Lyle Alzado Net Worth

Lyle Alzado Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Lyle Martin Alzado net worth is
$2 Million

Lyle Martin Alzado Wiki Biography

Born Lyle Martin Alzado on the 3rd April 1949 in Brooklyn, New York USA, he was a professional American Football player who spent 15 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), playing as a defensive end for the Denver Broncos (1971-1978), Cleveland Browns (1979-1981) and Los Angeles Raiders (1982-1985). During his career, Lyle won the Super Bowl in 1983 season with the Raiders, and played in two Pro-Bowl games, in 1977 and 1978, while he was named as the UPI AFC Player of the Year in 1977, among other recognitions. He passed away on the 14th May 1992 in Portland, Oregon from brain cancer.

Have you ever wondered how rich Lyle Alzado was, at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Alzado’s net worth is as high as $2 million, an amount earned through his career in professional American Football, which was active from 1971 until 1985.

Lyle Alzado Net Worth $2 Million

Lyle was the son of an Italian-Spanish father and a Jewish mother. He spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, New York but when he turned ten, he and his family moved to Cedarhurst, Long Island. Lyle went to Lawrence High School where he started playing football, and in three years was a candidate for a Vardon Trophy.

Unfortunately, after finished high school, Lyle didn’t receive any scholarship offers from colleges across the USA, and as a result enrolled at Kilgore College, after two years moving to Yankton College, located in South Dakota – apparently team-mates and college administrators asked him to leave college due to his friendship with a black student. He played for the Yankton College football team, and though he didn’t have exposure to CFL and NFL scouts, he was seen by one of the scouts of Denver Broncos who accidentally happened to have seen a game between Yankton and Montana Tech, in which Lyle was a dominant force for his team. Consequently he was selected by the Denver Broncos as the 79th overall pick in the 1971 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, Lyle played in 12 games and had 60 tackles and eight sacks. After the season ended, Lyle was back at college finishing his studies; he graduated with a BA degree in physical education.

The following season, Lyle became the team’s sensation, with 91 tackles and 10.5 sacks, while in 1973 he led his team to a positive end of the season, the first time in the team history as they had 7-5-2 season result. Lyle continued to build up his game performance, and in 1977 earned his first Pro Bowl selection, while he also made the All-Pro team and All-AFC. The same year, the Broncos reached Super Bowl but were beaten by the Dallas Cowboys.

During 1979 Lyle and Broncos front office tried to reach an agreement over new contract, however, they couldn’t settle on contract worth and how long it would keep him a part of the franchise, and as a result he was traded to the Cleveland Browns, where he continued with dominating performances, leading the Browns to the AFC Central division finals. He had some injury problems in 1981, and later troubles in private life, but kept his professionalism with 83 tackles and 8.5 sacks. Unfortunately, the rest of the Browns didn’t follow him up on his performance, and Cleveland suffered a negative season with only five victories.

After the end of 1981 season, he was traded to the Oakland Raiders, who became Los Angeles Raiders in 1982. He stayed with the Raiders until 1985 and won the Super Bowl in 1983 when they dominated the Washington Redskins 38:9, setting the record for winning with the highest margin and also most points scored by an AFC team in a Super Bowl.

He retired at the end of the 1985 season, but five years later, Lyle tried to make a come-back, however, he injured his knee during preseason training and was released by the Raiders.
He shortly worked as a color analyst for NBC, covering NFL games on the network during the 1988-1989 season, which also contributed to his wealth.

Regarding his personal life, Lyle married four times – his fourth wife was Kathy Alzado Murray who he married in 1991 and the two remained until his death in 1992. He first married in 1975 to Sharon Sarvak; the two divorced five years later and didn’t have children. Four years after divorcing Sharon, Lyle married Cindy with whom he had one child before their divorce the year following the wedding. His third wife was Kris Alzado, with whom he was married from 1987 until 1989.

Lyle admitted that he had been using steroids since the start of his career and later in life, without stopping, and he believed that the use of steroids led to the brain cancer that killed him. He passed away on the 14th May 1992 in Portland, Oregon – his remains were interred at River View Cemetery in Portland.

