worth will grow by around 200% for the next three years. His rising popularity in football will lead to his net worth being even higher in the very near future. Agholor’s talent as a wide receiver is unquestionable and it’s hard to miss the 24-year-old in the field due to his remarkable height. His popularity in football in the global population is growing day by day. Watch out for this athlete who has a lot to offer his fans as his career grows.