Micah Parsons net worth: Micah Parsons is an American football linebacker and defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football at Penn State, where he was named a Consensus All-American, the Butkus–Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year, and the Cotton Bowl Defensive MVP as a sophomore in 2019, before being drafted by the Cowboys in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
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Micah Parsons Facts
Micah Aaron Parsons was born on May 26, 1999 (age 23 years) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. He is the son of Terrence Parsons.
He attended Central Dauphin High School for his freshman and sophomore years, before transferring to Harrisburg High School where he started at both defensive end and running back. As a freshman, he tallied 121 tackles, 27 tackles for loss and 18.5 sacks. As a junior, he collected 69 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks.
As a senior, Parsons posted 1,239 rushing yards, 27 rushing touchdowns (tied for ninth in the state) 99 receiving yards and 2 receiving touchdowns. He racked up 55 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 10+1⁄2 sacks and one interception. Parsons also played varsity basketball.
He was a five-star recruit and was ranked #4 in his class by 247Sports.com and #7 by ESPN. Parsons was recruited by Nebraska, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Alabama and Penn State. On December 19, it was reported that Ohio State had committed NCAA violations because the university allowed him on the set of ESPN’s College GameDay to take a picture with analyst Kirk Herbstreit.
Due to the fact that Herbstreit was a former Ohio State University quarterback, it was a violation of NCAA rules as recruits are not allowed to have contact with members of the media associated with former student-athletes. As a result, Ohio State agreed to no longer recruit, Parsons.
Penn State University offered Parsons a football scholarship after just four games of his freshman season and he initially committed in the spring of 2016, before de-committing for a while and committing again on December 20, 2017. He graduated from Harrisburg High School seven months early to expedite the enrollment process.
After committing to Penn State, Micah Parsons was informed by head coach James Franklin that he would start his Penn State career as a middle linebacker rather than a defensive end, which he played in high school. Franklin also announced that Parsons would be in contention for the starting job even though he was a true freshman.
In his freshman year, Parsons only started one out of 13 games for the Nittany Lions but managed to lead the team in tackles with 82, while also making 4 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 10 quarterback hurries and 2 forced fumbles. He became the first Nittany Lion to ever lead the team in tackles as a freshman.
Micah Parsons started as an outside linebacker against Rutgers University, after junior linebacker Cam Brown was disciplined because of a rules violation incident, with Parsons making 7 tackles (2 for loss) and a strip-sack. He had 14 tackles (one for loss) and a strip-sack against the University of Kentucky in the 2019 Citrus Bowl. He finished second in the Big Ten Freshman of the Year voting behind wide receiver Rondale Moore.
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Prior to the start of his sophomore season, Parsons was named to the Butkus Award preseason watch list. He started 12 out of 13 games at middle linebacker, totalling 109 tackles (14 for loss), five sacks, 26 quarterback hurries, five deflected passes, and four forced fumbles. Parsons went on to be named the Butkus–Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year (given to the Big Ten Linebacker of the Year) and a consensus All-American. Parsons was named the 2019 Cotton Bowl Classic defensive MVP after recording 14 tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles.
He opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and declined his remaining years of college eligibility in favour of making himself available to the NFL in the 2021 draft.
Micah Parsons was selected in the first round (12th overall) by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2021 NFL Draft. He signed his four-year rookie contract, worth $17 million, on June 9, 2021. In response to DeMarcus Lawrence breaking his foot in practice, before week 2, Dallas converted Parsons back to his high school position of the defensive end where he saw immediate success, particularly as a pass rusher. In Week 8, Parsons had 11 tackles, including four for loss in a 20-16 win over the Vikings, earning NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Wife: Micah Parsons is currently single. His girlfriend or wife to be is unknown to the general public.
Micah Parsons net worth
How much is Micah Parsons worth? Micah Parsons net worth is estimated at around $4 million. His main source of income is from his career as an American football player. His successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the young rising NFL players in the United States.