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Nik Needham is an American professional football player who currently plays as a cornerback for the American professional football team, the Miami Dolphins. Being a defensive player on the pitch, he has completed a total of 112 tackles, made a total of 18 pass deflections, and intercepted 4 passes in his professional career with 2.0 sacks and 1 forced fumble to his name.
He is currently active as a roster for the Miami Dolphins and wears jersey number 40 for the team. Prior to his professional career, he was involved in collegiate football for the University of Texas at El Paso’s (UTEP) football team, the UTEP Miners. He was listed as an undrafted free during the National Football League draft of the year 2019 and later, he signed a contract with the Miami Dolphins to begin his career professionally.
|Nikolas James Needham
|Date Of Birth
|November 4, 1996
|Long Beach, California
|American football player
|193 lb (88 kg)
Where did Nik Needham grow up?
Nik Needham’s full name is Nikolas James Needham. He was born on 4 November 1996 in Long Beach, California to a mother whose name is Shannon Needham and to a father whose name is Steve Calhoun. His mother worked as a senior customer account manager in Swift Engineering located in San Clemente and his father is a former football player and a coach.
Unfortunately, his parents split up while he was still young and he was completely raised by his mother as a single mom. Despite the separation, Nik Needham shares a very good relationship with his father, Steve. Unfortunately, there is no information available regarding his siblings and it is assumed that he was raised as a single child by his mother. Besides this, he is currently 24 years old with the zodiac sign of Scorpio.
Nik Needham holds an American nationality and is assumed to have descended from American ancestry. Unfortunately, there is no information available regarding the professional football player’s religious views and religious practices at the moment. Besides this, he stands at a height of 6 feet (1.83m/183cms) tall and weighs around 88kgs (193lbs). In addition to this, he has an athletic body physique with a pair of black colored eyes and short black colored hair.
What is the education of Nik Needham?
Nik Needham studied and completed his schooling at the Buena Park High School (BPHS) which is a public high school located in Buena Park, Orange County, California. For further studies, he studied and completed his studies at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) which is a public research university located in El Paso, Texas. During his college years, he actively participated in collegiate football and also played for his university’s football team, the UTEP Miners for five seasons of collegiate football.
What is the relationship status of Nik Needham?
Nik Needham is supposed to be currently single and not involved in a romantic relationship with anyone. However, there was a rumor regarding his involvement with a woman during the mass shooting that took place in El Paso. The rumor started that the cornerback was present near the site of the shooting with his close friend or a girlfriend but was lucky enough to not get involved in the violence. However, his relationship with the woman has not yet been confirmed and they might as well be just good friends.
Likewise, there is no confirmation regarding his past love life, and is assumed that he has remained single even in the past. In addition to this, it is also supposed that he has not been married to anyone yet nor has he fathered any children as he is currently just 24 years old.
Nik Needham is active on social media platforms. His official Instagram account (@nikneedham) has over 15 thousand followers and his supposed Twitter account (@FOETTY) has over 5 thousand followers but the account has not been verified yet. Likewise, he has also linked a YouTube channel (Nik Needham) on his official Instagram account which has around 21 subscribers but the channel to has not yet been verified.
How did Nik Needham start his career?
Nik Needham used to play collegiate level football for the University of Texas at El Paso’s football team, the UTEP Miners. He played for a total of five seasons for the Miners and played for a total of 41 games. In these games, he landed 213 tackles, had 3 interceptions, and broke 33 passes to complete his collegiate career in the year 2019.
After the completion of his collegiate level football, Nik Needham was listed as an undrafted free agent. Later, he signed a contract with the American professional football team, the Miami Dolphins on 28 April 2019. He was waived after four months by the team but was again resigned from the practice squad on the same day. After being on the practice team for over two months, he was finally included in the active roster of the Miami Dolphins on 12 October 2019.
He gave his debut performance in the 2019-2020 season for the Dolphins and played for a total of 12 games out of which he was included in the starting team for 11 games. During this season, he had 13 assists on tackles with 1 sack landed, 11 pass deflections, and 2 pass interceptions with 1 fumble forced. Likewise, he appeared for a total of 16 games in the 2020-2021 season in which he was included in the starting team for 6 games. In these games, he had 22 assists on tackles with 1 sack landed, 7 pass deflections, and 2 pass interceptions to his name.
With this, he has a current professional record of 28 professional games played with 17 professional games started. In these games, he has had 35 assists on tackles with 2 sacks landed, 18 passes deflected, and 4 passes intercepted with 1 fumble forced.
Nik Needham’s name was inducted in the active roster of the Miami Dolphins on 12 October 2019.
How much is Nik Needham’s net worth?
Nik Needham earns primarily through his professional football career and as of the year 2021, he has an estimated net worth of around $1.7 million.