Cousins was born on August 19, 1988, and plays American football for the Minnesota Vikings in the National Football League (NFL). He was picked in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins after playing college football at Michigan State, where he was the Spartans’ starting quarterback from 2009 to 2011.
Early Life of Kirk Cousins
Cousins is the son of Don and Maryann Cousins, senior pastors at Discovery Church in Orlando, Florida. He is the youngest of three siblings. Cousins was born in Barrington, Illinois, and attended Holland Christian High School in Holland, Michigan, where he was a member of the Maroons’ football, baseball, and basketball teams.
In his junior year, he fractured his ankle and was compelled to attend camps in order to make a good impression on recruiting institutions. During his high school football career, Cousins threw for 3,204 yards, 40 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions. Cousins was slated to join Toledo or Western Michigan after high school until Mark Dantonio was named Michigan State’s head coach in 2007.
Career of Kirk Cousins
Cousins attended Michigan State University and was a member of the Big Ten Second Team. He has spent his entire NFL career with the Washington Redskins after being selected 102 in the 2012 NFL Draft. Cousins was named NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Week and Fedex Clutch Player of the Week in 2012, respectively. The NFC Offensive Player of the Week twice selected him as the NFL’s top completion percentage leader.
During his career with the Washington Redskins, Cousins threw the 65th perfect game in NFL history, as well as setting a team record with 33 completions in a game and 379 completions in a season. The NFC Offensive Player of the Month award was presented to him in December 2015 after he set the Redskins season yardage record of 4,166. Cousins signed a fully guaranteed three-year contract for $84 million with the Minnesota Vikings on March 15, 2018.
This is the first completely guaranteed deal in NFL history, as well as the highest-paying contract at the time of signing. In his Vikings debut, he threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns in a 24–16 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the season opener. The following week, Cousins threw for 425 yards against the Green Bay Packers.
Personal Life of Kirk Cousins
On June 28, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia, Kirk Cousin married Julie Hampton.
Net Worth of Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins is a professional football player in the United States with a net worth of $70 million. Kirk Cousins made $30 million in salary and endorsements between June 2017 and June 2018. That was enough to propel him to the top of the NFL’s highest-paid players list.
Physical Appearance of Kirk Cousin
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