Adam Vinatieri is an American football placekicker. He plays for a team of National Football League (NFL) known as Indianapolis Colts. He holds a record for NHL for having five appearances in Super Bowl and having four wins in the same. Vinatieri was born on 28 December 1972 in Yankton, South Dakota. He was born to Judy M and Paul Vinatieri. He is the second born of four children.
He has a younger brother, Beau who was also a placekicker at Black Hills State University before he graduated in 2003. Vinatieri went to Central High School. The school is located in Rapid City, South Dakota. During his school days, he participated in football, wrestling, basketball, soccer, and track. He graduated in 1991 and joined South Dakota State University where he was a letterman for four years as a punter and a placekicker.
In 2001, Vinatieri married his wife, Valerie. God blessed the couple with two kids who they named AJ and Alison. The family resides in Carmel, India during the football season and lives in Celebration, Florida during the offseason. Adam is a third cousin to the daredevil Evel Knievel and second cousin to scientist and author Tim Foecke. Vinatieri’s nephew, Chase, has also played as a kicker for South Dakota State.
By the time Vinatieri finished college, he had earned 185 career points. In 1995, Vinatieri won a position as a placekicker and a punter with Amsterdam Admirals. The New England Patriots drafted him in 1996. Between 1996 and 2006, Vinatieri was signed by the team. He led the team to four Super Bowls and managed to win three titles. During his time in Patriots, Adam was a two-time American Football Conference (AFC) Champion too.
In 2004, he led the team, and they won over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX and the St. Louis Rams. After the 2005 season, he was undrafted by the Patriots and became a free agent player. Adam decided to sign a five-year contract with Indianapolis Colts on 22nd March 2006. He replaced Mike Vanderjagt. The player he replaced had left the team for the Dallas Cowboys.
IN 2006, Adam made his fifth Super Bowl appearance and his first with the Colts after defeating his former team patriots in the AFC championship game. That was Super Bowl XLI. He won his fourth super bowl award. Adam was in pro down in 2002, 2004 and 2014. He was the NFL alumni special team player of the year 2014. He renewed his contract with Indianapolis.
How much is Adam Vinatieri Net Worth in 2017
Vinatieri’s football career has been a success. He has many awards showing how good he is at what he does. His net worth is $15 million US dollars as of 2017.
Adam Vinatieri is a great football player. Adam has been playing football since high school and is currently the oldest active player in NFL. He is a placekicker. He holds NFL records such as being the only player ever to score 1000 points with two different teams; most postseason points scored, most overtime field goals made among others.