Joe Theismann Net Worth

Joe Theismann Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Joseph Robert Theismann net worth is
$5 Million

Joseph Robert Theismann Wiki Biography

Joseph Robert Theismann was born on 9 September 1949, in New Brunswick, New Jersey USA, to mother Olga Tobias of Hungarian descent, and father Joseph John Theismann, of Austrian descent. He is a former American Football player, sports commentator, corporate speaker, restaurateur and occasional actor. He is probably best known as the quarterback for the Washington Redskins in the National Football League(NFL).

So just how rich is Joe Theismann? According to sources in mid-2016, Theismann has earned a net worth OF over $5 million. His wealth has been established during his football career, as well as during his career as a TV host, actor and restaurateur.

Joe Theismann Net Worth $5 Million

Theismann grew up in South River, New Jersey where he attended South River High School, excelling not only in football, but also in basketball and baseball. He later enrolled at the University of Notre Dame, accepting a college scholarship. During his sophomore year, he became the starting quarterback for the Fighting Irish, setting several school records, such as for passing yards in a season, passing yards in a game, touchdowns in a season and completions in a game. He received All-America honors and led the team to consecutive Cotton Bowls. He was also in contention for the Heisman Trophy while at Notre Dame, finishing second to Jim Plunkett. In 2003 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Upon his graduation in 1971, Theismann was selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, and by the Minnesota Twins in the 39th round of Major League Baseball(MLB) Draft. However, due to a contract dispute with the Dolphins, the player did not sign with the team; instead, he signed a $50,000 per season contract with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League and spent three seasons with the team. His net worth was at its start.

After his contract with the CFL had ended, Theismann signed with the Washington Redskins in 1974. During his first season with the team, he served as a punt returner, but in 1978 he became the team’s starting quarterback. In the following years, the player broke the team’s records for passing yardage (25,206), completions (2.044) and attempts (3,602). In 1982 he won the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award for community service. He led the team to appear in Super Bowl XVII in 1982, and in Superbowl XVIII the following year. This enabled him to win the Bert Bell Award in 1982 and the league’s “Most Valuable Player” Award in 1983. He was also named one of the team’s 70 best players ever. His wealth was boosted considerably.

Unfortunately, Theismann’s career ended in 1985 due to a leg fracture he suffered during a game against the New York Giants, being jumped on by the Giants’ players Lawrence Taylor and Harry Carson. The gruesome injury resulted in Theismann’s right leg being shorter than his left. He retired from his football career being aged 36.

Theismann then served as a commentator at Super Bowl XIX, while he was still active. In 1986 and 1987 he became a color commentator on regional CBS coverage of the NFL In 1988 he began hosting the ESPN Sunday-Night Football broadcasts, and remained in that position until being replaced in 2007, since which he has done numerous Redskins pre-season games on CSN. In 2009 he joined the NFL Network television show called “Playbook”, analyzing game films. Theismann was also seen on NBC as a co-host of NFL games in 2010. The following year he co-hosted NFL Network’s program “No Huddle”. All contributed to his net worth.

Theismann appeared as himself in several movies, including the 1981 “B.J. and the Bear”, the 1984 “Cannonball Run II” and the 1993 “The Man from Left Field”. He also appeared in the 2013 television series “Necessary Roughness” and the 2014 “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”. His most recent movie appearance has been in the 2016 film “Love on the Sidelines”, in which he plays the father of an injured football player. Theismann has also acted as a spokesman for a national TV ad for the pill Super Beta Prostate, as well as for the life insurance company Colonian Penn, which has greatly improved his wealth.

Additionally, Theismann owns a restaurant that bears his name in Washington, DC, and is also the author of  “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Football like a Pro”; both contribute to his net worth.

In his personal life, Theismann was married to Shari Brown(1970-84) with whom he has three children. The player then started a long on-and-off relationship with TV host Cathy Lee Crosby, but in 1992 he married a former Miss Connecticut Jeanne Caruso, but they divorced in 1995, which cost him nearly $1 million of marital property and $3,500 per month in alimony. He has been married to Robin Smith since 1996.

