Aaron Josef Hernandez (born November 6, 1989) was a professional football tight end in the United States. He played three seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the New England Patriots before being released.
This occurred following his arrest as a result of Odin Lloyd’s murder. He and fellow draftee and teammate Rob Gronkowski, one of the league’s most dominant tight-end duos, became the first to score five touchdowns in consecutive seasons for the same team.
|Full Name:||Aaron Josef Hernandez|
|Stage Name:||Aaron Hernandez|
|Born:||6 November 1989 (age 28 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Bristol, Connecticut, United States|
|Died:||19 April 2017, Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, Lancaster, Massachusetts, United States|
|Parents:||Dennis Hernandez, Terri Hernandez|
|Siblings:||D. J. Hernandez|
|Wife • Spouse:||Shayanna Jenkins|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Children:||Avielle Janelle Hernandez|
|Occupation:||Football Tight End|
His Early Life and Education
Aaron Hernandez was born in Bristol, Connecticut on November 6, 1989. His astrological sign is Scorpio.
Dennis Hernande is Aaron Hernandez’s father’s name, and Terri Valentine-Hernandez is his mother’s name. D. J. Hernandez is his younger brother, a football player.
He graduated from Bristol Central High School. In his senior year, he was named Connecticut’s Gatorade Footballer of the Year.
Aaron Hernandez later transferred to the University of Florida and played for head coach Urban Meyer. In his first year of high school, he also received the John Mackey Award.
Aaron Hernandez’s Career
Aaron Hernandez dropped out of college to participate in the 2010 NFL Draft. The New England Patriots selected him in the fourth round at his game. He was the NFL’s youngest player during the 2010 offseason. In Week 9, they were defeated by the Cleveland Browns.
After catching two touchdown passes from Tom Brady in Week 15, he was named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week, and he finished the season with six touchdowns in 14 games.
He rose to prominence during the 2011 season. He gained 129 yards on nine carries, including a touchdown against the Denver Broncos, before leading the Patriots to Super Bowl XLVI, where they were defeated by the New York Giants. He appeared in 12 of 14 games this season. However, he was unable to play in the final two games due to a knee injury.
Aaron Hernandez’s contract was extended for another five years the following season. Similarly, he was sidelined for several weeks due to a high ankle sprain. Following that, he had eight receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns in the Monday Night Football game. The opponent was the Houston Texans.
His Personal Life
Aaron Hernandez proposed to Shayanna Jenkins in high school.
The lovely couple welcomed their first child (daughter) Avielle Janelle Jenkins Hernandez into the world in November 2012.
Aaron Hernandez’s Death
On April 19, 2017, Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanging by his bedsheets from a window in his cell and was pronounced dead upon arrival at UMass Memorial Hospital-Leominster. Three handwritten messages were discovered in an open Bible at John 3:16, and blood paintings were discovered on his cell walls.
Following his death, his attorneys petitioned the Massachusetts Superior Court for a reversal of his murder conviction, which was granted on May 9, 2017. He was declared to have died as an innocent man under state statutes because he was appealing his conviction.
While the autopsy report determined that Aaron Hernandez died by suicide, his family requested that his brain be released for analysis at Boston University, where it was discovered that he had brain lesions consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
His Net Worth
Aaron Hernandez had amassed a sizable fortune as a well-known football star. Though his exact fortune is unknown, his net worth was reported to be $50,000 at the time of his death.
His Social Media
Aaron Hernandez’s handle on social media is no longer active. His Instagram account has been deactivated, but his Facebook profile, which has more than 100,000 followers, remains dormant.