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Former Buffalo Bills DB Coy Wire

Coy Wire net worth: How much does former NFL player turned sportscaster earn?

Coy Wire spent nine years in the NFL as a defender for the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons between the 2002 and 2010 seasons.

One of the biggest highlights of his career was winning the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. He remained in the football world as a broadcaster following his retirement from the NFL during the 2011 offseason.


He began his sportscasting career with FOX Sports where he served in several different positions, including as a studio analyst as well as an article writer. He spent about five years with FOX in various roles before joining CNN Sports in 2015 in a more prominent position.

They promoted him to a full-time anchor and correspondent in several sports, while serving as an NFL expert.

According to Hollywoodworth, Wire averages approximately $146,000 in annual salary from his position with CNN Sports.

He also earns additional income from his assorted endorsement deals, as well as several books he's published. He also earned more than $6 million during his NFL career from his team contracts with the Bills and Falcons.


All of this combined for Coy Wire's net worth to be approximately around $10 million.

Coy Wire stats: How good was the former Stanford LB in NFL?

Atlanta Falcons DB Coy Wire

Coy Wire played his college football career with the Stanford Cardinal in the well-respected Pac-10 Conference. He joined the team for the 1998 season, where he initially served as a running back for the first two years of his collegiate career. He combined to record 730 total yards and six touchdowns before switching from offense to defense in year three.


Wire spent his final two seasons with Stanford as a linebacker, which significantly helped him become a professional prospect.

The Buffalo Bills took notice of his versatility as a well-rounded football player and eventually selected him with the 97th overall pick in the third round of the 2002 NFL draft. He was named their starting strong safety for his rookie year in the 2002 NFL season.

Coy Wire spent six solid years with the Bills as a defensive back, mostly playing safety but also contributing to their special teams unit. He then joined the Atlanta Falcons in a similar role ahead of the 2008 NFL season. He spent three years with the team before announcing his retirement in 2011.

Wire totaled 253 career tackles, while also chipping in with two forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, five passes defended and five sacks.

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