Kelvin Benjamin Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Height, Siblings, NFL

March 7, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Kelvin Benjamin is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for five seasons.

He is best known for his impressive rookie season with the Carolina Panthers in 2014 when he had over 1,000 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.

He played for the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs, but injuries and inconsistency hampered his career.

In 2021, he attempted a comeback as a tight end with the New York Giants but was cut before the season started.

Profile

  • Full name: Kelvin Shawon Benjamin
  • Date of birth: February 5, 1991
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Belle Glade, Florida, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Former NFL player
  • Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Partner: Khloe
  • Children: Kelvin Jr. Benjamin (son), Kelyiah Benjamin (daughter)
  • Relationship status: Dating
  • Net worth: $6 million

Early Life and Education

Kelvin Benjamin, now 33 years old, was born on February 5, 1991, in Belle Glade, Florida, to an American mother and a Jamaican father who was deported when Benjamin was very young. He had a troubled childhood and spent time in a juvenile detention center.

He played football, basketball, and track at Glades Central High School, where he was a four-star recruit.

He attended Florida State University from 2011 to 2013, where he won the BCS national championship and was named a first-team All-American in his final season. He majored in social science.

Personal Life

Kelvin Benjamin has a son named Kelvin Jr., born in 2014 with his ex-girlfriend Briona Mae. He also has a daughter named Kelyiah, born in 2017, with his current girlfriend Khloe.

He has not revealed the names of his parents or siblings, but he has said that he has a close relationship with his mother and that she is his inspiration.

Career

Kelvin Benjamin was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft and had a promising rookie season with over 1,000 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.

However, he suffered a torn ACL in 2015 and missed the entire season. He returned in 2016 with 941 yards and seven touchdowns, but his performance declined in 2017, and he was traded to the Buffalo Bills midseason.

He struggled with the Bills and was released in 2018. After that, he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs but made little impact.

He did not play in the NFL in 2019 or 2020 and attempted a comeback as a tight end with the New York Giants in 2021, but he was cut before the season started. He announced his retirement from football in August 2021.

Net Worth

Kelvin Benjamin’s net worth is estimated to be around $6 million. He earned most of his money from NFL contracts, endorsements, and investments.

In 2014, he signed a four-year, $7.66 million contract with the Panthers, which included a $3.96 million signing bonus.

Controversy

Kelvin Benjamin has faced some controversy in his career, such as being criticized for his weight and work ethic by former teammates and coaches and being accused of sexual assault by a woman in 2014. Still, the case was dropped due to insufficient evidence.

He also had a heated exchange with his former quarterback Cam Newton before a preseason game in 2018 and was called out by Giants head coach Joe Judge for refusing to follow team rules in 2021.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @kb13zone
  • Twitter: @kelvinbenjamin



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