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What is Rodrigo Blankenship Salary and Net Worth in 2023?

What is Rodrigo Blankenship Salary and Net Worth in 2023?

Facts of Rodrigo John Blankenship

Full Name:Rodrigo John Blankenship
Annual Salary:$895,000 Annual
Net Worth:$1-$5 Million
Date of Birth:January 29, 1997
Birth Place:Marietta, Georgia, United States
Height:1.85 m
Weight:83 Kg
Profession:Football Placekicker
Education:Sprayberry High School, University of Georgia
Spouse:Logan Harrell
Parents:Ken Blankenship, Izabel Blankenship
Nicknames:Hot Rod
Awards:Lou Groza Award

Quotes of What is Rodrigo Blankenship Salary and Net Worth in 2023?

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1 1. "I came to do NFL to do two things; Kick ash and Slay Puss. And I am all out of puss."
2 2. " I just spend the night building some LEGO SETS."

Quick Facts of What is Rodrigo Blankenship Salary and Net Worth in 2023?

# Fact
1 Rodrigo Blankenship has an average annual salary of $895,000 with the Arizona Cardinals. 26-year-old talented athlete Rodrigo has a net worth of $1-$5 Million USD. He is married to Logan Harrell.

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Rodrigo Blankenship Salary

America’s best placekicker Rodrigo Blankenship signed a contract for 1 year with the team with an average salary of $895,000 per annum. Prior to joining the Cardinals, he was signed for a 3-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts, worth $2,305,000.

Blankenship’s 3 years contract with the Cardinals teams included a $20,000 guaranteed amount, a $20,000 signing bonus, and an average annual salary of $768,333.

Net Worth of Rodrigo Blankenship

As of 2023, Rodrigo Blankenship has an estimated net worth of $1-$5 million, according to sources. Blankenship currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL) as a placekicker.

As a result of the popularity he gained through games, he is involved in various other projects including endorsements, sponsorships, and advertisements. He has been associated with several notable companies such as Nike and others.

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Who is Rodrigo Blankenship?

American football placekicker Rodrigo John Blankenship, aka Hot Rod gained media attention for the thick glasses that he wears during games. The brilliant player was named the nation’s best placekicker after winning The Lou Groza Award in 2019.

He was even honored as a member of the SEC Football Community Service Team as First-team All-SEC (2019) and Second-team All-SEC (2018). As of May 2023, he has 195 points, an 83.9% field goal percentage, 56 attempted field goals, and 47 goals that have been made.

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Caption: Rodrigo Blankenship (Photo: Instagram)

Early Life and Family

Rodrigo Blankenship is currently 26 years old, as of 2023. He was born on January 29, 1997, under the astrological sign Aquarius in Marietta, Georgia. The full name/ real name of the player is Rodrigo John Blankenship and his nickname is “Hot Rod”.

His parent’s name is Ken Blankenship (father) and Izabella Blankenship (mother). He holds Brazilian citizenship. He is the single child of his parents and doesn’t share any brother or sister. Rodrigo is a pet lover he owns a dog and a cat named Lucas.

Rodrigo Blankenship
Caption: Rodrigo Blankenship owns a pet dog (Photo: Instagram)

Education Background

Blankenship completed his primary education at Sprayberry High School, a public high school located in Marietta, Georgia, United States. He was into games and football since his early years.

When he was in high school, he participated in a high school football all-star game, “The All-American Bowl“. The game is usually held annually at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

He was listed as the ninth-best kicker in the country by an American network of websites called “247Sports,” which mostly focuses on athletic enrollment for college football and basketball.

He also joined the University of Georgia, a public land-grant research university founded in 1785 for his further studies. Additionally, Blankenship also studied broadcast and digital journalism, concentrating on sports journalism.

Who is Rodrigo Blankenship’s Wife?

Rodrigo Blankenship is a happily married man. He is married to Logan Harrell, a research professional, responsible for planning, conducting various experiments, and analyzing results at The University of Georgia. Prior to working as a research professional, she used to work as Lab Manager at the same University.

The couple began dating each other on July 30, 2016. They studied together at the University of Georgia where Logan graduated in Biological Science.

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Caption: Rodrigo Blankenship with his wife Logan Harrell (Photo: Instagram)

On July 2016, the couple went on their first date to Siri Thai Cuisine, a Thai food restaurant. They stayed in a love relationship for a total of 5 years and got engaged in 2021. Finally, on 11th July 2022, the couple got married in front of their family and relatives.

Rodrigo Blankenship Injury

As of 2023, presently he is not injured. However, he was injured in the year 2022 and suffered a hip injury while playing against the Baltimore Ravens in week 5 of the NFL 2021 season. He was placed on the injured reserve by the team Indianapolis Colts.

