Heyer is one of the most popular American professional footballers. He has achieved quite a lot in just four to five years of his career; needless to say he has made a good lot of money that can secure his future for rest of his life. In fact, during the year 2011, his deal with Oakland Raiders made quite a bit of news, when he was hired for a whopping $1.7 million.
How Stephon Won Many a Million Hearts
The 28 year old athlete from Georgia started showing his strong interest in the game when he went to high school. By the time he was in high school he had the right built and structure for professional level football, which turned out to be a big plus for the player. It was his performance that impressed many colleges and this was the reason Steven Heyer was wanted as a student by many colleges after he completed his high school; all this because of his extraordinary zeal and perseverance and above all his passion for football.
Criminal Justice Degree Holder
Regardless of his demand in different colleges from different cities he went on to pursue a degree in criminal justice in Maryland. He finished his education successfully in 2006. Then it was NFL that laid its eye on Steven Heyer because of his excellent all-around performance in the prestigious 2007 Hula Bowl event.
4 Sweet Years with Redskins
During the year 2007, he was picked by Redskins where he continued playing till 2011. During this four years’ time he proved to be a very competent player who helped his team win numerous titles across various states. It was his sheer determination and unbendable passion for football that helped him succeed so early in his career.
Heyer is the perfect example for someone who is willing to fight for his or dream in spite of numerous hurdles. Managing studies with football, being brought up by a single mother, coming from a small town; all these definitely did not make his journey easier but his determination turned out to be far stronger than these hurdles.
The Secret behind His Success!
He also got a strong support from her single mother who even went one step ahead by hiring a personal trainer for him. Heyer’s father, who unfortunately passed away when Stephon was quite young, was the one who introduced him to the game of football.
After being with Redskins till 2011, he moved to Oakland Raiders and played for the Cleveland based team for one year. In May 2012, he was hired by New York Jets and currently plays for the NFL team, which represents the metropolitan area of New York.