Jason Pierre-Paul - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 10, 2022

Jason Pierre-Paul
Nick Name: JPP, Haitian Sensation
Profession: Football player
Best Known For: New York Giants (football team)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $35 million

Personal Details

Born on : January 1, 1989 (age 34)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jason Andrew Pierre-Paul
Birth Place: Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA
Horoscope: Capricorn
Father's Name: Jean Pierre-Paul
Mother's Name: Marie Pierre-Paul
Siblings: 2

Nadie Pierre-Paul (sister)
Herbie Pierre-Paulna (sister)

High School: Deerfield Beach High School
University: University of South Florida
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: September 8, 2018
Wife's Name: Louise Pierre-Paul
Children: 2

Josiah Pierre-Paul (son)
Joline Pierre-Paul (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.96 meter (6 feet 5 inch)
Weight: 125 kg (275.58 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Jason Pierre-Paul?

Jason Pierre-Paul is an American football outside linebacker who plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He has previously played for New York Giants and with the team has won Super Bowl XLVI.

Jason Pierre-Paul – Age, Parents, Siblings

Jason Pierre-Paul’s birth took place on January 1, 1989, in Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA. He was born Jason Andrew Pierre-Paul to his mother Marie Pierre-Paul and his father Jean Pierre-Paul. Both of his parents are Haitian immigrants and moved to the United States in 1983.

He was raised in Florida along with his two siblings, sisters Nadie Pierre-Paul, and Herbie Pierre-Paul. Shortly after he was born, his father began losing his sight and was soon completely blind. His mother had to work several cleaning jobs to keep the family afloat.

Jason Pierre-Paul’s parents (Image: Instagram - posted Nov 2019)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Jason Pierre-Paul attended Deerfield Beach High School where he played basketball for a total of four years. But due to a serious leg injury, Pierre-Paul took up football his junior year in high school. After graduation, he enrolled at the College of the Canyons and later transferred to the University of South Florida.

His ethnicity is African-American.

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Jason Pierre-Paul  Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Pierre-Paul is a happily married man and wed his girlfriend on September 8, 2018, after more than 2 years of dating. He and his wife Louise Pierre-Paul welcomed their daughter Joline Pierre-Paul on 24 September 2019. 

He also has a son Josiah Pierre-Paul from a previous relationship. Josiah was given birth in 2015 by his now ex-girlfriend Farraw Germain. The now ex-couple was also engaged their wedding never took place and he and his fiancé had broken up.

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Jason Pierre-Paul with his wife and children - posted October 2019 (Instagram)

Jason Pierre-Paul – Career

Before NFL

While at College of the Canyons, Jason Pierre-Paul tallied 51 tackles and 19 tackles for a loss, 14 sacks, and also was able to earn First-team All-WSC and All-America honors.

In 2008, he played for Fort Scott Community College where he had 70 tackles, 10.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries, which earned him First-Team Little All-American honors.

Jason Pierre-Paul played in the University of South Florida football team in 2009 where he had 45 tackles, 6.5 sacks, one interception, broke up three passes, and forced two fumbles. There he earned Defensive Lineman Performer of the Week in the College Performance Awards and also was named First-team All-America by Pro Football Weekly.

Professional career

In 2010, Pierre-Paul decided not to go with his senior season and instead entered the 2010 NFL Draft. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round with the 15th overall pick. Jason Pierre-Paul signed a five-year $20.05 million and $11.629 million guaranteed contract with the team on July 31, 2010.

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His NFL debut was on September 12, 2010, with the New York Giants, and finished the season playing a total of 16 games, totaling 24 solo tackles and recording 4.5 sacks. He played for the Giants from 2011 to 2017 season and played against Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, etc.

New York Giants placed the franchise tag on Pierre-Paul twice, once on March 3, 2015, and again on February 27, 2017, On March 17, 2017, Pierre-Paul signed a four-year, $62 million and $40 million guaranteed contract with the New York Giants. With the Giants, he has made Pro Bowls and won Super Bowl XLVI.

On March 22, 2018, Jason Pierre-Paul was traded to Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2018 NFL Draft and is currently an outside linebacker for the team.

Jason Pierre-Paul – Injuries, accident

Pierre-Paul has had many injuries throughout his career in the NFL which has affected his play. In 2015, he sustained a serious hand injury in a fireworks accident at his home which resulted in his index finger being amputated just four days later.

Before the 2016 season, he had another surgery on his hand and another surgery for a sports hernia. In May 2019, Jason Pierre-Paul was involved in a single-car accident in Florida and suffered a neck fracture. It was reported that the accident might cost him the entire 2019 season.

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Jason Pierre-Paul – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Pierre-Paul is estimated at around $35 million. He had signed a 2-year, $25,000,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including $20,000,000 guaranteed in March 2020.

Jason Pierre-Paul – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Jason Pierre-Paul is active on social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He also has an official website- udwjpp.com.

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