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Bobby Wagner, with his impeccable moves, has drawn praise from peers as well as the media, becoming one of the best middle linebackers in the NFL. He is known to give his best, from the moment he steps in the game, till the very last minute. Here are some really interesting facts about the football player that will make you love him more:

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  1.  He signed a three year contract extension through the 2022 season, with the Seattle Seahawks, worth $54 million, of which $40.2 million guaranteed, on July 26, 2019, becoming the highest-paid middle linebacker in NFL.
  2.  For his performance in the Week 8 game of the 2020 season, against the San Francisco 49ers, with his score of 11 tackles, he was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
  3.  During the 2012 Senior Bowl, he recorded 22 combined tackles and an interception for Minnesota Vikings' head coach Leslie Frazier's North team that defeated the South 23–13, on January 28, 2012.
  4.  Wagner is the first Utah State player to play in a Senior Bowl, since Chris Cooley in 2004. He was named the Senior Bowl MVP, as well as the North’s Most Outstanding Player.
  5.  In the 2012 NFL Draft, he was selected in the second round – 47th overall, by Seattle Seahawks, becoming the 11th highest player selected in the NFL draft from Utah State and the highest since Rulon Jones in 1980.
  6.  Bobby Joseph Wagner was born on June 27, 1990 to Bobby Wagner Sr., and Phenia Wagner in Los Angeles, California. He is one of the four children in the family.
  7.  He spent most of his childhood with his younger brother Robert Turbin Wagner and his elder sister Nakima Ward. His brother Robert is also a football player, who played linebacker in college.
  8.  Wagner attended Colony High School in Ontario, California, where he played high school football for the Titans. As a senior, he registered 125 tackles, including his 92 solo and 33 assists, and four sacks.
  9.  He received all-CIF Central Division honors as well as all-Mount Baldy League accolades, and was also named to the All-San Bernardino County team.
  10.  He was only considered as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, following which he received only one offer from Utah State, which he accepted.
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  12.  In his career with the Utah State University, from 2008 to 2011, he, as a four-year starter, recorded 445 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and four interceptions.
  13.  He was named as the WAC Defensive Player of the Year after recording 147 tackles, four sacks, and two interceptions, as a senior in the year 2011.
  14.  Following his freshman year at Utah State, he lost his mother, who had a heart attack, months after a stroke. She was his support system at that time, and he even considered quitting football and moving back to home.
  15.  Months before his mother died, when he had a conversation with her about moving back, she had simply refused him, saying she wanted him to finish what he had started, and that he has to achieve his dreams. It was just for this, that he kept going on, even after her death.
  16.  During the Utah State’s pro day on March 30, 2012, he impressed scouts and team representatives and solidified himself as a top linebacker, performing all of the combine drills.
  17.  His 40-yard dash and broad jump led him first among all linebackers in at the NFL combine, while he tied with Cal’s Mychal Jendricks as first for his vertical.
  18.  His broad jump was reportedly five inches better than any linebacker at the NFL combine, and was ranked third among all positions.
  19.  He was ranked as the fourth best outside linebacker in the draft by NFLDraftScout.com, while many NFL draft experts projected him to be second round pick.
  20.  In the 2019 season, in the week 9 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he recorded a team high 11 tackles and sacked Jameis Winston once in the 40-34 overtime win.
  21.  In December 2014, someone broke into his car and stole his belongings. He did not have any other request for the perpetrator, other than “All I want is the backpack.”
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  23.  He claimed in an interview that he would never part ways with ninja turtle as his mother used to give him ninja turtle gifts, on his birthdays. She always used to put ninja turtles on TV, during his childhood.
  24.  That’s the reason he owns a green turtle-shell backpack, which he used to carry on fancy team plans and in rugged locker rooms. He eventually got the backpack back.
  25.  It was in the Week 15 game against the Carolina Panthers that Wagner recorded his first interception of the 2019 season off a pass thrown by Kyle Allen, during the 30-24 win.
  26.  He started in his first career playoff game and recorded nine combined tackles during a 24–14 victory at the Washington Redskins in the NFC Wild Card Round on January 6, 2013.
  27.  Wagner started in his first career Super Bowl and made ten combined tackles as the Seahawks routed the Denver Broncos 43–8 and won Super Bowl XLVIII, on February 2, 2014.
  28.  Bobby reportedly has a daughter Quincey Wagner, born shortly after the death of his mother. However, there is no information related to the mother of the kid, as of now.
  29.  During the 2020 season, in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs, he registered 16 tackles (11 solo) and sacked John Wolford once, during the 30-20 loss game against the Los Angeles Rams.
  30.  Despite missing 5 games in the 2014 season, he was voted into his first Pro Bowl and was also named First Team All-Pro, having finished with 104 combined tackles (67 solo), nine tackles for a loss, three pass deflections, and two sacks in 11 games and 11 starts.
  31.  Wagner made the NFL Top 100 Players for the first time in his career having garnered enough votes from his NFL peers to finish ranked 69th in the “NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.”
  32.  Wagner was the recipient of the 2017 Steve Largent Award, given annually to the team contributor best exemplifying the spirit, dedication, and integrity of former Seahawk wide receiver Steve Largent.
  33.  Bobby Wagner Net Worth: $10.4 Million

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