Who is Carson Wentz?
Carson James Wentz is an American professional football player. He plays as a quarterback for the ‘Philadelphia Eagles’ in the ‘National Football League’ (NFL). His college career began with the ‘North Dakota State Bison’ football team, with whom he won five consecutive ‘Football Championship Subdivision’ (FCS) titles. Carson graduated with a degree in health and physical education from the ‘North Dakota State University’ (NDSU). He was named the ‘Academic All-American of the Year’ at the end of his college football career. The ‘Philadelphia Eagles’ selected him in the first round of the ‘NFL Draft’, as the second overall pick. He signed a four-year contract with the team. In his first week of professional football, he was officially named a starter and was also named the ‘Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week.’ He is married to his long-time sweetheart, Madison Oberg, and lives in Mullica Hill in southern New Jersey. He loves dogs and enjoys hunting with his friends. Wentz launched the ‘AO1 Foundation’ for the betterment of underprivileged youth, physically disabled people, and military veterans. He also built a sports complex in collaboration with ‘Mission of Hope’ in Haiti. Carson Wentz is an accomplished sportsman, who is in the peak of his form, with a bright future ahead of him. He has a large fan following on social media.
Childhood & Early Life
Carson Wentz was born on December 30, 1992 in Raleigh, North Carolina, US, to Doug Wentz and Cathy Domres. He has two brothers named Zach and Luke. His family moved to North Dakota when he was 3 years old.
He attended ‘Century High School’ in Bismarck, where he played as a quarterback and a defensive back for his school football team. An avid sportsman from an early age, he also played baseball and basketball for the ‘Patriots.’
He was six feet and five inches tall by his senior year, which gave him an advantage on the field. He was also good in academics and graduated as a valedictorian of his class. He then joined the ‘NDSU’ in 2011.
He started his college career by redshirting his first season with the ‘North Dakota State Bison’ football team in 2011. The team won its first ‘FCS’ title that year. He was a redshirt freshman the following year and played as a backup quarterback. He threw his first touchdown in a victory over the ‘Prairie View A&M Panthers.’ He ended his redshirt sophomore season in 2013 as a second-string quarterback, with his best performance against ‘Delaware State.’
He became the ‘Bison’s starting quarterback in 2014. He marked his beginning with his debut national championship game against ‘Illinois State’ that year. He secured his team’s win by scoring a touchdown with just 37 seconds of the game left.
He played one of the best games of his college career with ‘North Dakota State Bison’ against ‘Northern Iowa’ in October 2015. He then suffered a wrist injury and was off the field for a while. Later, in January 2016, he led his team to their fifth ‘FCS’ title. He was named the ‘NCAA Division I-AA Championship Game Most Outstanding Player’ for his performance.
Carson graduated with a degree in health and physical education from the ‘NDSU.’ He earned the recognition of the ‘Academic All-American of the Year,’ awarded by the ‘College Sports Information Directors of America,’ twice: once for ‘Division I Football’ and then again for all ‘Division I’ sports, at the end of his college career.
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Carson Wentz was selected by the ‘Philadelphia Eagles’ in the first round of the 2016 ‘NFL Draft’ as the second overall pick. He signed a four-year contract for $26.67 million, with a $17.6 million bonus to play for the team. Although he suffered a rib injury in a pre-season game, he was fit enough to play for the regular season that year.
He was officially named a starter and made his first regular start against the ‘Cleveland Browns’ in September 2016. He was named the ‘Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week’ for his first week of professional football. Later, he was named the ‘NFC Offensive Player of the Week’ for his game against the ‘Steelers.’
He was again named the ‘NFC Offensive Player of the Week’ for the seventh week of the 2017 season and was a contender for the ‘NFL Most Valuable Player.’ Unfortunately, he suffered a knee injury that kept him off the field for the rest of the season. He was also selected for his first ‘Pro Bowl’ but could not play due to the knee surgery.
He returned to the field after the first two games of the 2018 season, against the ‘Indianapolis Colts.’ He was ranked third on the ‘NFL Top 100 Players of 2018’ list.
He is currently one of the most valuable players of the ‘Philadelphia Eagles,’ with a bright future ahead of him.
Awards & Achievements
Wentz was named the ‘Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week’ in the first, third, and fifth weeks of the 2016 season.
He was named the ‘NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month’ and the ‘NFC Offensive Player of the Month’ in September 2016 and October 2017, respectively.
He was named the ‘NFC Offensive Player of the Week’ in the third week of 2016 and the seventh week of 2017.
He received the ‘Bert Bell Award’ in 2017.
Wentz lives in Mullica Hill in southern New Jersey and frequently visits his home in North Dakota. He enjoys hunting with his friends. He got engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Madison Oberg, in February 2018 and married her in July the same year.
He is a God-fearing Christian. His personal motto is “Audience of One,” which means that he lives for the Lord as his audience and intends to glorify everything he achieves each day of his life.
He launched the ‘AO1 Foundation’ in July 2017. The foundation works for underprivileged youth, physically disabled people, and military veterans. It provides food, shelter, and education opportunities. It also promotes his passion for the outdoors and hunting, along with his love for dogs.
He built a sports complex in conjunction with ‘Mission of Hope’ in Haiti. He has also raised funds through charity softball games.
Although he was an avid fan of ‘Minnesota Vikings’ in his younger days, he idolized former ‘Green Bay Packers’ legend and 2016 ‘Pro Football Hall of Fame’ inductee QB Brett Favre.
He is a good friend of ‘Major League Baseball’ player Mike Trout. Once, after winning a football game, he presented Trout with the winning ball as a souvenir.
His first job was that of an umpire in youth baseball games.
Carson has two golden retrievers named Henley and Jersey.