Demarcus Ware
Demarcus Ware
Celebrated Name: Demarcus Ware
Real Name/Full Name: DeMarcus Omar Ware
Gender: Male
Age: 41 years old
Birth Date: 31st July 1982
Birth Place: Auburn, Alabama
Nationality: American
Height: 1.93m
Weight: 117kgs
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Taniqua Smith (div. 2012)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Marley and DeMarcus Ware II)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A/
Is Demarcus Ware Gay?: No
Profession: American Football Player
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $40 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

DeMarcus is an American football player who plays as a defensive end as well as an outside linebacker. He played his college football at Troy University before Dallas Cowboys drafted him in the 2005 NFL Draft. He spent most of the playing days with Dallas Cowboys after spen

ding nine seasons with them. He left Cowboys as a hero, leaving as their all-time quarterback sacks leader with 117. After announcing his retirement in 2017, he later signed a one day contract with Dallas Cowboys so that he can retire as a cowboy. This was a way of Dallas Cowboys honoring the successful career he had with them.

Maybe you know about Demarcus Ware very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Demarcus Ware’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

DeMarcus Omar Ware was born on 31st July 1982 in Auburn, Alabama, where he grew up. He joined Ogletree Elementary School for his early education. This is where he started playing football. He later joined Auburn High School, where he competed in different sports, among them baseball, football, track, and basketball. He excelled better in football and dropped the other sports to major in football.

He started playing football as a wide receiver and as a linebacker. He won every football game as senior becoming the Most Valuable Linebacker as well as the Most Valuable Wide-Receiver. In track & field sports, he did very well in the high jump with his best jump being 1.94m and long jump where his best jump was 7.14 meters.

Personal Life

Besides football, DeMarcus has a personal life in which he has tried his best to keep it private. He married his long-time girlfriend in March 2005. The two met in Auburn High School, where both were studying. Smith was a United States Air Force member while his dad was working in the police force. During their early days in marriage, they tried having a baby several times ending in two miscarriages. At last, his son was born only to for him to die later.

Both agreed to adopt a child which they in 2006, adopting their daughter Marley. In 2010, their son DeMarcus Ware II was born. Two years after their son’s birth, the two announced their divorce due to irreconcilable differences. In 2018, DeMarcus competed on the Dancing with the Star’s twenty-seventh season, where he finished seventh.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 31st July 1982, Demarcus Ware is 41 years old as of today’s date 25th May 2024. His height is 1.93m tall, and his weight is 117 kg.


DeMarcus started his professional football career in 2005 when Dallas Cowboys drafted him as the 11th overall pick. He made his Cowboys debut against San Diego Chargers, where he posted three tackles in total, including one quarterback pressure. His impressive performance led to the cowboys winning the march 28-24. He ended the following season with a team-high of 11.5 sacks

His impressive form in 2007 led to his coach Wade Phillips calling him the league’s best outside linebacker. He made history by becoming the second cowboy to have a record of at least fourteen sacks in one season. He went on to represent the cowboys until 2013 when he was released as a free agent. He signed for Denver Broncos on 12th March 2014, signing a three-year contract worth $30 million. After three seasons with Broncos, he announced his retirement on 13th March 2017.

Awards & Achievements

His impressive career in football hasn’t gone unnoticed with DeMarcus winning awards and recognition from different entities. He was ranked the fourth-best player in NFL by Pete Prisco, only coming behind Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. 19th April 2016 is DeMarcus Ware Day in Alabama, which was declared by Alabama governor in his honor. In his playing days, he was the best linebacker in the world. To date, he is the 29th player to ever reach 100+ sacks in the fastest time. Besides that, he ranked the best rusher in 2012 in the NFL Top 100.

Net Worth & Salary of Demarcus Ware in 2024

Demarcus Ware Net Worth
Demarcus Ware Net Worth

Most of DeMarcus’s earnings comes from his career as an American football player. His Dallas Cowboys career was worth millions of dollars with his Denver Broncos three years contract is worth $30 million. His current net worth is estimated to be worth $40 million as of May 2024.

After announcing his retirement in 2017, Dallas Cowboys resigned for just a day to give him the honor of retiring as a cowboy, which he did. Though he didn’t come from a very wealthy family, he managed to become a great individual through his talent. Though he divorced his wife, both continue to raise their children together.


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