Kirk Cousins Sister, Karalyne Cousins: Bio, Family & Net Worth

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As the family member of an NFL star, fans & media attention is evident. The same goes for Karalyne Cousins, the sister of American football quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Ever since her high school days, Karalyne was always there to support her elder brother Kirk’s football games. There is no denying she is his avid supporter & inspiration.

A veteran player with 11 seasons, Kirk is arguably the biggest name in the NFL. After playing with Washington Redskins until 2017 as its 2012 NFL Draft pick, he signed with Minnesota Vikings.

Currently, Cousins plays for the Vikings- his 5th season after signing a one-year extension for the 2022-23 season.

Kirk Cousins' Sister Karalyne Cousins Blochberger
Kirk Cousins’ Sister Karalyne Cousins Blochberger (Source: Facebook)

Without a doubt, Karalyne Cousins is proud of her brother Kirk’s achievements in his athletic career.

And as for her, she dedicates her life to the medical field; the Michigan State alum practices family medicine in Florida.

Want to know more about Kirk Cousin’s sister Karalyne Cousins? Here we are with details on her family, career, relationship & more!

Quick Facts

Full Name Karalyne Cousins
Known As Sister Of NFL Player Kirk Cousins
Date of Birth N/A
Birthplace Barrington, Illinois
Current Residence Orlando, Florida
Religion Christian
Father’s Name Don Cousins 
Mother’s Name  Maryann Cousins
Age In her 30s
Profession Doctor 
Nationality American
Ethnicity White 
Zodiac N/A
Education Michigan State University
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Blonde 
Body Type Slim
Marital Status Married
Spouse/Husband N/A
Children 1
Siblings Kirk Cousins and Kyle Cousins 
Net Worth Under Review
Salary N/A
Social Media Instagram, Facebook
Merch (of NFL star brother Kirk Cousins) Signed Helmet, Autographed Rookie Card
Last Update April 2024

Who Is Kirk Cousins’ Sister Karalyne Cousins?

Karalyne is famous as the younger sister of NFL player Kirk Cousins. She is the youngest of three kids; her eldest brother Kyle Cousins works as Orlando Area Director at Mission Increase Foundation (2019- Present).

The Holland, Michigan-raised attended Holland Christian High School, where her two brothers also studied. She is close with her siblings & features pictures from their childhood days on Facebook.

Karalyne is married & now goes by the name Karalyne Cousins Blochberger. Her husband’s name is Reed Blochberger, and they share a kid together.

Karalyne With Her Husband & Child
Karalyne With Her Husband & Child (Source: Facebook)

Though further insights on their wedding or dating life remain under wraps.

Karalyne Cousins lives in Orlando, Florida. Her exact date of birth is not known, but she appears to be in her 30s.

Her four-time Pro Bowl brother Kirk Cousins, born on August 19, 1988, is 35 years old.

Brother Kirk Wore Football Pads On Her Birthday

Even if Karalyne keeps most of her early life details quite low, it seems an exception to one of her birthday events.

In March 2016, the former Redskins player shared a throwback picture on Facebook, where he seemed to wear sporting shoulder pads on his sister’s birthday.

Kirk Cousins during his sister birthday (Source: NBC Sports)
Kirk Cousins During His Sister’s Birthday (Source: Facebook)

Removing your shirt & protective gear before participating in a family event? Well, it’s a “Nah”, especially for Kirk Cousins as a kid.

And fast-forward to 3 decades, the Barrington, Illinois-born pursues an NFL career with the Vikings after playing with Washington Redkins (2012-17). Not to mention, he won the 2022 Bart Starr Award.

Karalyne Cousins Parents | Father Is A Cancer Survivor

Karalyne Cousins is the youngest of three & only daughter of Don Cousins and Maryann Cousins. Her father is a 1978 graduate of Trinity International University and was a staff of at Willow Creek Community Church for 3 decades.

Later, he became interim lead pastor at Discovery Church, which moved his family from Michigan to Orlando, Florida.

Cousins’ mother Maryann is a native of Fort Dodge. She studied at the University of Iowa College of Nursing (class of 1978) but later pursued as a flight attendant at Inflight Services.

Kirk Cousins's Family In The Frame
Kirk Cousins’s Family In The Frame (Source: Facebook)

In 2015, Karalyne’s father was diagnosed with metastatic squamous cell cancer and began receiving therapy in late July.

Those difficult situations later came to normal after her dad Don beat cancer with two surgeries and chemotherapy.

In the recovery process, he even attended his son Kirk’s NFL games, where the player led the Redskins to a 47-14 victory over the Saints, completing 20 of 25 passes for 324 yards and four touchdowns with a passer rating of 158.3.

Cousins hurried to his family’s seats after the game and gave his father the game ball.

Grandparents Held Season Tickets To Iowa For A Long Time

Like her brother Kirk Cousins, Karalyne’s maternal grandfather Ralph Woodard was a football tight end for Hawkeyes in the late 1940s.

Moreover, her grandpa’s brother Dick Woodard, also an alum of the University of Iowa, played for NFL teams: Washington Redskins & New York Giants in the 1950s.

