William Vincent Fuller V, professionally known as Will Fuller is an American football player. He plays as a wide receiver. He currently plays for the Houston Texans of the NFL. Texans drafted him in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Fuller faced 6 games suspension on 30 November 2020 for using Performance-enhancing drugs. He played college football at Notre Dame where he led the college to the unsuccessful Fiesta Bowl campaign in 2015 and earned an All-American mention.
He has over 168k followers on his Instagram.
What is Will Fuller Famous For?
- Houston Texans drafted him in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
- Played college football at Notre Dame, where he earned All-American honor.
Where is Will Fuller From?
Will Fuller was born on 16 April 1994. His birth name is William Vincent Fuller V. His birth place is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He was born to a father, Bill Fuller, and a mother, Megan Mitchell. He has 4 siblings. He has mixed ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. His father is African-American and his mother is white.
Regarding his educational background, he attended Roman Catholic High School. He started playing football there. He was named the MVP of the Philadelphia Catholic League 4A as a senior in 2012. After high school, he originally committed to play college football at Penn State, where he received a football scholarship. However, he committed to Notre Dame in August 2012.
He played very many games as a freshman. He caught only 6 passes for 160 yards. As a sophomore, he recorded 76 receptions for 1,094 yards with 15 touchdowns. He tied Golden Tate for the school single-season record. His 15 touchdowns were also tied for 3rd in FBS. Sports Illustrated recognized him as an honorable mention All-American after his sophomore season. He finished his junior year with 62 catches for career-high 1,258 yards with 14 touchdowns. He led Notre Dame to the Fiesta Bowl, where they lost to Ohio State. Associated Press mentioned him in the second-team All-American. He announced to forego his senior year to enter the 2016 NFL Draft. He finished his college career with 144 receptions for 2,512 yards and 30 touchdowns.
Will Fuller NFL Career
- The Houston Texans selected him in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
- He signed a 4-year rookie contract with the Texans worth $10.16 million, including a $5.6 million signing bonus and $9.41 million guaranteed.
- He made his NFL debut on 11 September 2016 against the Chicago Bears. He had 5 receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown in his debut NFL game.
- He made his postseason debut on 7 January 2017 against the Oakland Raiders in the Wild Card Round.
- Texans lost in the Divisional Round against the eventual Super Bowl LI champion, New England Patriots.
- He had 47 receptions for 635 yards, 196 return yards, 2 receiving touchdowns, and a return touchdown in 15 games and 13 starts in his rookie season.
- Fuller suffered a broken collarbone injury during training camp on 2 August 2017. The injury sustained him from football for two months.
- He made his 2017 season debut in Week 4 against the Tennesse Titans and caught 4 passes for 35 yards and 2 touchdowns.
- He finished the 2017 season with 28 receptions for 423 yards, 135 return yards, and 7 receiving touchdowns in 10 games and 10 starts.
- His 2018 season ended when he sustained a torn ACL injury during the Week 8 fixture against the Miami Dolphins.
- He finished the 2018 season with 32 receptions for 503 yards and 4 touchdowns in 7 games and 7 starts.
- The Texans exercised the fifth-year option on Fuller’s contract in April 2019.
- He returned from injury during the 2019 season opener against the New Orleans Saints.
- He marked 200+ yards in a game for the first time in his NFL career against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5 of the 2019 season.
- He finished the 2019 season with 49 receptions for 670 yards and 2 touchdowns in 11 games and 11 starts.
- The Texans lost to Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round, where he caught 5 passes for 89 yards.
- He became the number one wide receiver after his teammate DeAndre Hopkins was traded to the Arizona Cardinals in 2020.
- Fuller received 6 games suspension on 30 November 2020 for using Performance-enhancing drugs. With the ban, he will miss the rest of the season and the first game of the 2021 NFL season. Texans cornerback Bradley Roby also faced a similar ban.
- He finished the 2020 season with 53 catches for 879 yards and 8 touchdowns.
- Fuller wrote on Instagram,
“Earlier this year, I sought treatment from a medical professional who prescribed medication that he believed to be permitted under the NFL’s drug policy. As it turns out, my trust in this professional was misplaced because this medication was NOT a permitted substance under the NFL Policy on Performance Enhancing Substances.
As a result of this mistake, I have been suspended for six games for taking this prohibited medication. I want to sincerely apologize to the Texans organization and all of my fans for this mistake. I am looking forward to putting this all behind me and returning better than ever in 2021.
Thank you, Will”
Will Fuller Girlfriend
Will Fuller is not married. He maintains a low profile regarding his personal life. He is reportedly dating a beautiful girl named Anna Maria Gilbertson. More information about his relationship status will be updated soon.
Will Fuller Height
Will Fuller stands at a height of 1.83 m i.e. 6 feet tall. He has a bodyweight of 184 lbs i.e. 83 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is also dark brown. He has curly and dreadlocked hair. His sexual orientation is straight.
Will Fuller Salary and Net Worth
Will Fuller earns from his professional career as a football career. His income comes from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. The Houston Texans drafted him in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He had signed a 4-year rookie contract worth $10.16 million, including a $5.6 million signing bonuses and $9.41 million guaranteed. He had an annual salary of $2.5 million. The Texans exercised his fifth-year option in 2019. By 2020, he earned a base salary of $10.16 million. The Texans is reportedly set to offer Fuller a lucrative contract before he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2021. His net worth is estimated at around $7 million. Once he signs a new contract, he will receive a whooping salary that will add a large fortune to his wealth.