What Is Derrick Ward Net Worth? Salary, Career Earnings And Income

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Former American Football running back Derrick Ward’s net worth is estimated to be somewhere around $5 million. The strong and athletic Ward was one of the prominent names of the NFL in the 2010s decade.

The former New York Giants running back played for three franchises in his NFL journey, signing 6 contracts. 

On top of being one of the strongest and quickest running backs, his drive and competitive spirit were abilities that set him apart from his peers. 

Former NFL Running Back Derrick Ward
Former NFL Running Back Derrick Ward (Source: Marca)

The California native Ward was born in Los Angeles on August 30, 1980.

Ward attended Valley View High School in Moreno Valley, California. He won the Sun Belt League Offensive MVP award in his senior year.

In his college football career, the running back appeared for Fresno State and Ottawa University in Kansas.

The New York Giants selected Ward in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL draft. In the NFL career spanning eight seasons, Ward appeared for 3 franchises: Giants, Buccaneers, and Texans. 

The career highlight of the speedy running back came in 2007, when his New York Giants defeated Tom Brady’s New England Patriots 17-0 to clinch the Super Bowl. 

Regarding his personal life, he isn’t active on social media and has no blue tick accounts in his name.

Derrick Ward Net Worth: Salary, Career Earning And Income

As one of the prominent offensive stars of his time, Derrick Ward has amassed huge amounts of fame and net worth.

We can estimate his net worth from various sources to be around the $5 million mark. 

Of his 6 NFL contracts, 3 were above the value of $1 million annually. Ward signed a 4-year contract worth $1,418,200 deal with the New York Jets as part of his first signing.

In 2008, Ward inked a 1 year, $1,400,000 contract with the New York Giants and a $250,000 signing bonus, his first million-dollar contract.

Derrick Ward Playing For The Giants
Derrick Ward Playing For The Giants (Source: NY Daily News)

The most significant contract of his career came in 2009 when Ward signed a 4-year, $17,000,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with an added $2,000,000 signing bonus.

As part of his last ever NFL contract in 2011, Derrick Ward signed a 1 year, $1,750,000 deal with the Houston Texans, including a $875,000 signing bonus.

All of these bumper contracts have contributed to his notable net worth. However, little information about his investments and career path after retiring from football is known.

Derrick Ward Arrested In Los Angeles

In a shocking recent update, the Los Angeles Police revealed that they have arrested former football star Derrick Ward.

According to Police reports, Ward did not use a gun during his crimes but used threats and intimidation to get money from small business outlets.

The authorities are accusing Ward of committing multiple crimes against businesses like gas stations. We can report that a bail of $250,000 has been set for Ward.

Former Wife Death Threat Controversy

In 2018, Derrick Ward and his then-wife Naomi Lee Allen stirred a heated controversy.

The R&B artist Naomi accused Ward of physical, verbal, and emotional including death threats. At the time, LA Police granted Naomi a restraining order against the former NFL star.

Commencing this incident, Naomi filed for divorce and the couple who share two kids are no longer together.

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