Cousins’ mother MaryAnn was no exception too; she attended the University of Iowa where she was on a dance team.

What Does Karalyne Cousins Do? Career & Education!

Cousins was one of six top graduating seniors of Holland Christian High School in 2009. After that, she enrolled at Hope College & graduated in 2013.

Then, Karalyne went to Michigan State University College of Human Medicine & obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 2017. In 2020, she completed her Master’s degree there.

Currently, Karalyne Cousins is a family medicine doctor at AdventHealth Orlando.

Kirk Cousins & His Brother Applied to Trademark ‘You Like That’

Having a brother who is your mentor & your friend, who won’t want that? 

Cousins and his brother Kyle submitted a trademark application for the term two days after Cousins spearheaded the biggest comeback in Redskins history and yelled, “You like that” at Comcast SportsNet’s Tarik El-Bashir.

Kirk Cousins With His Brother Kyle
Kirk Cousins With His Brother Kyle (Source: Heavy)

The application was started to secure the phrase’s protection for a select number of products and services. The brothers even raised money for charity by selling “You like that” T-shirts.

Prior to that afternoon’s playoff tilt versus Green Bay, the team distributed such towels. The International Justice Mission, a Washington-based charity that Cousins support, is also represented via its logo on the towels.

Karalyne Cousins’ Cousin Jake Plays In MLB

Jake Cousins, the cousin of Karalyne, is an MLB player. He is the 20th-round pick of the Washington Nationals in the 2017 MLB Draft. There, he played in the minor leagues.

In 2019, he signed with Schaumburg Boomers before the Milwaukee Brewers acquired his contract on July 17, 2019.

Cousins began his career with the Brewers’ Arizona League Brewers Blue before getting sent to the Class A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Cousins received his first promotion to the major leagues and was chosen for the 40-man roster in 2021.

Before being called up, Cousins had a 2.55 ERA in 16 games between Biloxi and Nashville.

In his MLB debut against Arizona Diamondbacks, he pitched two scoreless innings that included his major career-first strikeout, punching out Stephen Vogt.

And on July 7, 2021, Cousins pitched a scoreless inning in relief against the New York Mets to record his first professional victory.

Karalyne Cousins Sister-In-Law

From her brother Kirk Cousins’ marriage to Julie Hampton, Karalyne is an aunt of two nephews: Cooper (b. September 29, 2017) and Turner Moses (b. March 2019).

The NFL player married Julie, an elementary teacher & University of Georgia alum, on June 28, 2014, in Georgia.

Kirk Cousins With His Wife Julie And Two Sons
Kirk Cousins With His Wife Julie And Two Sons (Source: Instagram)

They met through mutual friends & were in a relationship for many years before their engagement in November 2013.

The two also own an Australian Labradoodle named Abe.

Karalyne Cousins’ other sister-in-law Heather McGill Cousins is the wife of her brother Kyle Cousins. The duo married on February 17, 2019, in Orlando & welcomed a daughter named Josephine Ruth Cousins, on March 31, 2021.

Kirk Cousin Sister Karalyne Cousin | Net Worth

Karalyne Cousins’ exact net worth is under wraps, but she allegedly owns $500K. Currently, she works as a family medicine doctor at AdventHealth Orlando. 

Even if her exact salary is not, she could be earning in the 6-digit figure annually. On average, a physician in the United States earns $260,000 while a specialist’s pay could go up to $368,000.

Her brother Kirk Cousins has a net worth of $70 million as of April 2024. This hefty sum is all thanks to his NFL contracts, salary, and endorsements.

In 2018, Cousins signed a three-year $84 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings, which included a full guarantee.

Kirk Cousins Is An American Football Quarterback for Minnesota Vikings
Kirk Cousins Is An American Football Quarterback for Minnesota Vikings (Source: Instagram)

Kirk Cousins made $30 million through his salary and endorsements between June 2017 and June 2018. He was one of the highest-paid NFL players in the world, thanks to that.

He made more than $60 million between June 2019 and June 2020, partly due to a two-year, $66 million contract extension for 2 years, signed in March 2020.

The Vikings player also signed endorsement contracts with well-known companies like Bose and Nike, which increased his wealth.

On March 13, 2022, the NFL player signed a one-year $35 million extension with the Vikings.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

How many NFL teams has Kirk Cousins played for?

From 2012 through 2017, Kirk Cousins played for the Redskins. From 2018 until 2022, he played for the Vikings. Cousins established multiple team records while playing for the Redskins and was selected for the 2017 Pro Bowl.

What is Kirk Cousins known for?

A four-time Pro Bowl, Cousins is a quarterback who plays for NFL team Minnesota Vikings.

Does Kirk Cousins have a sister?

Yes, Cousins has a younger sister named Karalyne who is a doctor. His elder brother Kyle is a business executive; he works as Orlando Area Director at Mission Increase.


Prajita Karki
Prajita Karki
Hi, I'm Prajita Karki. I currently write articles related to players for Hansikar Technologies. Writing has always been like therapy to me. I'm still in the early stages of my writing career, but it's been a fun ride so far! Do check my articles through Players Bio.

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