Stephen Gostkowski is a renowned American football placekicker who shot to prominence after he was drafted by the New England Patriots (NEP) in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.
Over 12 years and counting, Gostkowski has proved and showed football lovers that he has everything it takes to be an American football legend. All through his career as an incredible placekicker for the New England Patriots, Stephen has won two Super Bowls, lost one, and is always ready to sell his skills and strategy on the field.
Famed as Patriot’s most accurate kicker and the third-most accurate kicker the National Football League (NFL) has ever produced, Gostkowski has scored incredible game points and is currently the highest average points per game scorer. To his credit, he’s the man behind the longest field goal in Patriots’ history.
In this article, we’ll bring to light everything you need to know about the Patriots football star, including lesser-known facts you can’t find elsewhere.
Stephen Gostkowski’s Biography
New England Patriots celebrated player Stephen Gostkowski was born as Stephen Carroll Gostkowski on January 28, 1984, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States to American parents Larry Gostkowski and Cindy Gostkowski who supposedly were well-to-do. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. Stephen is also called “Beav” – a nickname he got for losing two of his front teeth while playing hockey as a young boy.
He had his high school education at Madison Central High School in Madison, from where he proceeded to the University of Memphis for his higher education. Before his graduation from high school in 2002, Stephen was a renowned sportsman who showed impressive proficiency in baseball and soccer games. After gaining admission into college to exercise and sports science, he was picked as part of the Memphis Tigers football team and the University’s baseball team respectively.
His big break came in 2006 when he turned professional, leading to his drafting by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Ever since this breakthrough, Gostkowski has continued to soar higher than many imagined.
As a seasoned player, Stephen has received numerous rewards and awards for being one of the finest players the NFL has ever produced. His consistency and proficiency on the field have also earned him admiration from an overwhelming number of fans in and outside America.
Family – Wife and Kids
Stephen Gostkowski’s wife, Hallie Gostkowski (nee Swearingen), is one of the luckiest women in the world. While most accomplished men find it difficult managing their fame and fortune, Hallie’s husband seems to be different. Super kicker Stephen and Hallie met while in college, the love story started in an anatomy class where the perfect couple first developed a love for each other. After graduating in 2006 as a nurse from the University of Memphis, the couple tied the knot on April 19, 2008.Gostkowski’s wife was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She had her high school education at the prestigious Houston High School in Germantown, Tennessee. She shares two lovely sons (Slayden Kyle and Gannon William) and one daughter with the New England Patriots kicker.
Unlike most prominent players, Stephen loves his wife, who works as a nurse in Boston, and children to bits. Having stayed happily together for over eighteen years and counting, their love story has continued to inspire younger couples. For what it’s worth, Steph and Hallie are living their lives to the fullest, travelling to the most amazing places around the world, and making themselves the most amazing parents to their children.
On a lighter note, Gostkowski is straight, he doesn’t have a girlfriend and has never been caught in any awkward rumor and controversy.
Gostkowski’s Net Worth and Measurements
When you are as good looking as Stephen Gostkowski, counting and rolling in millions wouldn’t be a big deal. Over the few years, the legendary kicker’s net worth witnessed a hike of 50% – many thanks to personal investments, remuneration from contracts and other endeavours.
His annual salary is estimated to be $4 million dollars while his net worth stands at $18 million. Despite these whopping figures, Stephen has plans of upping his earnings and maintaining his position as one of NFL’s highest-paid kickers
American football player Gostkowski isn’t just good-looking, he’s drop-dead gorgeous (Hallie is very lucky). His perfect body build is complemented by a reasonable height of 1.85 m and weight of 98 kg.