A Detailed Biography of Khalil Herbert!

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Khalil Herbert is a professional American football player who plays in the running back position for the Chicago Bears in the National Football League (NFL).

Khalil made his NFL debut in 2021, but his professional career started in 2016. He used to play college football for the Kansas Jayhawks before he transferred to Virginia Tech in 2020.

Moreover, Khalil completed his collegiate career at the prestigious Kansas University. At the University of Kansas, Khalil was considered one of the best football players.

Khalil has garnered a lot of name and fame in a very brief period, which is an outstanding achievement. And with Khalil’s current pace, we can undoubtedly say that he will soon reach stardom and become one of the most beloved football players.

Kansas running back Khalil Herbert speaks during NCAA college football Big 12 media days in Frisco, Texas.
Kansas running back Khalil Herbert speaks during NCAA college football Big 12 media days in Frisco, Texas.

Today, we will cover the professional football player Khalil Herbert and his journey.

Join us in the write so you won’t miss anything about his childhood, family, personal life, net worth, salary, and more.

But first, let’s take a peek into some quick facts about Khalil Herbert!

Khalil Herbert: Quick Facts

Full Name Khalil Herbert
Birth Date April 21, 1998 
Age 26 Years Old
Birth Place Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Nick Name Not Available
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
  • University of Kansas
  • American Heritage High School
Horoscope Aries
Father’s Name Khari D.Herbert
Mother’s Name Nicola Harding
  • Khari Herbert Jr
  • Trayvon Foster
Height 5 ft. 9 inches
Weight 205 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Measurement Not Available
Build Athletic
Married No
Girlfriend Mandy Ko Pecki
Children No
Profession Professional Football Player
Net Worth $1 Million-$3 Million
Salary $902,677
Affiliations NFL
Active Since 2016
Merch T-shirt, Jersey
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update May 2024

Khalil Herbert Bio | Early Life, Education & Parents

Herbert was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, to parents Khari k. Herbert (father) and Nicola Harding (mother). 

Khalil loved playing football from an early age. He was a very energetic kid; whatever he did, he used to do it with full enthusiasm and dedication. 

Further, Herbert was very sure he wanted to choose football as a career and his parents were always supportive. Similarly, Khalil’s parents trusted him and his decision to become a footballer and encouraged him to pursue his dreams.

It was not easy for Khalil to rise through the ranks to become an NFL Draft pick; the journey was way more challenging than expected. But Khalil is very calm and humble.

Khalili’s main mantra is staying humble, and he always believed in working rather than relying on his talent. After so much practice and hard work, Herbert’s incredible story finally landed him at the University of Kansas.

Unfortunately, things didn’t go as expected for Herbert in Kansas, and he was transferred to Virginia Tech, where he sprouted into an NFL Draft prospect. Finally, the Bears selected him in the fourth round.

Herbert has worked hard to be in NFL, from skipping his vacation to practicing with his winless team to his journey through college to get to where he is now. Indeed, Herbert is an inspiration to many youths and aspiring football fans.

How tall is Khalil Herbert? Age and Height

Born in 1999 makes Khalil 26 is years old. Likewise, the NFL player shares his birthday on April 21, making Aries’ birth sign.

And from what we know, Aries are known for being skilled, enterprising, and passionate. Undoubtedly, Khalil is one skilled, compassionate, and dedicated person. If it weren’t for his hard work, he wouldn’t be in the position he is in today.

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Herbert has a perfect height and a healthy physique for his football career. The American wide receiver stands 5 feet 9 inches (1.82 m) with a total body weight of 93 kg (205 lbs), proportionate to his height. 

Now, about Herbert’s abilities, he can tug the ball out of the air, making acrobatic catches, and run fast. Likewise, his massive hands and ability to create divergence make him stand out in the field.

Khalil also has excellent body control and strength. And the best part is he exactly knows how to use his body to shield off his defenders.

Not to mention, Khalil does extreme workouts and exercises to keep his body active and firm for the game.

Besides, Khalil’s other notable body facts include his short black hair and a pair of black eyes, which complement his looks. Sadly, anything like his body and other measurements is unknown.

Khalil Herbert | Football Career

Khalil’s professional football career started in 2016 from college football. However, it took him four years of hard work to finally get drafted into NFL in 2010.

Herbert attended the American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida. In his senior year, he rushed for 861 yards and 9 touchdowns. Then, he got engaged with the University of Kansas to play college football.

In 2016, as a genuine first-year student at Kansas, Herbert played eight games with three starts and rushed for 189 yards on 44 carries with 3 touchdowns. As a sophomore, he also started six of eleven games, rushing for 663 yards on 120 carries and four touchdowns.

In his junior year, Khalil played in twelve games, where he rushed 113 times for 499 yards and 5 touchdowns. However, Khalil couldn’t complete his 2020 season because he was transferred to Virginia Tech.

But soon after he joined Tech, his life changed; in 2021. He finally gets drafted into NFL by Chicago Bears. Since then, there hasn’t been looking back for him. The bears signed four years contract with him worth $3.5 Million. 

That intense moment when you have to protect the ball.
That intense moment when you have to protect the ball.

Unfortunately, while everything was going well and he was getting more playtime, COVID happened. As we all know, everyone was quarantined at home, including Herbert. However, Khalil used this time to enhance his skills and focused more on his gameplay and strategies.

Further, there is a long way to go for Khalil, and as soon as we get any information regarding him and his game after COVID, we will update you soon.

How much does Khalil Herbert earn? Net worth and Income

As of 2021, Khalil’s net worth stands at a staggering $1 million to $3 million, which has been accrued mainly due to his football career.

As we have mentioned earlier, Bears signed Khalil for four years, and his contract mentions he would receive $3.5 million.

Khalil received $130k as a signing bonus, and as per the contract, he is expected to receive $900k every year.

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Further, with his fame and performance growing day by day, it’s only a matter of time to witness how high Khalil’s net worth might go in the coming years.

Apart from this, Herbert’s other income, including his endorsement deals and sponsorships, is kept under wraps.

Khalil Herbert | Personal Life

Khalil Herbert is a rising NFL superstar, so along with his football career, his personal life is also much discussed in the sports community.

Like any other famous player, Khalil’s fans are also interested in his personal life and anything other than his professional life.

Khalil Hebert in the field.
Khalil enjoying snowfall in the field

Khalil is a private person and prefers to keep his personal life away from the public’s eyes. But as per various sources, Herbert is currently in a relationship with his rumored girlfriend, Mandy Ko Pecki. However, we know nothing about his girlfriend and their love story.

But as soon as we find any details regarding his personal life, we will update you soon. But for now, Khalil is focused on his career, and there are thin chances of him getting married anytime soon.

Social Media Presence

Khalil is well aware that he has fans and well-wishers who want to see and know more about him. So, for them, he is active on both Twitter and Instagram.

He keeps sharing his pictures time and again, including his gym videos and training videos.

Plus, if you want to know more about Khalil, you can find much information regarding him on various websites.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Khalil Hadid’s Jersey number?

Khalil Hadid’s jersey number is 21.

What is Khalil’s position while playing football?

Khalil is a running back. However, he is good at everything, but his specialty is his speed.

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