Ted Ginn Jr. Biography

(American Football Player)

Birthday: April 12, 1985 (Aries)

Born In: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Ted Ginn Jr. is a professional American football player and return specialist who currently plays for the ‘New Orleans Saints’ in NFL. He has also played for other NFL franchises. These include the ‘Miami Dolphins’, ‘San Francisco 49ers’, ‘Carolina Panthers’, and the ‘Arizona Cardinals’. The athlete who started his career under his father’s guidance has become one of the best players of his generation. Before becoming a football player, he was an exceptional track athlete. Besides being a national champion, he was also widely considered to qualify for ‘Summer Olympics’. But his track career took a backseat once he started taking football more seriously. His speed on track is clearly reflected in his speed on the field. He has been named ‘USA Today High School Defensive Player of the Year’, a three-time ‘All-American’, and even made the ‘PFWA All-Rookie Team’, etc. In his pro-football career, he has recorded more than 391 receptions for 5416 yards and averages 13.9 in receiving yards. He also has 31 receiving touchdowns, 2 rushing touchdowns, and 7 return touchdowns. He has also managed to lead a relatively injury-free career.
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Quick Facts

Also Known As: Theodore Ginn Jr.

Age: 37 Years, 37 Year Old Males

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Krystle McCoy (m. 2015)

father: Ted Ginn, Sr.

mother: Jeanette Ginn

siblings: Jason Lucas, Tiffany Ginn

children: Krysten Lee Ginn, Theodore Ginn III

Born Country: United States

American Football Players Film & Theater Personalities

Height: 5'11" (180 cm), 5'11" Males

U.S. State: Ohio

City: Cleveland, Ohio

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education: Ohio State University

Childhood & Early Life
Theodore “Ted” Ginn Jr. was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, on April 12, 1985. His father is Ted Ginn Sr., the ‘Glenville High School Tarblooders’ coach. His mother is Jeanette Ginn. He has a brother named Jason Lucas and a sister named Tiffany.
He was diagnosed with Dyslexia and Dysphoria at a very young age. Because of this, he faced considerable learning difficulties in ‘Glenville High School’. However, he excelled in sports.
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Career
Ted Ginn Jr.’s athletic career started while still at high school. As part of the ‘Glenville High School Tarblooders’, he played quarterback, defensive back, and wide receiver. He was named ‘High School All-American’ by ‘USA Today’ and ‘Parade’.
Simultaneously, he was a prodigal track athlete for the ‘Glenville High School’ track team. He won the national championship in the 110-meter hurdles and won the state title for two consecutive years.
In 2004, he joined the ‘Ohio State University’. Initially recruited to run track, Ted Ginn Jr. switched to a career in football. He joined the university’s football team, the ‘Ohio State Buckeyes’ as a defensive back.
In his freshman season in 2004, Ted registered 25 receptions for 359 yards and 2 touchdowns. In 2005, ‘Ohio State Buckeyes’ made him the starting wide receiver.
In the 2006 season, he became their top receiver with 59 catches. By his last season with the ‘Ohio State Buckeyes’, Ginn Jr. had recorded 125 receptions, 26 touchdowns, and gained more than 4068 yards.
After recovering from a foot injury, Ted Ginn Jr. was picked up by the ‘Miami Dolphins’ (2007 – 2009) in the ‘2007 NFL Draft’. He was also the ninth overall pick.
In his rookie season (2007), he finished with 2 touchdowns, 34 receptions covering 420 yards, and 24 punt returns for 230 yards.
In the 2008 season, he was made the starting wide receiver for the ‘Miami Dolphins’. The season ended with him recording 32 kick returns covering 657 yards, 7 punt returns for 54 yards, and 56 receptions for 790 yards.
Ted Ginn Jr.’s 2009 season was a disaster with dropping touchdown passes, fumbles, and really bad form. He was removed from the ‘Miami Dolphins’ starting team.
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He was traded off to the ‘San Francisco 49ers’ on April 16, 2010. He recorded 12 receptions and 1 touchdown in the 2010 season. In 2011, he recorded 19 receptions for 220 yards.
In 2011, he suffered an injury that practically ended his season. He re-signed with the ‘San Francisco 49ers’ on March 22, 2012. He was instrumental in leading the team to ‘Super Bowl XLVII’.
The ‘Carolina Panthers’ signed Ted Ginn to a one year deal on March 21, 2013. It was one of his best seasons with 36 receptions covering 556 yards and 5 touchdowns.
He was then recruited by the ‘Arizona Cardinals’ on March 13, 2014. He registered 14 receptions covering 190 yards, 22 kick returns, 26 punt returns and a punt return touchdown. Although he had signed a three-year deal, he was let go on February 23, 2015.
Ted Ginn Jr. returned to the ‘Carolina Panthers’ on March 9, 2015. In the 2015 season with them, he helped them reach ‘Super Bowl 50’. He also had 44 receptions for 739 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns.
2016 was his last season with the ‘Carolina Panthers’. He recorded 4 receiving touchdowns and 54 receptions for 752 yards.
Since March 9, 2017, Ted Ginn Jr. has been playing for the ‘New Orleans Saints’ after signing a three year US $11 million contract. He finished his 2017 season with 53 receptions covering 787 yards and 4 receiving touchdowns.
In his 2018 season, he registered 17 receptions for 209 yards and scored 2 receiving touchdowns.
Family & Personal Life
Ted Ginn Jr. married Krystal McCoy on April 12, 2015, after being in a relationship since 2002. They welcomed twins, Theodore Ginn III (son) and Krysten Lee Ginn (daughter) in 2010.

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