The Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League are well-known for having professional football player Budda Baker, real name Bishard Baker. He performs as a safety. He is 88 kg in weight and 1.78 m tall. In addition to participating in football and track at Bellevue High School, he was a student.
He was a four-star recruit, one of his class’ top safeties, and the Seattle Times High School Athlete of the Year as a senior. During his time at the University of Washington, he played college football for the Washington Huskies. He made 80 tackles, one interception, and one sack as a true freshman in 2014, starting all 14 games.
His decision to forgo his senior year and declare for the 2017 NFL Draft was made public on January 3, 2017. During the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Baker was chosen by the Arizona Cardinals. He was given a four-year, $6.83 million contract by the Cardinals in May 2017, which included a $3.10 million signing bonus and a guarantee of $3.88 million.
He made history as the highest-paid safety in the NFL at the time when he agreed to a four-year, $59 million agreement with the Cardinals in August 2020. In recognition of his work during Week 6, Baker was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. In the 2021 season, he started every game and finished with 17 starts while compiling 98 tackles, two sacks, seven passes defended, and three interceptions.
Is Budda Baker Married?
Not yet. He is not married but he is in a relationship with Tiffany Stanfield with whom he has a daughter called Alani.