A.J. Epenesa Bio, Age, Height, Girlfriend, Salary, Net Worth, Buffalo Bills

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A.J. Epenesa Biography

Andrew Jared Epenesa is an American football defensive end playing for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. Previously, he played college football at Iowa and was selected by the Bills in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

A.J. Epenesa Age

A.J. was born on September 15, 1998, in Oak Park, Kansas, United States of America. He is 25 years old.

A.J. Epenesa Height

He stands at a height of 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m).

A.J. Epenesa Weight

He weighs 260 lb (118 kg).

A.J. Epenesa Family

A.J. was born to his supportive parents Eppy and Stephanie Epenesa in Oak Park, Kansas, United States. He has two brothers, Sam and Eric. A.J. and his brothers grew up watching the NFL Draft from their Glen Carbon house inside the living room. His father played defensive line for Iowa Football in the 1990s.

A.J. Epenesa Girlfriend

AJ and his sweetheart Mary Marusza have been dating since 2021. Previously, he was dating Stopka. Mary is a professional volleyball player who played for Mercyhurst College ladies’ volleyball team for a very long time. On October 16, 2022, AJ wished Mary a cheerful birthday as he shared a few pictures on his Instagram.

A.J. Epenesa Education

He attended Edwardsville High School in Edwardsville, Illinois where he garnered All-American honors in both track and football. On January 17, 2016, AJ committed to Iowa, becoming the highest-rated recruit to play for a Kirk Ferentz-led team at Iowa. He also played in the Polynesian Bowl and Army All-American Bowl after his senior year. He was named to the All-Freshmen Big Ten Conference team after his freshman season.

He was projected as a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft before his junior season with some estimations placing him as high as second. AJ was named to the preseason Polynesian College Player of the Year Watch List in 2018 and 2019 and was one of five finalists for the award in 2018.

A.J. Epenesa Salary

He receives an average salary of $1,469,325 annually.

A.J. Epenesa Net Worth

He has an approximate net worth of $4 million.

A.J. Epenesa Career

AJ was drafted by The Buffalo Bills Epenesa in the second round, 54th overall, of the 2020 NFL Draft. On May 7, 2020, he signed a four-year, $5.877 million contract, including a $1.834 million signing bonus, with the Bills. In Week 3 of the 2020 season, he recorded his first career sack in a 35–32 win over the Los Angeles Rams, tackling quarterback Jared Goff during the first quarter. In 2022, he had a breakout season recording 6.5 sacks, 16 total tackles, 14 quarterback pressures, 10 quarterback hits, and 5 passes deflected.

He scored his first career defensive touchdown in week 3 of the 2023 season against the Washington Commanders, intercepting Washington quarterback Sam Howell and returning the pass for a 32-yard touchdown during the Bills’ 37–3 win. AJ notably became the second alumnus of Edwardsville High School to score a touchdown in the NFL after Morris Bradshaw in 1982.

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