Robert Patrick “Rocky” Bleier born March 5, 1946, in Appleton, Wisconsin, is a former professional American football player. He played halfback for Pittsburg Steelers in 1968 and from 1970 to 1980. His height is 5 ft 11 in. He wore number 26 during his rookie season and switched to 20 when he returned to the team. This page looks closely at Rocky Bleier’s net worth.
|Name:||Robert Patrick "Rocky" Bleier|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Profession:||Former Football Player|
Bleier played high school football for Xavier High School in his home town (Appleton, Wisconsin). He went on to attend Notre Dame University where he played in the college’s most storied game, the 10-10 tie with Michigan State.
In the sixteenth round of the 1968 NFL/AFL, his overall number was 417, and Pittsburg Steelers selected him. After his rookie season with the Steelers, he was drafted in the U.S. Army and was shipped to Vietnam. There he got injured by enemy fire in both legs and lost part of his right foot. Later he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
In 1970 Rocky Bleier rejoined the Pittsburg Steelers. Some of the highlights of his football career include 4× Super Bowl Champion.
Some of Rocky Bleier’s most prominent statistics include 980 Rushing Attempts, 23 Total Touchdowns, 3,865 Rushing Yards, and 4.2 Average.
He retired from professional football after the 1980 season. Steelers’ Rocky Bleier has become an NFL legend and is a part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
NFL players’ salaries have risen significantly over the last few decades. Today, the average salary of a top professional player is close to $2 million. In fact, for many years, players worked secondary jobs to make ends meet. It was the 1982 and 1987 strikes by NFL players that empowered them to bargain collectively to get more team revenues.
National Football League salaries range significantly. At the low end, NFL players earn between $400,000 and $600,000 per year. At the top end, NFL players can make $50 million plus. The NFL salary cap is approximately $175 million.
Most of his earlier earnings were from his football salary. After his retirement, he wrote a book “Fighting Back: The Rocky Bleier Story,” narrating his struggle to recover from his war wounds. After the book was published, it was made into a television movie.
After his retirement, he has become an author and speaker on retirement and financial management. He has authored ‘Don’t fumble your retirement’ and co-hosts a weekly radio show. He and his partner run Bleier Zagula Financial.
So what is NFL football player Rocky Bleier’s net worth in 2019? Our estimate for Rocky Bleier Net Worth as of 2019 is $4 Million.