Full NameJoe Theismann
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 9, 1949
Place Of BirthNew Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
Height6' (1.83 m)
Weight192 lbs (87.09)
ProfessionProfessional former football player, sports commentator
EducationUniversity of Notre Dame
SpouseRobin Theismann (m. 1996), Jeanne Caruso (m. 1991–1995), Shari Brown (m. 1970–1984)
ChildrenAmy Theismann, Joe Theismann, Patrick Theismann
ParentsOlga Tobias, Joseph John Theismann
AwardsWalter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, Heisman Trophy while at Notre Dame, Super Bowl champion (XVII), NFL Most Valuable Player (1983), Pro Bowl (1982, 1983), First-team All-Pro (1983), NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1983), Bert Bell Award (1982), CFL All-Star (1971, 1973)
NominationsHeisman Trophy
Movies"B.J. and the Bear" (1980), "Cannonball Run II" (1984), "The Man from Left Field" (1993), "Necessary Roughness" (2013), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2014), "Love on the Sidelines" (2016)
TV Shows"Playbook" (2009), "NFL games" (2010), "No Huddle"
1Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein.
1Co-host, with Forbes Riley, of an infomercial for the "Barefoot Science" arch activation system. [2007]
2NFL Football Analyst for ESPN
3The Miami Dolphins drafted Theisman in the fourth round of the 1971 NFL college draft, the 99th overall player selected in the draft, and the third player drafted by Miami.
4He was inducted into the 2011 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to Sports.
5He was nominated for the 2010 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to Sports.
6He was nominated for the 2008 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contribution to Sports.
7He graduated from South River High School in South River, New Jersey.
8High School teammate of wide receiver Drew Pearson. Pearson would later play for the arch-rival Dallas Cowboys while Theismann played for the Redskins.
9After negotiations failed with the Miami Dolphins, who drafted him in the fourth round in 1971, Theismann elected to play for the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League. He was the starting quarterback against the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII which he was victorious.
10Ranks 55th on NFL All-Time Passer Rating List (77.37).
11Ranks 16th on NFL All-Time Yards Lost List (2,757).
12Ranks 23rd on NFL All-Time Times Sacked List (340).
13Tied with Ed Brown, Daryle Lamonica and Bart Starr at 59th on NFL All-Time Passes Intercepted List (138).
14Ranks 51st on NFL All-Time Passing Touchdowns List (160).
15Ranks 46th on NFL All-Time Gross Yards Passing List (25,206).
16Ranks 42nd on NFL All-Time Pass Completions List (2,044).
17Tied for 47th with Ken O'Brien on NFL All-Time Passing Attempts List (3,602).
18When he broke up with Cathy Lee Crosby after 7 years, he sued her for half her net worth, leaving her financially ruined.
19Washington Redskins All-Time Passing Yards Leader (25,206).
20MVP of 1984 Pro Bowl.
211983 AP Offensive Player of the Year.
221983 AP NFL MVP.
231982 NFL Man of the Year. Awarded for community service and excellence on the field.
24Still holds Notre Dame's single-game record for most passing yards with 526 against USC in 1970.
25Finished second to Stanford's Jim Plunkett in the 1970 Heisman Trophy voting.
26Was used as a punt returner at Notre Dame during his sophomore year, then took over at quarterback after seven games when starter Terry Hanratty was injured. Remained Notre Dame's starting quarterback until he graduated.
27NFL career ended in 1985 when linebacker Lawrence Taylor of the New York Giants broke his leg on a sack during a nationally-televised NFL Monday Night Football (1970) game.
28Played college football at Notre Dame. Originally pronounced his last name "THEES-man" until he enrolled, when Notre Dame's sports information department convinced him to change the pronunciation to rhyme with "Heisman." All during his senior season, they would promote him to sportswriters as "Theismann, as in Heisman!" in hopes that he would win enough votes for the Heisman Trophy.
29Chosen as one of the 70 greatest Washington Redskins (June 2002).
30Former quarterback for the Washington Redskins.