Full NameLyle Alzado
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthApril 3, 1949
DiedMay 14, 1992, Portland, Oregon, United States
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York, USA
Height6' 3" (1.91 m)
Weight115 Kg
ProfessionFootball defensive end
EducationLawrence High School, Yankton College
SpouseKathy Alzado Murray (m. 1991–1992), Kris Alzado (m. 1987–1989), Cindy Alzado (m. 1984–1985)
ParentsMartha Sokolow Alzado, Maurice Alzado
SiblingsPeter Alzado, Janice Alzado-Lotz
MoviesNeon City, Hangfire, Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All, Who's Harry Crumb?, Destroyer, Tapeheads, Ernest Goes to Camp, The Double McGuffin
TV ShowsLearning the Ropes
1I never met a man I didn't want to fight.
2I don't really trust a sane person.
1He is buried in Portland, Oregon's River View Cemetery.
2Alzado played college football at Yankton College in Yankton, SD. Yankton College is now a minimum security federal prison.
3Inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
4Between acting and football gigs, Alzado was a popular TV spokesman for Hanes underwear: "Even we tough guys like a little extra comfort underneath." Lyle also produced and starred in his own workout video, "No Sweat."
5In an interview on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series, Peter Alzado who is Lyle Alzado's brother spoke about Lyle: "That violence that you saw on the field was not real stuff. Lyle used football as a way of expressing his anger at the world and at the way he grew up".
6Was a good friend of Gil Gerard, although they never acted together.
7Blamed his cancer on steroid use.
8Defensive end with the Denver Broncos (1971-1978), Cleveland Browns (1979-1981), and Los Angeles Raiders (1982-1985).


Neon City1991Bulk
Comrades in Arms1991Gen. Rada
Top Cops1991TV SeriesRobert Fabrey
Broken Badges1990TV SeriesTommy Moran
MacGyver1990TV SeriesTiny
CBS Schoolbreak Special1990TV SeriesHugo
Dragnet1990TV SeriesEd Bachman
Club Fed1990Brawn
Zapped Again!1990VideoCoach Kirby
True Blue1990TV SeriesMarv Kosak
Shocktroop1989Gen. Orlorf
Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All1989TV MovieReggie Diaz
Who's Harry Crumb?1989Man In Apartment
Learning the Ropes1988TV SeriesRobert Randall
Destroyer1988Ivan Moser
Tapeheads1988Thor Alexeev
The Highwayman1987TV MovieIron Butt
Ernest Goes to Camp1987Bronk Stinson (Foreman)
Oceans of Fire1986TV MovieWitkowski
Riptide1985TV SeriesEd Kramden
Trapper John, M.D.1981TV SeriesDr. Hansley
The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite1981TV MovieMamie
I'm a Big Girl Now1981TV SeriesRick
The Double McGuffin1979Assassin #2


Circle of Champions the History of Woman's Pro Wrestling2017Documentary in memory of pre-production


One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHimself
Up Close Primetime1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Sports1991TV SeriesHimself
Into the Night1990TV SeriesHimself
Out of This World1990TV SeriesHimself
Follies, Crunches and Highlights1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!1989TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1989TV SeriesGuest Appearance
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1988TV SeriesHimself
Small Wonder1988TV SeriesHimself
Amazing Stories1985TV SeriesHimself
The NFL on CBS1977-1985TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Raiders Defensive End / Himself - Denver Broncos Defensive End
Yearbook: Class of 19671985TV SpecialHimself - Host
NFL Monday Night Football1973-1984TV SeriesHimself - Denver Broncos Defensive End / Himself - Los Angeles Raiders Defensive End
The NFL on NBC1972-1984TV SeriesHimself - Denver Broncos Defensive End / Himself - Los Angeles Raiders Defensive End / Himself - Cleveland Browns Defensive End
Super Bowl XVIII1984TV MovieHimself - Los Angeles Raiders Right Defensive End
1983 AFC Championship Game1984TV MovieHimself - Los Angeles Raiders Defensive End
Dom DeLuise and Friends1983TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XII1978TV SpecialHimself - Denver Broncos Right Defensive End
1977 AFC Championship Game1978TV SpecialHimself - Denver Broncos Defensive End

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A Football Life2014TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Bigger Stronger Faster*2008DocumentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2003TV Series documentaryHimself

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