Shawne Merriman Net Worth

Shawne Merriman Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Shawne DeAndre Merriman net worth is
$13 Million

Shawne DeAndre Merriman Wiki Biography

Shawne DeAndre Merriman, born on the 25th May 1984, is a former American Football player, a linebacker in the National Football League(NFL), playing for the San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills, who became popular with his nickname “Lights Out” for knocking down opposing players.

So how much is Merriman’s net worth? As of mid-2016, it is estimated by authoritative sources to be over $13 million, acquired from his years of playing professional football.

Shawne Merriman Net Worth $13 million

Born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland USA, Merriman started his love for sports during his years in Frederick Douglass High School in his hometown. Although he also played basketball, Merriman excelled at football, and during his senior year, he was selected to the first team all-state and was awarded by the Associated Press as Maryland Defensive Player of the Year.

With his laurels in high school, Merriman was pursued by many colleges but chose to stay in Maryland. He attended University of Maryland and played for their team, the Maryland Terrapins while getting his degree in criminal justice. He once again performed well and received recognitions like being named to the NACC All-Conference team and winning the Iron Term award for the “strongest pound for pound player”.

With his promising talent and future, Merriman decided to forego his last year in college and enter the Draft for the NFL in 2005, being selected 12th by the San Diego Chargers, signing a 5-year contract with the team worth $11.5 million. The start of his professional career immediately helped increase his net worth.

During his years playing pro football, Merriman has received awards and positive comments for his performances. He was awarded “Defensive Rookie of the Year” by the Associated Press and became part of the All-Pro team from 2005 to 2007.

In 2006, Merriman faced controversy when he tested positive for steroids, which Merriman said that he had taken by accident during his off-season break. He tried other tests and tested negative among others, but unfortunately he was still suspended for four games. After the suspension, Merriman went back into the game and continued to perform well. Unfortunately, new problems arose as he encountered injuries more often. In 2010, he was released from the San Diego Chargers due to his injuries.

Later that year, Merriman transferred to the Buffalo Bills, and his move helped his net worth. Unfortunately, more injuries hindered his performance, and he eventually decided to retire in 2013.

Aside from playing in the NFL, Merriman also did a little bit of acting in the parody production of the movie “Field of Dreams” by Funny or Die. Merriman appeared in “Field of Dreams 2: Lockout”, “Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout with Taylor Lautner: Behind the Scenes” and “Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout with Taylor Lautner: Deleted Scenes.” These productions also added in his wealth.

In terms of his personal life, Merriman dated reality star Tila Tequila, but the relationship didn’t last; he is reputedly still single.

Full NameShawne Merriman
Net Worth$13 Million
Date Of BirthMay 25, 1984
Place Of BirthWashington, D.C., United States
Height6' 4" (1.93 m)
ProfessionAmerican football player
EducationUniversity of Maryland, College Park
ParentsGloria Williams
AwardsNFL Honors - AP Defensive Rookie of the Year
NominationsPepsi Next Rookie of the Year
MoviesFriday Night Phenoms: Vol. 1
1Placed on "minor-injury designation" by the San Diego Chargers. Merriman must be released by the team when he becomes healthy. [October 2010]
2Girlfriend Tila Tequila signed a citizen's arrest warrant accusing him of choking and restraining her as she tried to leave his home. Merriman has denied any wrong-doing. (6 September, 2009).
3Outside linebacker selected 12th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers out of the University of Maryland.


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Explain Things to Me2016TV SeriesHimself
The Playboy Morning Show2015TV SeriesHimself
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The Mindy Project2013TV SeriesHimself
Kendra on Top2013TV SeriesHimself - Former San Diego Charger
Off Season2013TV Series
The Biggest Loser2011TV SeriesHimself
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Field of Dreams 2: Lockout2011ShortHimself
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Entourage2010TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2008TV SeriesHimself
2007 AFC Championship Game2008TV SpecialHimself - San Diego Chargers Linebacker
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NBC Sunday Night Football2006TV SeriesHimself - San Diego Chargers Linebacker
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