Roman Harper Net Worth 2024: More On His Wife Heather And Kids

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Roman Harper net worth is estimated to be $8 million. The former Saints safety signed a multi-year deal with ESPN in 2020, and fans believe the former NFL player takes home a six-figure salary.

Harper’s career spanned ten seasons in the NFL, with eight of those at the New Orleans Saints. He had spent the rest two with the Carolina Panthers. 

Roman Harper Enjoys His Day Off With A Game Of Golf
Roman Harper Enjoys His Day Off With A Game Of Golf (Source: Instagram)

During his ten seasons with the Saints, he made it twice to the Pro Bowl team. In 2020, Harper was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame. 

Alongside succeeding as a footballer, Harper has used his platform for the greater good. He is heavily involved in charitable works, and so is his wife, Heather. The two married in 2015 at Biltmore Estate, the largest privately owned house. 

Roman Harper Net Worth 2024

The former Saints player Roman Harper net worth is estimated to be $8 million. When Roman retired in 2016, he had made a total career earnings of $27.3 million. 

The Alabama native, Harper, began his career with the Saints and spent nine seasons with them. He was a second-round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft and earned a contract worth $3.5 million. 

During his first four seasons at Saints, Harper proved himself as a useful player for the Saints. He was part of the Saints team that won Super Bowl 44 and was credited with 99 total tackles that season.

The following season, the safety signed a one-year deal with the Saints. The deal was reportedly worth $2.52 million. A free agent once again in the 2011 season, the Saints handed him a four-year deal worth $25 million. 

The NFL Veteran Made Over $24 Million During His Ten Years At The NFL
The NFL Veteran Made Over $24 Million During His Ten Years At The NFL (Source: Instagram)

The deal ensured that Harper would earn $6 million as an average salary, and the contract also included a signing bonus of $7 million. But in 2013, the deal was restructured so the Saints could get some salary cap relief.

He was set to make $5.25 million in the 2013 season and was already guaranteed $2.6 million. The restructured contract also added one more year into his contract, keeping him with the side until 2015.

But the Saints let him go in the 2014 season. Harper was released alongside Will Smith and Jabari Greer as the Saints were projected to be well over the 2014 salary cap. 

The Carolina Panthers picked up Harper from free agency. He signed a two-year deal worth $4.5 million with the Panthers. In 2016, he signed a one-year deal worth $985,000 with the Saints, and this was his last season in the NFL. 

Life After Retirement And Foundation 

Since retiring, Harper, like many former NFL players, has moved toward the broadcasting field. In 2020, he joined ESPN’s SEC Network, penning a multi-year deal. 

Fans can catch the former NFL player in the SECN’s signature weekly traveling show, and last year, Roman, alongside former Auburn offensive lineman Cole Cubelic, debuted a new show, Read & React. 

Roman established the Harper’s Hope 4*1 Foundation with his mom early into his NFL career. The foundation focuses on helping underprivileged families and kids to reach their potential despite the circumstances. 

The New Orleans Saints named Roman the 2016 Man of the Year, and they also nominated him for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. 

His foundation included programs, Reading with Roman to encourage literacy, Kleats for Kids to provide sporting equipment and funding for underserved sports programs. 

Roman Harper Wife, Heather, And Kids 

Roman Harper and his wife Heather Haukaas met for the first time at Prattville High School. After years of dating, the couple tied the knot on April 18, 2015. 

The former NFL player’s wife is a working lady who has managed to find a perfect between home and work life. A University of Alabama graduate, Heather earned an accounting degree in 2009. 

During her time in Alabama, Heather was a tax intern at Crowe-Horwath. After graduation, Heather worked as an Operations Coordinator at D-Mars. In 2011, she joined Open Systems Technology as a recruiter and has since been working with them. 

Roman Harper's Family Dressed Up As Michael Jackson's Various Discography For Halloween 2023
Roman Harper’s Family Dressed Up As Michael Jackson’s Various Discography For Halloween 2023 (Source: Instagram)

The couple is parent to four kids, two boys and two girls. Londyn Rae is the eldest child of the couple, followed by Syndey. Heather and Roman welcomed their first son, Roman II, in 2016, and their youngest child, Seoul Harper, was born in 2020. 

On her Instagram, Heather has shared several family photos, mostly involving their kids and their favorite things to do. Roman’s fans might have noticed that his family goes all out on Halloween.

Last year, the Harper family dressed up as the King of Pop, Michael Jackson’s different eras. And in 2022, the family had dressed up as Dragon Ball Z’s characters. 

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