Aaron Josef Hernandez (born 6 November 1989) was a professional American football tight end. He spent three seasons with the New England Patriots in the National Football League (NFL) before being dismissed.
This happened following his arrest, which resulted from the murder of Odin Lloyd. He and fellow draftee and colleague Rob Gronkowski, one of the league’s most dominant tight-end duos, became the first tandem to score five touchdowns for the same team in consecutive seasons.
|Early Life & Education|
On 6 November 1989, Aaron Hernandez was born in Bristol, Connecticut.
The name of Aaron Hernandez‘s father’s name is Dennis Hernande, while the mother’s name is Terri Valentine-Hernandez. His younger brother, who is a football player, is named D. J. Hernandez.
He attended Bristol Central High School. In his final year in school, he was named Connecticut’s Gatorade Footballer of the season.
Aaron Hernandez was eventually transferred to the University of Florida, where he played for head coach Urban Meyer. He also won the John Mackey Award in his first year in school.
Aaron Hernandez dropped out of college to play in the 2010 NFL tournament. He was taken in the fourth round by the New England Patriots at his game. During the hiatus 2010 season, he was the NFL’s youngest player. They lost to Cleveland Browns in the week 9 game.
He was announced Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week in Week 15 after collecting two touchdown passes from Tom Brady, and he finished the season with six touchdowns in 14 games.
During the 2011 season, he rose to prominence. He gained 129 yards on nine attempts, including a touchdown against the Denver Broncos, and then led the Patriots to Super Bowl XLVI, in which they suffered defeat to the New York Giants. During the season, he appeared in 12 of 14 games. However, he couldn’t play the two last games due to a knee injury.
In the following season, Aaron Hernandez renewed his contract for another five years. Similarly, he was out for several weeks due to a high ankle injury. Subsequently, he had 8 receptions for 58 yards and two scores in the Monday Night Football game. The game was against Houston Texans.
Aaron Hernandez got engaged to Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez while in high school.
In September 2012, the lovely couple welcomed their first child (daughter) named Avielle Janelle Hernandez into the world.
Aaron Hernandez’s Demise
Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanging by his bedsheets from a window in his cell on April 19, 2017, and was pronounced dead upon arrival at UMass Memorial Hospital-Leominster. Three handwritten messages were discovered in a Bible open at John 3:16, and blood paintings were discovered on the walls of his cell.
Following his death, his attorneys filed an application in Massachusetts Superior Court to have his murder conviction overturned, which was granted on May 9, 2017. According to state statutes, he was announced to have officially died as an innocent man because he was appealing his conviction.
While the autopsy report deemed his death a suicide, Aaron Hernandez‘s family requested that his brain be released for analysis at Boston University, which found that he had brain lesions consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Aaron Hernandez, as a well-known football star, had amassed a sizable fortune. Though his exact fortune is unknown, his net worth at the time of his death was reported to be US$50,000.
When it comes to social media, Aaron Hernandez‘s handle is no longer active. His Instagram account has been deactivated, but his Facebook profile, which has over 100,000 followers, remains inactive.