Love on the Sidelines2016TV MovieOwen Holland
Brooklyn Nine-Nine2014TV SeriesJoe Theismann
Necessary Roughness2013TV SeriesJoe Theismann
The Man from Left Field1993TV MoviePhil Corey
Cannonball Run II1984Mack
B.J. and the Bear1981TV SeriesJerry
The Man with Bogart's Face1980Jock


Highly Questionable2016TV SeriesHimself
A Football Life2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Former Washington Redskins Quarterback
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself - Operating Camera
Outnumbered2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Co-Host
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Notre Dame Reborn2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Quarterback, 1967-1970
Hannity2014TV SeriesHimself - Former NFL Quarterback / Himself
Fox and Friends2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Former NFL Quarterback / Himself
Mike & Mike2013TV SeriesHimself - Former Washington Redskins Quarterback
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
LT: The Life & Times2013DocumentaryHimself
Feherty2012TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2011TV Series
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Rise Above the Silver and Gold2009VideoHimself
All the Presidents' Movies: The Movie2009DocumentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2008TV SeriesHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2007TV SeriesHimself
18th Annual American Century Championship2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Pardon the Interruption2007TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
NFL Monday Night Football1974-2006TV SeriesHimself - Washington Redskins Quarterback / Himself - Color Commentator
17th Annual American Century Championship2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XL Pre-Game Show2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
ESPN's Sunday Night Football1988-2006TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator / Himself - Color Comm / Himself -Color Commentator
16th Annual American Century Championship2005TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker2005TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Wheel of Fortune2004TV SeriesHimself
Born American2003TV Series documentaryHost
2001 NFL Draft2001TV SeriesHimself - Analyst
ESPY Awards2000TV Special
2000 NFL Draft2000TV SpecialHimself - Analyst
1999 NFL Draft1999TV MovieHimself - Analyst
1998 NFL Draft1998TV MovieHimself - Analyst
1997 NFL Draft1997TV SeriesHimself - Analyst
Good Luck1996Himself
1996 NFL Draft1996TV MovieHimself - Analyst
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
1994 NFL Draft1994TV MovieHimself - Analyst
Bob Mann's Automatic Golf1993TV SeriesHimself
1993 Hall of Fame Bowl1993TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
1991 NFL Draft1991TV SpecialHimself - Analyst
1991 NFL Pro Bowl1991TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
1989 NFL Pro Bowl1989TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
American Gladiators1989TV SeriesHimself - Host / Host / Himself (Host)
Super Bowl XXI1987TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
Super Bowl XIX1985TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
Super Bowl XVIII1984TV MovieHimself - Washington Redskins Quarterback
Late Night with David Letterman1984TV SeriesHimself
1983 NFC Championship Game1983TV SpecialHimself - Washington Redskins Quarterback
The NFL on CBS1978-1983TV SeriesHimself - Washington Redskins Quarterback
Super Bowl XVII1983TV MovieHimself - Washington Redskins Quarterback
1982 NFC Championship Game1982TV SpecialHimself - Washington Redskins Quarterback
Today1982TV SeriesHimself
Wake Up the Echoes: The History of Notre Dame Football1982Video documentaryHimself - Quarterback, 1970
1981 Liberty Bowl1981TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator

Archive Footage

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Blind Side2009Himself (uncredited)
Rome Is Burning2008TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines2006TV SeriesHimself
A Football Life2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself - NFL Hall of Famer
Year of the Quarterback2011TV Series documentaryHimself

Won Awards

1994CableACECableACE AwardsSports Commentator/AnalystESPN's Sunday Night Football (1987)

Nominated Awards

1995CableACECableACE AwardsSports Commentator/AnalystESPN's Sunday Night Football (1987)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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