Will Anderson Jr. Bio: Family & Net Worth

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The CFP National Champion (2020) and the Lott Trophy (2022) winner, Will Anderson Jr., is the defensive end for the NFL’s Houston Texans.

Will Anderson Jr. is a rising athlete on his way to establishing a name for himself and carrying out his family’s legacy.

NFL player Will hails from an athletic background, as his father, Will Anderson Sr., is a retired NFL player. So, it is evident where the defensive end’s fierce nature came from.

Will Anderson Jr.
Will Anderson Jr. (Source: DraftKings Network)

At the young age of 21, Anderson Jr. has succeeded in being drafted into the NFL, which is worth applauding.

Looking at all his current achievements and honors, it is certain that he will leave a footprint in the NFL.

Quick Facts

Full Name William Anderson Jr.
Nick Name Will, The Terminator
Birth Date September 2, 1981
Birth Place Hampton, Georgia
Age 22 Years Old
Father’s Name William Anderson Sr.
Mother’s Name Thereon Anderson
Siblings Five Elder Sisters: Teria, Endia, Chyna, Syawnta, and Shanice
Nationality American
Religion Unknown
Ethnicity Afro-American
Horoscope Virgo
Height 6 feet and 4 inches (1.93 meters)
Weight 243 lbs. (110 kg)
High School Dutchtown High School
University University of Alabama
Marital Status/Dating Single
Children None
Profession NFL Player
Position Defensive End
Team Houston Texans
Active From 2023
Net Worth About $1- $5 Million
Salary $750,000 (2023)
Social Media Instagram
Last Update May, 2024

Family And Siblings

The defensive end was born to Will Anderson Sr. and Tereon Anderson. Anderson Sr. is a former NFL offensive tackle who retired from the games with numerous accolades and honors.

Will Anderson Jr. With His Parents And Sister (Source: Instagram)

Anderon Sr., 48 years old as of 2023, played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1996 to 2007. Later, in 2008, he signed a contract with the Baltimore Ravens and played 10 games for the season. 

After that, Anderson Sr. bid a farewell to the NFL for good. Overall, the former athlete played 195 games.

Also, he received many accolades during his career, including the Cincinnati Bengals Ring of Honour, PFWA All-Rookie Team (1996), Pro Bowl (2003-2006), and many more.

After retirement, Anderson Sr. also worked as a firefighter and a paramedic, according to various sources. 

Similarly, Will’s mother, Tereon, served as the teacher. Now, she is an active member of the Hampton Community.

Will Anderson Jr.’s Siblings

Houston’s defensive end has five elder sisters: Teria, Endia, Chyna, Syawnta, and Shanice. Besides his father and mother, Will’s big sisters have been the supportive and pillar of strength in his life.

Will’s sister, Teria, works as a hairstylist, and the second eldest sister, Endia, is a flight attendant.

Will Anderson Jr. With His Sisters (Source: Instagram)

Likewise, Chyna is a music teacher fond of 90s R&B music. In the same way, Syawnta works as a conversation analyst, and Shanice is a brand designer and owns “The Biz Physician.”

Early Life, Education & Career

Will went to Dutchtown High School, where he learned to play football in the most precise manner. During his time at the Dutchtown, he made several records.

For instance, Will completed his high school career by being named to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super 11 team. Also, the athlete bagged an opportunity to play in the 2020 All-American Bowl.

Will chose to play college football soon after completing his high school. Among many, he chose to attend the University of Alabama in 2020. There, he received many awards, like the Lombardi Award (2022) and Chuck Bednarik Award (2022), to name a few. 

Will was taught by many of his close ones to play football since childhood to make a great future in the NFL. For instance, the former NFL defensive, Dwight O’Neal Johnson, coached Anderson about technique and hand moves.

Additionally, the retired defensive end Marcus Howard taught Anderson about speed and explosion. Will was also mentored by his uncle Kendall. 

Eventually, all those mentorships paid off when Anderson was selected by the Texans third overall in the 2023 NFL Draft. 

Dating Life & Relationship 

The defensive end has been in the eye of millions of fans since he began making headlines for his extraordinary play. And many are curious to know about his personal affair.

However, Will has shut the curtain to his private matter for now. There is no rumor of him dating any woman. 

So, it would be safe to assume that he is currently single. 

Net Worth & Salary

Anderson Jr. has been playing football for a long time, so it is for sure that he has made good fortune. He has an estimated net worth of about $1- $5 Million. 

On 23rd June 2023, he signed a four-year contract with the Houston Texans for $35.2 million, including a $22.6 million signing bonus.

Anderson’s average salary is $750,000. He also earns a significant amount through endorsement deals. 

Interesting Facts About Will Anderson Jr.

  • At four, Will’s parents registered him for almost every sport.
  • He loves fishing.
  • The defensive end was very close to his late grandmother, Betty.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Will Anderson Jr. father?

Will's father is William Anderson Sr., who played football for the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens.

What is the jersey number of Will Anderson?

Will Anderson Jr. wears jersey number 51 for Houston Texans.

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