John Hekker Biography: Salary, Wife, Age, Net Worth, Parents, High School, Family, House, NFL, Contract, Stats, Masked Singer, Wikipedia

John Hekker Biography: Salary, Wife, Age, Net Worth, Parents, High School, Family, House, NFL, Contract, Stats, Masked Singer, Wikipedia

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Biography

John Robert Hekker (born February 8, 1990) is an American football punter for the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams (NFL). 

He attended Oregon State University and was acquired as an undrafted free agent by the Rams in 2012. 

John Hekker has been named the First-Team All-Pro four times and is a four-time Pro Bowler. With a 65-yard punt in Super Bowl LIII, he holds the NFL record for the longest punt in Super Bowl history.

John Hekker
John Hekker: History • Bio • Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Real Name: John Robert “Johnny” Hekker
Stage Name: John Hekker
Born: 8 February 1990 (age 32 years old)
Place of Birth: Redmond, Washington, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.96 m
Parents: Mr. And Mrs. Hekker
Siblings: N/A
Wife • Spouse: Makalya Hekker (m. 2015)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: N/A
Occupation: Football Punter
Net Worth: US$18,000,000-US$25,000,000

Early Life & Education

Johnny Hekker was born on the 8th day of February 1990. He was born in Redmond, Washington, to Mr. And Mrs. Hekker

His parents were big fans of American football. 

Johnny Hekker is an alumnus of Oregon State College. He completed his high school education at Bothell in Washington. 

Career

While at Oregon State UniversityJohn Hekker was a member of the Beavers football team. He won the Sun Bowl Special Teams MVP award in 2008 after totaling 45 yards on ten punts, including 57 and 52 yarders in the fourth quarter of the Beavers’ 3–0 win over the Pitt Panthers. 

He was a four-year starter and one of Oregon State’s most prolific punters by the end of his undergraduate career. In 2011, against the Utah Utes, he set a single-game school record with a 52.5 average (six punts for 315 yards).

With a 41.3 yard average per punt, John Hekker placed third in school history in career punt yardage. In 2011, he was called to the Ray Guy Award Watch List and was named Punter of the Week by the College Football Performance Award. 

The Ray Guy Award is given annually to the best punter in the country. He was nominated for the Ray Guy Award and the Phil Steele All-Pac-10 Second Team as a semi-finalist in 2009. John Hekker had 52 career punts over 50 yards as a senior, including 17 in which he had at least one punt of 60 yards in six different games.

With 87 career punts inside the 20-yard line, he earned Pac-12 Conference Honorable Mention in 2011.

In all but one game, he also had at least one 50-yard punt in 2010

As a Beaver, Hekker had a few noteworthy kicks. One was the school’s second-longest punt ever. In 2010, against USC, the punt went for 74 yards. Another time, he shanked the ball for a 4-yard loss on a negative-yardage punt.

John Hekker also worked as a placekick holder for three years.

He was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2012. he officially broke Andy Lee‘s (44) single-season record for net punt yards (44.2) set in 2006 for the San Francisco 49ers on December 29, 2013.

He committed to a six-year, US$18 million contract deal on December 5, 2014, with US$9 million guaranteed. His contract is the largest ever offered to a punter.

John Hekker led the league in net punting average again in 2015, and the Associated Press picked him an All-Pro for the second time.

He signed a two-year contract extension with the Rams through the 2022 season on September 11, 2017.

Career Honors

  • Super Bowl champion (LVI)
  • 4× First-team All-Pro (2013, 2015–2017)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2014, 2018)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (2013, 2015–2017)
  • NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
  • Super Bowl record for longest punt (65-yard punt in Super Bowl LIII)

Personal Life

Johnny Hekker is a Christian. He is married to Makayla Hekker. The couple is yet to have a child.

Net Worth

Johnny Hekker has an estimated net worth of US$18,000,000 to US$25,000,000. 

Social Media

Johnny Hekker is active on several social media apps, including Twitter and Instagram. He has a large fanbase consisting of fans of American Football. His handle is @JohnnyHekker.



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