Andy Dalton Biography, Age, Wife, Contract, Salary, Stats, Draft, Net Worth

Andy Dalton Biography

Andy Dalton (Andrew Gregory Dalton) is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas Christian University (TCU). In his final college game, Dalton led TCU to a win in the 2011 Rose Bowl. He is the TCU all-time leader in wins, as well as many passing statistics.

He was selected by the Bengals in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft and he signed a four-year contract of $5.2 million. Under a West Coast-style offensive scheme, Dalton and All-Pro wide receiver A.J. Green have become a prolific quarterback/receiver combination Dalton and Green broke NFL records for completions and yards for a rookie quarterback/receiver combination, even without the benefit of an offseason.

Andy Dalton Education

Dalton attended Katy High School in Katy, Texas, where he played on the Tigers football team. He split time as a junior in 2004 and then started only one full season at quarterback for Katy High School as a senior in 2005.

Andy Dalton Age

Dalton was born on October 29, 1987, in Katy, Texas United States. He is 31 years old as of 2018.

Andy Dalton Height

Dalton stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inch (1.88 m) weighing 220 lb (100 kg).

Andy Dalton Photo

Andy Dalton Family

Andy Dalton was born in Katy, Texas United States to Greg Dalton and Tina Dalton. He has a sister known as Ashley Dalton.

Andy Dalton Wife

Dalton is married to Jordan Dalton on July 9, 2011. They were blessed with a son Noah Andrew Dalton who was born in July 2014, he whereby met his wife Jordan Dalton at TCU. Their second son was born in March 2017.

Andy Dalton Net worth

Andy Dalton earns his income his businesses and from other related organizations. He also earns his income from his work as a football quarterback. He has an estimated net worth of $ 25 million dollars.

Andy Dalton College career

Andy Dalton began playing for the Tigers football team in Katy High School in Katy, Texas. He split his time as a junior in 2004 and then started a one full season at quarterback for Katy High School as a senior player in 2005.

In 2005, he led the Tigers to the state finals, but they lost their game to Southlake Carroll, in a goal score of 34–20. As a senior, he threw for 2,877 yards with 42 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. That year, he was named the Greater Houston Area offensive player of the year by the Houston Chronicle.

Andy Dalton Freshman year

Andy Dalton was red-shirted as a freshman year, but he traveled with the team to every road game and was listed as the Horned Frogs’ third-string quarterback behind senior Jeff Ballard and redshirt freshman Marcus Jackson.

Andy Dalton Sophomore year

Andy Dalton entered in the 2007 season, in a competition with Jackson to be the starting quarterback. Two weeks before the season opened Baylor, TCU head coach Gary Patterson named Dalton the starter. He was named the 2007 Texas Bowl MVP in TCU’s 20–13 victory over Houston. After going 8–5 as a freshman, he accumulated a record of 34–3 as a starter for the rest of his career at TCU.

He is one of the eight quarterbacks in NFL history to have thrown over 3,000 yards in each of the first three seasons, with Cam Newton, Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Derek Carr, Ryan Tannehill, Jameis Winston, Dak Prescott, and Russell Wilson. He is one of the six quarterbacks to have passed for at least 20 touchdowns in each of his first three seasons, joining Manning, Luck, Carr, Wilson, and Dan Marino.

He is the only quarterback who led the Bengals to four consecutive playoff berths, and one of five quarterbacks to lead his team to the playoffs in each of his first four seasons. He is also the Bengals franchise record holder for passing yards and touchdowns in a season.  He has been nicknamed the “Red Rifle”, a reference to his arm strength and hair color.

Junior year

In the 2008 season, Dalton led TCU to an 11–2 record, finishing second place in the Mountain West Conference and seventh in the national AP Poll. He was named the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl MVP in the Horned Frogs’ 17–16 win over Boise State.

Senior year

In the 2009 season, he the Horned Frogs to a perfect 12–0 regular season, a Mountain West Conference Championship, a #6 ranking in the AP Poll, and a BCS berth. The Horned Frogs lost 17–10 in the Fiesta Bowl to Boise State. On September 4, 2010, Dalton recorded his thirtieth victory as the Horned Frogs starting quarterback, passing Sammy Baugh as TCU’s all-time wins leader. Against Baylor,

He completed 21 out of 23 pass attempts (a career-best and single-game record 91.3%) for 267 yards and two touchdowns. His team won a second consecutive Mountain West Conference Championship. On January 1, 2011, Dalton, who completed 194 of 293 passes for 2638 yards for 26 touchdowns during his senior season, led his team to a 21–19 victory over #4 Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. His TCU football team finished the season with a perfect 13–0 record and #2 ranking in the AP Poll.

