On July 27, 1995, Ben Niemann, a linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League, was born. He participated in collegiate football at Iowa.
Niemann was born in Des Moines, Iowa, but moved about a lot as a child due to his father’s job as a football coach. His preferred sports while attending Sycamore High School in Sycamore, Illinois, were basketball and football.
Niemann joined the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent, and after training camp, he was included on the team’s final 53-man roster. On September 9, 2018, he played on special teams in the season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers, marking his NFL debut.
In 16 games played, Niemann finished the regular season of 2019 with 56 tackles, a pass defense, and a fumble recovery (one start).
Niemann recorded six tackles throughout the postseason, including a tackle and hit on Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV victory to force an error on third down.
During the 34-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3 of the 2020 campaign on Monday Night Football, Niemann recorded his first career sack on Lamar Jackson and recovered a fumble that Jackson had lost.
On June 16, 2022, Niemann signed a contract with the Arizona Cardinals.
Meet Jay Niemann and Lou Ann
The parents of Niemann are Jay and Lou Ann Niemann. His father previously held positions as the defensive coordinator at Rutgers and Northern Illinois as well as head coach at Simpson College.
He is currently the assistant defensive line coach and defensive recruiting coordinator for Iowa.
Nick Niemann, his younger brother, is a linebacker for the Los Angeles Chargers at the moment.