Who is Jaylen Waddle?

Jaylen Waddle is a well-known American professional football wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). Waddle played college football at Alabam and was drafted 6th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft by the Dolphins.

Jaylen Waddle Career

High school career

Jaylen joined Episcopal High School in Bellaire, Texas. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Game as a senior. Waddle then committed to the University of Alabama to play college football. He later made the selection on National Signing Day of 2018 and picked the Crimson Tide over Texas A&M, Texas, TCU, Florida State, and Oregon.

College career


Waddle was named the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2018 as a true freshman following posting 45 receptions for 848 yards and 7 touchdowns. He also returned 16 punts for 233 yards and a touchdown as a punt returner.


He went back to the Crimson Tide in 2019 for his sophomore season. Waddle posted 33 receptions for 560 yards and scored six receiving touchdowns. Against LSU, he returned a punt 77 yards for a touchdown and a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown over Auburn. Waddle was then named first-team All-SEC as a return specialist and was also named SEC Special Teams Player of the Year.


Waddle then broke his right ankle when he was tackled while returning the opening kickoff in a game against Tennessee on October 24, 2020. He came back for the National Championship game against Ohio State. Waddle revealed on January 14, 2021, that he would forgo his senior season and join the 2021 NFL Draft.

Professional career

He was drafted 6th overall by the Miami Dolphins in the 2021 NFL Draft, reuniting him with his college quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. He then signed with the Dolphins on a $27.1 million contract on May 14, 2021.


On September 12, 2021, he faced off against former Alabama teammate QB Mac Jones and the New England Patriots in his first NFL game. Waddle caught 4 of his 6 targets for 61 receiving yards and caught his first NFL receiving touchdown on a 3-yard pass from Tua in the 17-16 victory over the New England Patriots. Waddle’s first big breakthrough came in Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers, completing with 137 receiving yards as the Dolphins won 33-10. Throughout the season, he became famous for his waddling celebrations following touchdowns, inspired by his last name. He then set the NFL rookie record for receptions in a season with 104 in his 16th game of the season, beating Anquan Boldin’s old record of 101. Waddle completed his rookie season with 104 receptions for 1,015 yards and 7 total touchdowns.

A photo of Jaylen Waddle
A photo of Jaylen Waddle

How old is Jaylen Waddle?

Jaylen Waddle is currently aged 23 as of 2021, having been born on November 25, 1998, in Houston, Texas, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Trey Traylor, Sean Lew, Diego Tinoco, Katie Cassidy, Joel Kinnaman, Christina Applegate, Ann Coulter, Amy Grant, Barbara Pierce Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, Ben Stein, Bernie Kosar, Billy Burke, Bruno Tonioli, Bucky Dent, and Charlaine Harris, among others.

Jaylen Waddle Family

Who are Jaylen Waddle’s parents?

Jaylen Waddle was born in Houston, Texas to Jaylen Waddle Sr. and Lesha Redmon, in a normal working-class family. He has not shared much information about his family and parents with the media.

Does Jaylen Waddle have siblings?

Waddle was born to his parents into a family of four children as the only boy. He has three older siblings, all sisters, namely Amber Allen and Aspen Redmon. His third sister’s information is not known to the media.

Jaylen Waddle Education

Waddle studied at Episcopal High School in Bellaire, Texas, where he played football. He then joined the University of Alabama in 2018 playing football until 2020.

Jaylen Waddle Girlfriend

Waddle is currently single and unmarried and has not been linked to any relationships by the media.

Jaylen Waddle Kids

Waddle is single and unmarried and hence does not have any children of his own to date.

Jaylen Waddle Height

Waddle has a well-built, athletic, and physically fit body with a standing height of 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) and moderate weight of 83 kg (183 lbs).

Jaylen Waddle Net Worth

American professional football wide receiver, Waddle plays for the Miami Dolphins of the NFL and has been active from 2021 to the present. He earns a salary of 6.7 million and has amassed an estimated net worth of approximately $1-5 million as of 2022.

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