Height & Weight

The young handsome Rodrigo Blankenship has got an attractive and dashing personality. He stands tall at the height of 6 feet 1 inch or 185 cm or 1.85 m tall. Likewise, his body weight is approximately 83 kg or 184 lb. He has got an athletic physique.

He has a pair of beautiful black colored eyes and dark color hair that perfectly matches his fair complexion. In addition, Blankenship’s sexual orientation is straight.

Rodrigo Blankenship Height
Caption: Rodrigo Blankenship (Photo: Instagram)

College Career

Blankenship first played college football at Georgia in 2015, earning the starting kicker spot. He played for the team Georgia Bulldogs football team. In 2016, he was named to the All-The Southeastern Conference (SEC) Freshman team.

In the 2018 Rose Bowl, (a college football bowl game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Georgia Bulldogs) he made a record-long 55-yard field goal leading the team to win the game against Oklahoma.

He was chosen for the preseason All-SEC First Team in 2018, and while competing, his field goal percentage was 19 for 23.

For his hard work and talent, he was awarded, the Lou Groza Award in December 2019. Following that he was even honored as a member of the SEC Football Community Service Team.

Professional Career

Indianapolis Colts

On April 29, 2020, Blankenship signed with an American professional football team named “the Indianapolis Colts.”
Jacksonville Jaguars were the opponent in his debut game with the Indianapolis Colts. During the 2020 season, while playing against Green Bay Packers, earning the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award, as he kicked a 39-yard long field goal leading the team to be a winner.

Rodrigo Blankenship Career
Caption: Rodrigo Blankenship during his ongoing game (Photo: Instagram)

Until the 2021 season, he played a total of five games as a team member of the Colts. However, he battled a hip injury during the season and was placed on injured reserve by the team on October 16, 2021.

In the new season 2022, the team played against the Houston Texans. However, the season didn’t go well for Rodrigo. He missed a potential game-winning 42-yard field goal leaving the game to end in a 20–20 tie.

The 3-year contract with Colts ended prior to the date as the Colts decided to waive the kicker on September 13, 2022.

Arizona Cardinals

On October 17, 2022, Blankenship was signed to the Cardinals practice squad. After joining the team, on October 20, the team played against the New Orleans Saints where he was assigned to the main roster.

In addition, he made two field goals, so was signed to the active roster on October 26. Sadly, he received injury compensation and was released on November 2.

Rodrigo Blankenship
Caption: Rodrigo Blankenship earns money from his profession as a football

Rodrigo Blankenship Salary and Contract History

Year Team Contract Type Status Years Amount Earned  Percentage Earned Total
2020 Indianapolis Colts UDFA Terminated 3 $1,164,444 50.5% $2,305,000
2022 Arizona Cardinals SFA Terminated 2 $0 $0 $1,905,000
2022 Arizona Cardinals Practice Elevated 1 $0 $0 $207,000
2022 Arizona Cardinals Practice Renegotiated 1 $0 $0 $207,000

Current Dead Contract

Dead money is the salary cap space that a team must allocate to a specific player who has been released.

Year Team Base Salary Signing Bonus Dead Cap Hit  Workout Bonus Yearly Cash
2022 Indianapolis Colts $49,722 $6,667 $56,389        – $49,722
2022 Arizona Cardinals $11,500       $11,500        – $11,500
2022 Arizona Cardinals $49,722       – $49,722        – $49,722
2022 Arizona Cardinals $49,722       – $49,722        – $49,722

Dead Money History

Year Team Cash Paid Cap Charge
2022 Indianapolis Colts $49,722 $56,390
2022 Arizona Cardinals $49,722 $49,722
2022 Arizona Cardinals $99,444 $99,444

FAQs of Rodrigo Blankenship

Where is Rodrigo Blankenship now?

Rodrigo Blankenship is currently signed with the practice squad team of the Arizona Cardinals.

Does Rodrigo Blankenship have a brother?

Rodrigo Blankenship does not have any brothers.

How tall is Rodrigo Blankenship?

Rodrigo Blankenship stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 83 kg.

What was Blankenship’s salary with the Colts?

Rodrigo Blankenship had an average annual salary of $768,333 with the Indianapolis Colts.

Why was Blankenship released?

Blankenship missed the 42-yard field goal that would have given the Colts a Week 1 victory, and two kickoffs that went out of bounds, as a result, he was by Indianapolis Colts.

What happened to Rodrigo Blankenship?

Rodrigo suffered a hip injury while playing against the Baltimore Ravens in week 5 of the NFL 2021 season.

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