Aqib Talib wiki, Aqib Talib Bio
Aqib Talib wiki: He is an American football cornerback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Kansas, where he received unanimous All-American honors. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Talib has also played for the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos, winning Super Bowl 50 with Denver.
|Born:||February 13, 1986
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||209 lb (95 kg)|
Aqib Talib Early years
Aqib Talib was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Theodore and Donna Henry. Donna had converted to Islam and gave her four children Muslim names: Saran, Kai, Yaqub, and Aqib. Aqib means “the last one” in Arabic; Aqib was so named as he was the youngest of the four children. His last name, Talib, means “student.” Aqib’s parents divorced at a young age, and he moved with his mother to Texas to start the eighth grade.
Aqib Talib High school career
Talib attended Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas, and lettered in football, basketball, and track for the Rams athletic teams. In football, as a senior, he was named the Berkner High School’s Defensive Back of the Year while garnering first-team all-district and first-team all-city honors. In track & field, he was a member of the 4 × 100m (43.05) and 4 × 200m (1:32.77) relay squads.
As a college football prospect during his senior year, Talib was rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com. He was recruited by Kansas, Kansas State, Wyoming, Tulsa, Arizona, and Baylor. He chose to sign a National Letter of Intent to play for Kansas.
Aqib Talib College career
Talib attended the University of Kansas, where he played for the Kansas Jayhawks football team from 2005 to 2007.
Talib established himself as one of the best defensive college football players in the country as a junior, and was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American. He also continued to play sparingly as a wide receiver, catching four touchdown passes through the first nine games. Against rival Kansas State, Talib preserved a victory by intercepting a Josh Freeman pass in the final moments of the game. He also returned an interception 102 yards for a touchdown against Florida International. After the 2007 season, Talib was a unanimous All-American selection.
In the 2008 Orange Bowl against Virginia Tech, Talib returned an interception for a touchdown thrown by Tyrod Taylor and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. He announced on January 6, 2008 that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2008 NFL Draft.
Talib was added to the Kansas Ring of Honor in 2017 along with his Orange Bowl Championship teammate Anthony Collins.
Aqib Talib Professional career
As one of the nation’s top cornerback prospects, Talib received an invitation to the 2008 NFL Combine, held at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Aqib Talib Personal life
On March 26, 2016, Talib married his girlfriend of over seven years, Gypsy Benitez, in a ceremony outside of Dallas, Texas. Teammates from the Denver Broncos and New England Patriotsattended, although the Broncos defeated the Patriots in the AFC Championship less than three months prior. The couple has two children together. His son is named Jabril and is the youngest, and his daughter is named Kiara, the oldest from a previous relationship in college.
Talib has had several conduct related issues since his NFL career started. At the NFL rookie symposium in July 2008, Talib was involved in a fistfight with fellow Buccaneers rookie Cory Boyd. In the early morning of June 5, 2016, Talib was shot in the leg outside a Dallas strip club. He was released from the hospital the same day. It was later revealed that Talib falsified the report, having actually shot himself in the leg and lied to police.
Talib cites Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders as his favorite players as a child.
Aqib Talib Legal issues
On August 20, 2009, Talib allegedly battered a taxi driver and he was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol and booked into the Pinellas County jail, charged with resisting arrest without violence and simple battery.
In March 2011, police in Garland, Texas issued a felony warrant for Talib for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he was accused of firing a gun at his sister’s boyfriend. He was later released on $25,000 bond. Talib was indicted on the charge in May 2011. On June 18, 2012, the charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence and character concerns with the accuser.