Facts to Note About How Jadeveon Clowney Made His Money and His Family Ties

Net Worth:$13 million
Age/Date of Birth:
28 years old (14 February 1993)
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Wife or Girlfriend:Najah Re Martin
Parents:Father: David Morgan
Mother: Josenna Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney has become one player that opposing team quarterbacks do not like to see coming at them. Thanks to his domineering body size and the unnatural speed he has. The defensive end, who joined the NFL in 2014 Houston Texans drafted him first overall owing to his outstanding performances for the University of South Carolina. He earned unanimous College All-American honors among many other awards. He has built a reputation for doing anything possible to get the business done. This is one reason why teams would love to have him on their roster but another reason why he has been heavily fined over the years.

Jadeveon Clowney has a net worth of $13 million which he has so far mostly made as an outside linebacker/ defensive end in NFL.

How Jadeveon Clowney Built His $13 Million Net Worth From Football Career

While he is as of 2020 a free agent, Jadeveon Clowney boasts an estimated current net worth of $13 million. The four-year contract he signed with the Houston Texans when he entered the league remains his biggest deal so far.

Houston selected Clowney first overall during the 2014 NFL draft. He went on to sign a four-year contract worth $22.272 million. The deal further came with a signing bonus of $14.518 million. Clowney made his debut on August 9, 2014, in his team’s first preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. There, he recorded a tackle for a loss of 5 yards before making his first professional sack in the second preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Despite what appeared to be a bright start to life in the big leagues, the player found himself suffering a knee injury in the season opener against the Washington Redskins which forced him to leave the game in the second quarter. He ended up missing a majority of the season, playing in only four games and recording 7 tackles.

In the following year, after nursing himself back to action, Jadeveon Clowney recorded 40 tackles, 4.5 sacks, with 6 passes defended in a total of 13 games. The 2016 season saw the defensive end earn his first Pro Bowl selection. He also garnered First-Team All-Pro honors after recording 16 tackles for a loss, 6 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 2 passes defended, and 52 total tackles in 14 starts.

Before the beginning of the 2017 season, the Texans picked up the fifth-year option on Clowney’s contract. The player did not disappoint that year as he scored his first NFL touchdown off of a fumble by Tom Brady in a game that his team eventually lost. Following this, Clowney went on to make it to his second Pro Bowl. His fellow players ranked him #32 in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.

The 2018 season started quite well for the young African-American. Jadeveon became the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording 4 tackles, 2 two sacks, recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown in a 37-34 win over the Indianapolis Colts. He ended up finishing the season with nine sacks, 47 total tackles, one pass defended, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery for a touchdown.


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His Stint with the Seattle Seahawks

After about five years of his professional playing career with the Texans, th club traded Clowney to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for Jacob Martin, Barkevious Mingo, and a third-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

With the Seahawks, the player met the club’s expectations. He recorded his first-ever regular-season interception in a game against the Arizona Cardinals on September 29, 2019. In week 10, after recording a strip-sack on San Francisco 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo, Clowney became the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. He later made it to one of the 2020 Pro Bowl alternates.

How Clowney Spends His Millions

Jadeveon Clowney is not so open about his finances. Hence, it is not clear if he has made investments or lives a very lavish life in a mansion with fleets of cars.

However, the linebacker has lost much of his wealth to a series of fines during the course of his professional career. On two occasions (October 14, 2016, and December 29, 2017) he earned a fine of $9,115 for a facemask penalty. He also received a fine of $18,231 in January 2017 for roughing up quarterback Tom Brady.

The following years were no different for the talented defensive end. He bagged a fine of $10,026 in September 2018 for taunting Titans tight end Luke Stocker from the sidelines. The two other fines he received the same year were on December 21 and 28. He was fined for roughing up New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold and for illegally sacking Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. The most-recent fine against him was on January 11, 2019, when he was fined $10,026 for unsportsmanlike conduct against Indianapolis. 

Meet Jadeveon Clowney’s Parents

Jadeveon Clowney was born to David Morgan and Josenna Clowney on February 14, 1993, in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He, however, grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina with his maternal grandparents; John and Josephine Clowney. They were supportive of his football career.

Details of His Father, David Morgan’s Scandals and Prison Spells

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Jadeveon missed his fatherly childhood experience as his father was arrested in 1995 when he was just two years old. David Morgan landed in prison that same year after he became convicted over a robbery attack he carried out on a Rock Hill check-cashing business. Morgan left the prison walls in 2006 after he completed his sentence that year.

Many years later (in 2015), Jadeveon Clowney’s father faced another 35 years in prison for attempted murder. Morgan allegedly fired shots at the employees of Crazy Horse Street Club after he was kicked out of the stage for causing a disturbance. However, David Morgan pleaded guilty causing the court to drop charges of attempted. Although his victims Braxton, the club manager and his girlfriend were not hit, he was subsequently sentenced to three years imprisonment. David Morgan was shot in the shoulder during the shootout but recovered not quite long.

Although Clowney allegedly reconciled with his father during his teenage years, the latter’s scandalous lifestyle certainly put a strain on their relationship. The athlete is however, close to his mother’s longtime boyfriend, Christopher Jones.

Interesting Facts About Clowney’s Mum, Josenna Clowney

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Someone can confidently say that Josenna is a hardworking mum. She made growing up easy for her son Jadeveon without the presence of his father. To provide for her son, Josenna Clowney worked as a processing technician at the Frito-Lay plant in Charlotte, North Carolina as the father of his son was in prison.

Josenna spent most of her time at the plant while her parents helped in raising Jadeveon. She worked there for 20 years in other to give Jadeveon a good life. Again, it’s obvious that her working at Frito-Lay also made way for Jadeveon to get a Brand contract with Frito-Lay. According to Jadeveon, his mum is his motivation. For this reason, he has assured her that he will take good care of her.

Who Is Jadeveon Clowney’s Babymama, Najah Ré?

  • Full Name: Najah Ré Martin
  • Occupation: Makeup artist
  • Partner: Jadeveon Clowney (since 2012)
  • No of Children: 1

Looking at his love life, Jadeveon Clowney is in a relationship with a woman, Najah Ré. He met her at the University of Houston in 2012. Najah is a professional makeup artist according to her Insta bio where she described herself as a Certified Production Makeup Artist.

Najah is a beautiful and unique lady who is full of positive vibes and optimism. She once expressed on her tweeter that she doesn’t hesitate to cut off anyone with negative vibes from her life. Najah so much loves Jadeveon as she often cites how much she prays for him.

Jadeveon and Najah had a son Jahil in mid-October 2015. The adorable boy is enjoying so much love from his parents. One could easily guess that one of the reasons the couple live together is for their son to enjoy both parents love as his dad Jadeveon, did not enjoy fatherly love during his childhood.

Profile Summary 
First Name:Jadeveon
Last Name:Clowney
Also Known As:
Doo Doo, Dr, Clowney
Football defensive end
Famous For:NFL Free Agent
Colleges/Universities Attended:
University of South Carolina
Educational Qualifications:
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
28 years old (14 February 1993)
Zodiac Sign:Aquarius
Birth Place:
Rock Hill, South Carolina,
Country of Residence:
United States of America (USA)
Physical Attributes
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
255 lb (116 kg)
Eye Colour:
Hair Color:
Other Body Measurements:
Marital Status:
Najah Re Martin
Family and Relatives
David Morgan
Mother:Josenna Clowney
​Jahlil​ Clowney - Son(born -October 2015)
Other Relatives:
Grandparents - John and Josephine Clowney
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
$13 million
Source of Wealth:
Football career, Endorsements

Chika Udeh
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