Chris Borland Celebrity Life
He was an epic NFL star, but he decided to retire early on in the game, as he was a bit concerned about the long-term effects that concussions might have on his physical body. So, currently, he is not an active player in the NFL.
Chris Borland’s Early Life
Chris was born to Jeff and Zebbie Borland on the 26th of December 1990, in Kettering in the state of Ohio.
He has two brothers, John Borland, who played soccer in college, and Marl Borland, who played Basketball in College. Chris grew up in a sports-centric environment and he began to play football in High School.
He went to Archbishop Alter Hight school, in his hometown, and while he was here, Chris became the captain and the MVP of his football team. He also played varsity level in basketball, tennis, and track.
In fact, he was the best in Shotput in Track & Field at the state level and he even recorded a 100m run in 11.9 seconds.
It was in his high school career that he won first-team All-State and All-conference player of the year. By the time he was done with high school, Rivals.com gave him a 3-star candidate and he was ranked the 55th linebacker in the nation.
Chris Borland’s College Career
In 2009, Chris decided to go to the University of Wisconsin and rejected offers from the University of Louisville and Iowa.
Chris played for the Wisconsin Badgers while he was in college, where he started six games out of 13 in his freshman year of college and by the end of his freshman year, he was the FWAA Freshman All-American team and the Big Ten’s Freshman of the year.
In the second season, in 2010, he suffered from a shoulder injury and couldn’t participate. By the third season, Chris was even on the watchlist for the best linebacker award in the nation aka the Butkus Award.
At the end of the year, Yahoo Sports named him the Third Team All-American 2012.
At the end of the 2013 season, his coaches and people from the media named Chris the first-team All-Big Ten, he was the 4th Defensive MVP according to ESPN and one of the finalists for the Lott Impact trophy.
Chris had an eventful senior year with a bunch of awards rolling in and Athlon, AP, Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports named the second-team All-America.
Chris Borland’s Professional Career
He prepped for the NFL draft after college and he was finally selected after the 3rd round of the draft in 2014, he was specifically, the 13th pick by the San Fransisco 49ers.
In 2015, after a few injuries, he announced that he was retiring from the NFL as he had major concerns about his body and the long term effects of concussions.
Chris Borland’s Awards
- In November 2014, he won the Defensive rookie of the month award.
- In the 10th and 11th week, Chris won the Pepsi NFL Rookies of the week, two weeks straight.
- He also won the NFC Defensive Player of the week award in his 11th week.
- He is content with the decision he’s made about his career and he is happier for it.