Los Angeles Rams superstar Aaron Donald originally decided to retire only to perform a sensational U-turn. Here’s his retirement full news.

Aaron Donald : Retirement | Bench press | Net worth

A native of Pittsburgh, Donald grew up as one of three children in a working-class family in the city’s Lincoln–Lemington–Belmar neighborhood.

Aaron Donald : Retirement | Bench press | Net worth

Personal information
Born: May 23, 1991 (age 31)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
     High school:       Penn Hills
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
College: Pittsburgh (2010–2013)
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13

His father introduced him to workouts, seeking to provide more structure in his son’s life. Donald himself would later admit that he was “lazy as a kid.”

By age 12, he and his father woke up at 4:30 am and worked out for nearly two hours in the basement gym that his father installed in the family home.

Donald attended Penn Hills High School, where he played high school football for head coach Ron Graham.

He was selected first-team All-State Class AAAA in each of his final two seasons, and compiled 63 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks as a senior. Donald also started at offensive guard.

Aaron Donald retirement 

Aaron Donald was so serious about retiring after the Rams won the Super Bowl that he actually had his agent send a retirement letter to the team. 

According to NFL.com, the letter was sent on May 9 and it was written to let the Rams know that Donald was going to call it quits after spending his entire eight-year career with the organization. 

Aaron Donald : Retirement | Bench press | Net worth

The retirement speculation originally started on Super Bowl Sunday when Rodney Harrison reported on NBC’s Super Bowl pregame show that there was a “a strong possibility” that Donald would retire if the Rams won.

After the Rams beat the Bengals 23-20, it appears Donald spent nearly four months agonizing over his retirement decision before having his agent send the letter to the Rams.

After the Rams got the letter, they were supposed to send it to the league office, but instead of doing that, the team did its best to try and talk him into returning.

Bench press 

The big winner from the combine. The 6-1, 285-pound lineman clocked a ridiculous 4.68-second 40-yard dash, did 35 bench-press reps of 225 pounds, and, just as importantly, looked smooth and quick in defensive lineman drills.

He has the look of an athletic defensive tackle, and he may have cemented his place in the first round.

Aaron Donald : Retirement | Bench press | Net worth

He put up a 4.68-second time in the 40-yard dash and bench pressed 225 pounds 35 times (second among defensive linemen), which led anyone and everyone who covers the combine to rave about his potential. 

It’s so easy to get caught up in all the measurables. After all, with games concluding in January, all anyone has to pay attention to is what happens in a workout. We all have ideas of what a quarterback should throw like, how fast a running back should be, etc. 

But at some point, when you combine the features with in-game effort, you have to put those stereotypical, artificial numbers aside. 

Net worth 

Aaron Donald is an American professional football player who has a net worth of $60 million.

Aaron Donald : Retirement | Bench press | Net worth

Net Worth: $60 Million
Salary: $22 Million
Date of Birth: May 23, 1991 (31 years old)
Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In 2018 Aaron signed a six-year, $135 million contract with the Rams. An impressive $87 million of his $135 million contract is guaranteed.

At that point this contract made him the highest-paid defensive player in league history, a record that has since been topped by the $28 million being paid to T.J. Watt by the Steelers.

Between June 2018 and June 2019, Aaron Donald earned $40 million from salary and endorsements.

By Rishabh

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