Who is Jonathan Vilma?

Jonathan Vilma is a football player from the United States. Jonathan Vilma is a former linebacker for the New Orleans Saints. He is well-known for his battle with the NFL over a suspension for his role in the New Orleans bounty scandal in 2012.

Quick Facts

Full Name:Jonathan Vilma
Born Date:16 Apr 1982
Lucky Number:4
Lucky Stone:Diamond
Lucky Color:Red
Best Match for Marriage:Leo
Profession:Football Player
Height:6 feet 1 inches (1.85m)
Marital Status:single
Break UpBritny Bock
Net Worth$11M
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Birth PlaceCoral Gables, Florida
EducationUniversity of Miami
FatherFritz Vilma
MotherNelly Banatte
SiblingsOne (Alice Vilma)
KidsOne daughter (Samaara Vilma)

Jonathan Vilma Biography

Jonathan Vilma was born in Coral Gables, Florida, on April 16, 1982. He is 41 years old and born under the sign of Aries. His full name is Jonathan Polynice Vilma, and he is of American descent.

Fritz Vilma is his father’s name, and Nelly Banatte is his mother’s. Furthermore, both of his parents were born in Haiti. He also has a sister named Alice Vilma. Aside from that, little to no information about his family members is currently available.

Jonathan Vilma Education And Early Career

Jonathan’s educational background and qualifications include attendance at G.W. Carver Middle School. He later went on to Coral Gables High School, where he was teammates with Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore.

Jonathan Vilma was able to attend the University of Miami on an athletic scholarship. From 2000 to 2003, he was a member of the Miami Hurricanes football teams coached by Butch Davis and Larry Coker. Similarly, he was able to play in all 11 games as a reserve middle linebacker in 2000, compiling 38 tackles (29 solos) and a pass deflection.

From 2000 to 2003, he was able to play in every season of his university career. In addition, he was a finalist for the Butkus Award in 2003. He was also named Academic All-Big East Conference three times. He then earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Miami’s School of Business Administration.

Jonathan Vilma Height And Weight

Jonathan Vilma has a height of 6 feet 1 inch and his weight is 104 Kg but his other body measurements are not available to date. Moreover, Vilma has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Jonathan Vilma (Source: Twitter)


Jonathan was selected by the Jets with the 12th overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. In 2004, he was named the Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. During his rookie season, he racked up 107 tackles, two sacks, and three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. Similarly, in 2005, he led the NFL in tackles with 169, forced four fumbles, and recorded one fumble recovery, half a sack, and one interception. In addition, he had 114 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and one interception during his 2006 game and matches.

Furthermore, on February 27, 2009, he signed a five-year, $34 million contract with the Saints. He was then named a defensive captain, led the team in tackles, had three interceptions, and was selected for his second Pro Bowl. Then, in 2010, he was able to lead the team in tackles once more. He even started every game and was named to the Pro Bowl.

Jonathan Vilma rose to prominence as a key figure in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. In addition, the NFL suspended him for the entire 2012 season due to his involvement in bounty. However, he denied the allegation and appealed, and he had witnessed on his side as well. The suspension was then overturned on September 7, and Vilma was reinstated for the 2012 season. Furthermore, he had knee surgery during the preseason in 2013 and was inactive for a few games.

Furthermore, on February 12, 2014, his contract was not renewed with the New Orleans Saints. He then was able to become a guest analyst on Bleacher Report. He then officially retired from football and was honored by the Saints before their home game on December 6, 2015. Also, he was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame on October 29, 2017.

Jonathan Vilma Wife, Marriage

Jonathan Vilma seems to be single as of now and is more focused on his life career. However, he was in a relationship with Britny Bock but they broke up in the mid-2010s. Other than this, information about his other relationships has not come forward until now. Moreover, he has a daughter from Britny Bock whose name is Samaara Vilma.

Jonathan Vilma’s Net Worth

Jonathan Vilma has a net worth of $11 million, as of May 2023, and his main income source must be his football career.

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