Kroy Biermann is an American professional football player who played for NFL’s Atlanta Falcons between 2008 and 2015. He is also a reality TV star appearing on Bravo’s “Don’t Be Tardy” alongside his wife Kim Zolciak. Kroy Biermann’s wealth is estimated at $5.5 million.
How He Began
Kroy Evan Biermann was born on September 12, 1985, in Hardin, Montana. Kroy attended Hardin High School where he was extremely active in sports including football, wrestling and track. He excelled in football and wrestling at the state level. Both in his junior and senior year, Kroy was the state’s number 2 and also the team captain in his senior year. He was later named the state wrestling team’s Most Valuable Player.
Football was no different, Kroy played as a linebacker and was selected into the First Team All-State both in the junior and senior year. After graduation, he attended the University of Montana. At Montana, Kroy started off on a right foot beginning from his freshman year in 2004 when he played 14 out of 15 games. Throughout college, Kroy played 52 games with a total of 220 tackles and 32 sacks, making him the second best in the school.
Net Worth / Salary
Following a decorated college career, Kroy was selected in the 2008 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round as the 154 overall pick. At 2008, NFL combine, Kory came out as the top performer in the 3-cone drill and in the vertical jump. He played at the outside linebacker position. His first NFL touchdown came in a Monday night game on November 2, 2009 against New Orleans Saint.
Between 2008 and 2010, Kory earned over $862,000 in salary alone. Subsequently, his annual earnings surged to $2.5 million. In March 2015, after being a free agent for one week and recovering from Achilles, the Atlanta Falcons offered him a 1-year $1,925,000 contract which included a $500,000 signing bonus and $500,000 guaranteed.
Release from Buffalo Bills
Kroy left Atlanta for the first time in his career after signing a 1-year deal with the Buffalo Bills on August 15, 2016. However, after barely a month on the contract, Kroy was released from the roster on September 2, 2016, to become a free agent yet again.
The release was a result of his failure to impress the new side during the pre-season. The Bills who had signed up 90 players cut their roster to 53 before the new season, releasing Kroy in the process. This was much to the dismay of Kroy and his reality star wife Kim who had already taken to social media to show much anticipation about the new move. A few days after Kroy signed the new contract he bought Kim a $100,000 diamond ring to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary.
Kroy’s NFL career seems to be hanging in the balance which has led to many speculations about his marriage, finances and career some of which have been confirmed false. When news emerged that Kroy and Kim could divorce as the family’s main source of income was no more, Kim took to social media to post sweet photos of she and her husband, automatically falsifying the rumors.
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Others also speculated that Kroy was ready for retirement. To debunk the rumor, his agent Buddy Baker clearly stated that “retiring is not a consideration at this point” as the situation is only for a short time.
However, while being out of a job is certainly enough to worry anyone, Kroy whose net worth is estimated at $5.5 million is far from being bankrupt. An October episode of their reality show “Don’t Be Tardy” revealed Kim blowing away $25,000 at a casino. So, apparently, there’s enough to gamble with.
And if Kroy never makes it into any other NFL team again, there are many things the football star can dabble into, like becoming a sports analyst, launching a wrestling career or TV show anchor. About the later, there are rumors that he may join Kelly Ripa as a permanent co-host on ABC’s Live!
Kroy Biermann’s Wife And Children
Kroy met Kim Zolciak at an Atlanta fundraising event in 2010. At the time, Kim was a star on “Real Housewives of Atlanta”. A year after dating, they married on November 11, 2011, in a $1 million wedding party at their Roswell, Georgia, home.
The couple landed their own spin-off show on Bravo titled “Don’t Be Tardy” which premiered on April 26, 2012, becoming the first spin-off of RHOA. Don’t Be Tardy has been running successfully for 5 seasons and counting. Kim reportedly earns $600,000 per season. The couple share 6 children together, two of which are from Kim’s previous relationship.
Brielle and Ariana, Kim’s children from her previous relationships were later adopted by Kroy in 2013. Kroy and Kim welcomed their third child, Kroy Jr shortly after their wedding. After a year and 2 months, the couple also welcomed their second son Kash Kade.
In November 2013 Kroys wife Kim gave birth to their twins; daughter Kaia and son Kane.
Kroy Bierman, his, wife and kids live in their 17,000 square-foot house, a crib which many have described as a dream house. The house is worth over $800,000 dollars.
Kroy Biermann Parents
Kroy was born to Keith his father and Kathy Biermann his mother. It is said that his parents were not in support of him marrying RHOA star Kim as they always wished for him to marry someone different from him. Kroy’s parents did not give their blessings to his union with his wife and the player is reportedly not in good terms with them.
Kroy is a brother to two girls Krista and Kresley his elder sisters. They all grew up with their parents.