Nate Newton

Former NFL Player (1961)
Fri Dec 06 2019
By   Pranish

Nate Newton's birth name is Nathaniel Newton, who is a former American NFL player who played for Carolina Panthers as a football guard before retiring. He is best known for his guarding skills and won three Super Bowl champion and six pro bowl as well.

The former NFL player, Nate, was born on 20 December 1961, in Orlando, Florida, the USA, under the zodiac sign, Sagittarius. Further, his nationality is American, and he belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. Read the article until the end and know about his personal life.

Married Twice In His Lifetime And Enjoying With His Second Wife, Michelle

The 58-years-old former NFL player, Nate, is living happily with his current wife, Michelle Newton. The two exchanged their wedding vows in 2004. However, the two has been tight-lipped concerning their marriage details and dating time. 

Nate's wife and their friends posing for a picture
Picture: Nate (second from left) with his wife, Michelle (Left)
Source: Plano Bubble Life

Probably, their wedding ceremony was held privately between their close friends and families. Back on 30 June 2017, he shared a picture of Michelle and his parents-in-law on his Twitter with a caption,

"Michelle with the DeBoles in front of African American museum."

The married couple is living a low-key life and does not want any media attention.

Nate's wife posing picture with her parents
Image: Nate's current wife, Newton with her family
Source: Twitter @NateNewtonKBI

The married couple also shares a son named King Newton from their marital relationship. Currently, King plays for the University of Texas at San Antonio as a defensive end.

First Marriage With Dorothy Newton

Nate was previously in a marital relationship with Dorothy Newton. The pair walked down the aisle in 1992. Their married life was not a success as the two parted their ways after eight years.

Nate's ex-wife Dorothy in his black coat
Image: Nate's ex-wife, Dorothy
Source: CBN

The Pair's marital relationship turned sour, and they filed for divorce in 2000. Dorothy revealed the exact reason for the divorce later in her book. Nate and Dorothy also share a child from their relationship. Their child was a son named Tre Newton, who was born on 15 October 1989. 

Nate posing with his two sons
Image: Nate (in the middle) with his two sons, Tre (right) and King (left)
Source: Dallas Morning News

Tre is 30-years-old as of 2019 and also played football for the University Of Texas. He is currently married to his college sweetheart, Jacklyn Barrera. They tied the knot on 30 June 2018.

Reason Behind Nate's First Divorce

Many people are curious to know about the reason for Nate's and Dorothy's divorce. According to Sports Illustrated, Dorothy wrote a book about her where she stated, 

"After the marriage, Nate used to abuse her verbally, and after his first Super Bowl Win, his verbal abuse started to get physical and beat her."

After he abused her physically, she decided to file a divorce and officially divorce with him in 2000. For now, she is single and enjoying her parenthood raising her son, Tre.

Millions Of Dollars As A Net Worth

The former NFL player has earned a jaw-dropping amount of net worth through his career. Nate's net worth is estimated at around $10 Million as of 2019, which he accumulated through his successful career as a football player. 

Nate in Dallas Cowboys Jersey
Image: Multi-Millionaire Footballer, Nate
Source: Dallas Morning News

Throughout his career, he has played with several well-known football teams such as Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Bandits, Dallas Cowboys, and Carolina Panthers. During his career, he bagged several titles and awards. The title list includes:

  1. Three Super Bowl Champion
  2. Six Pro Bowl
  3. Two All-Pro
  4. USFL All-Time Team

Besides that, he also adds a decent amount of money from his side businesses. In addition to that, he also has many endorsements deals and promotions. During his football playing days with Dallas Cowboys, he received $700,000 per year. 

Furthermore, he might've earned well from the teams that he played, such as Tampa Bay Bandits and Carolina panthers.

Jailed Several Times After Retirement From Football

After his retirement from football, he was arrested for carrying 213 pounds of marijuana in a white van on 4 November 2001. After a month of his first arrest, the cops again caught him on 12 December 2001, for carrying 175 pounds of marijuana.

Right after his second arrest, he was jailed for 30 months in federal prison with a allegation of drug trafficking. He paid $25,000 as a fine for the release. Besides marijuana, he was arrested for doing an illegal dog fight on 21 March 1991.

Back in 2010, he underwent a vertical gastrectomy, which is a surgery of a stomach. After this surgery, 75 percent of his stomach fat was removed, which is 175 pounds.

As A Professional NFL Player

Nate started his career as a football player from his high school days. Later, when he joined University, he signed a football contract with Florida A&M University. He found success with his college team and got the attention of the NFL team. 

Nate Newton during his playing career in the NFL
Frame: Nate Newton in his playing career. 
Source: Casino

His professional NFL career began after being enrolled in the team of Washington Redskins. He played with Redskins for several years and later moved on to Tampa Bay Bandits in 1983. He played there for two years and shifted to Dallas Cowboys in 1986.

He started games as a offensive lineman, and now he is one of the best offensive lines back in the history of the NFL. He also won three Super Bowls in 1992, 1993, and 1995. He remained with Dallas Cowboys until 1998.

Before retiring, he played football with Carolina Panthers. He played his last season in 1999 and called a quit from his NFL career the same year.

One Of The Great NFL Stats

Before retiring, Nate has made a name for himself in the NFL history. Throughout his football career, he has excellent stats, which is comparable to Tony Romo and Cole Beasley.

Watch Nate's Interview In On The Phone

Nate has played 198 games in his lifetime and started with 180 games. He has 5 Fumble recoveries in his 14 seasons altogether. During his fourteen seasons, he won 130 games and lost 68 matches.

 

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