Auburn, the only other team with a perfect record, won the BCS National Championship that year. He held school career records for wins (42), passing yards (10,314), pass attempts (1,317), completions (812), and completion percentage (61.6) at the time he graduated, but a few years later, Trevone Boykin surpassed most of Dalton’s records. He also held the MWC career leader in total offense (11,925 yards) and plays from scrimmage (1,730).

2017 season

He threw three interceptions in the first half during the home opener against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1. Overall, he finished the game with 170 passing yards and had four interceptions with the Bengals who were shut out and lost a score of 20–0. His four interceptions tied his career high for a single game, with the other instance occurring against Baltimore in a 2013 matchup.

Though the Bengals were eliminated from playoff contention by the time of the rematch with Baltimore in week 17, he threw a game-winning touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd with 44 seconds left in the game, eliminating the Ravens from the postseason and allowing the Buffalo Bills to clinch their first playoff berth since 1999.

2018 season

On September 13, 2018, Dalton threw four touchdown passes in their home opener against division rival Baltimore Ravens. All four touchdowns were in the first half, three of them were caught by A. J. Green. The Bengals would go on to win 34–23.

In Week 12, of the game, he suffered a thumb injury in the fourth quarter and did not return. It was revealed that he suffered torn ligaments in the thumb and was placed on injured reserve on November 26, 2018. In 11 games in the 2018 season, Dalton finished with 2,566 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.

Andy Dalton Foundation

Andy Dalton and his wife, Jordan, have founded the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation, which aims to help families and children in need. After Dalton helped the Bengals defeat the Baltimore Ravens in 2017, which allowed the Buffalo Bills to enter the playoffs, many Bills fans donated to his foundation in gratitude for helping their team snap their 17-year playoff drought.

In less than a week, he exceeded his donations to a total of $360,000 from over 16,000 donors. Most donations were for $17 which was symbolized the 17-year playoff drought the Bengals ended with their victory over the Ravens. Dalton and his wife thanked Buffalo Bills fans by renting five billboards in Buffalo area that read “Thank you Buffalo and good luck.”

Andy Dalton Restores himself for Extension

Andy Dalton is one of the football’s longest-tenured starting quarterbacks. Since he was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2011 draft, he missed just eight starts in eight seasons. The Bengals rewarded their franchise quarterback with a six-year extension in 2014, one season before his rookie deal was set to expire.

However, with that massive contract entering its second-to-final year, don’t expect Cincinnati to reward Dalton with another extension any time soon. “I think it’s a good year for [Dalton] to show as he can like we think he will,” Bengals owner Mike Brown told reporters at the Annual League Meeting this week, per The Cincinnati Enquirer.

“After he re-establishes himself, we would want to get together with him and see if we can extend it.” he re-established himself in the minds of the owner and new coach Zac Taylor, Dalton must rebound positively from a shortened 2018 season. The Bengals QB missed the final five games of the campaign with torn ligaments in his thumb.

Dalton and the Bengals started their game at a hot mood in 2018, but before time Dalton suffered an injury, Cincinnati had lost five of it’s last six and was falling out of contention. The Red Rifle finished with 2,566 passing yards, 21 touchdowns and 11 picks with a 61.9 completion percentage.

“I think Andy is a good player and that he will rebound off last year,” Brown told reporters. “He was hurt. We lost so many other pieces. It fell apart, but if he’s healthy and we stay healthy enough, I have confidence in him.” Brown’s sentiments imply that 2019 will be a prove-it year of sorts for Dalton.

If he doesn’t bounce back under a supposed offensive wunderkind like Taylor, then Cincinnati will feel free to not extend him and look elsewhere for a franchise QB; perhaps they might do so in this year’s draft. But if Dalton does perform up to his Pro Bowl capabilities, then Bengals brass will have a tough decision on their hands: Give up on Dalton, as the Dolphins did with Ryan Tannehill this offseason, or extend him again out of hope and loyalty?

In January, Bengals general manager Duke Tobin said that the organization was “very comfortable” with Dalton and thought the quarterback had “a number of years left” in Cincinnati. Whether that number is more than two remains to be seen.

Andy Dalton Injury

Andy Dalton developed a thumb injury in Week 12 and wound up on the injured reserve, as an injury to the thumb on his throwing hand was bound to do. He underwent surgery days after the injury and now has a timetable for return.

Andy Dalton Twitter

Andy Dalton Instagram


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *