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Lucky Whitehead Jr., born Rodney Darnell Whitehead Jr., is a football wide receiver and kick returner.
On June 2, 1992, Lucky Whitehead was born in Manassas, Virginia. Lucky Whitehead's cousin, Ralphlito Ross, gave him the nickname 'Lucky'.
Lucky Whitehead migrated to Florida Atlantic University from Dean College before being signed by the Dallas Cowboys in 2015. He also played for the New York Jets and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Presently, he plays for the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League (CFL).
Lucky Whitehead is estimated to have a net worth of $1.5 million. He is listed among the richest football players to be born in Virginia.
Lucky Whitehead's accurate annual income remains unknown.
Lucky Whitehead has a height of 5 ft 10 in (178 cm).
Lucky Whitehead was born in Virginia on June 2, 1992, and as of 2022, he is 30 years old.
Lucky Whitehead was born to Rodney Whitehead and Karen Morris in Manassas, Virginia, in 1992.
Lucky Whitehead rose to fame as a popular American football player. He went to George C. Round Elementary and Osbourn High School, at which he ended up playing wide receiver and cornerback on the football team and was awarded All-Conference as a senior. Whitehead signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 2015. He migrated to Florida Atlantic University after receiving All-Conference honors and was selected as an All-American at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts. There he headed Conference USA in receptions as a senior and scored two hundred and eighty-four all-purpose yards.
Lucky Whitehead led the league with seventy-six catches for seven hundred and six yards and six touchdowns; twenty-one carries for two hundred and ten yards and two scores, and a twenty-four and seven-tenths yard average on kickoff returns. In his final college game, he recorded a seventy-three-yard punt return for a touchdown against Old Dominion University.
The current girlfriend of Lucky Whitehead is Nicole Alexander. The pair began dating in 2017 and have been in a relationship for around five years.
Virginia-born Lucky Whitehead started his career in 2015 with the NFL Draft. Soon after, the Dallas Cowboys signed him as an undrafted free agent. He only averaged five and eight-tenths of a yard per attempt as a punt returner, but he showed promise as a kickoff returner against the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. With four running attempts against the New York Giants in the sixth game of the season, he set a franchise record for a wide receiver.
Lucky Whitehead returned the opening kickoff one hundred and one yards for a touchdown in the 2016 National Football League preseason opener. In Week Six, he grabbed a career-long thirty-five-yard pass from quarterback Dak Prescott and ran twenty-six yards for the season against the Green Bay Packers. During the season, he had issues, including a costly fumble during a run against the Minnesota Vikings. He was fined and deactivated against the New York Giants the following week for being late to team meetings.
The New York Jets claimed Lucky Whitehead off waivers on July 26, 2017. On August 16, 2017, it was announced that he would require surgery for a fractured foot injury during practice, with a four to six-week recuperation period. On September 11, 2017, Lucky Whitehead was released by the team. On November 24, 2017, he was re-signed to the Jets' practice squad. On December 30, 2017, he was placed on the active roster.
On May 9, 2019, Lucky signed a contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He had a standout performance in Week Three of the 2019 regular season, catching seven passes for one hundred and fifty-five yards and two scores. In fifteen regular-season games, Whitehead had fifty-two receptions for five hundred and twenty-one yards and two touchdowns, one rushing touchdown; and one kickoff return for a score.
On February 9, 2021, Lucky Whitehead signed with the BC Lions on the first day of free agency. The Lions announced on October 4, 2021, that Whitehead would have surgery after fracturing his hand in a Week Nine loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He was out of the lineup for three weeks and two games before returning on October 20 against the Toronto Argonauts. He ended with sixty catches for nine hundred and thirty-two yards and four touchdowns in only twelve games played, earning him his first CFL All-Star title.
In 2016, Whitefield hosted a charity youth football camp in Manassas for children aged four to fifteen.
In 2014, Lucky was named All-C-USA, an inter-college athletic league. He became a Grey Cup champion in 2019. He was awarded a CFL West All-Star and a CFL All-Star in appreciation of his performance during the 2021 season.
Lucky Whitehead enjoys acting in shows and films.
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