NFL cornerback Jeff Gladney died following a tragic car crash in May 2022. He was an American football player who was playing for the NFL team Arizona Cardinals. The Minnesota Vikings drafted him in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He played college football for the Texas Christian University.
Gladney and his girlfriend tragically died in a car crash in Dallas, Texas on 30 May 2022.
What is Jeff Gladney Famous For?
- NFL cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals.
Where is Jeff Gladney From?
Jeff Gladney was born on 30 May 2022. His birth place was in New Boston, Texas in the United States. He held American nationality. Information about his parents and siblings is not available.
Gladney attended New Boston High School where he played high school football. He was a three-star recruit. After high school, he committed to Texas Christian University. He redshirted his freshman year due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament which he sustained during his senior year in high school. He earned first-team all-Big 12 Conference by Pro Football Focus and second-team all-Big 12 by the coaches following his junior season. He played and concluded his senior year despite an injury to his meniscus before the season. His senior year performance earned him All-Big 12 honors by the Associated Press. He was named to the 2020 Senior Bowl roster after his senior season.
Jeff Gladney NFL Career
- Jeff Gladney entered the 2020 NFL Draft.
- The Minnesota Vikings selected him in the first round of the draft.
- He was named the fourth cornerback behind, Cameron Dantzler, Mike Hughes, and Holton Hill to start the 2020 NFL season.
- He finished his rookie season with 81 total tackles, 3 passes defensed, and one forced fumble.
- The Vikings released him on 3 August 2021 after his indictment for domestic violence.
- He signed with the Arizona Cardinals on 16 March 2022.
Who is Jeff Gladney Girlfriend?
Jeff Gladney was not married. But he was dating a girl who died along with him in a tragic car accident.
He had a son from his previous relationship.
How Did Jeff Gladney Die?
Jeff Gladney and his girlfriend were killed in a car accident in Dallas, Texas on 30 May 2022. His Mercedes SUV at high speed clipped a car. His vehicles spun off the road, crashed into a brick wall, and ignited into flames causing instant death. He was only 25.
What is Jeff Gladney Height?
Jeff Gladney stood at the height of 1.8 m i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He had a body weight of 199 lbs i.e. 90 kg. He had an athletic body build.
His sexual orientation was straight.
What is Jeff Gladney Salary and Net Worth?
Jeff Gladney was a rising star in NFL. He spent two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings before being released in August 2021. He then signed with the Arizona Cardinals for the 2022 NFL season. He was making a decent income from his NFL career.
Did You Know?
- He had received offers from North Texas, Northern Illinois, Rice, Texas State, and UTSA.
- He was a four-year starter at Texas Christian University.
- He was drafted 31st overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.
- He recorded his first forced fumble on running back Brian Hill of the Atlanta Falcons.
- In 2021, he was found not guilty of the charges of domestic violence.