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Taipei, Taiwan

John Metchie

John Metchie is an NFL player from Canada. John Metchie plays from wide receiver position for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL).

Early Life

John Metchie was born in Taipei, Taiwan, on July 18, 2000. His full name is John Metchie III and holds Canadian nationality. According to the astrological chart, he has a birth sign of Cancer and is currently 23 years old. In addition, he belongs to Taiwanese-Nigerian ethnicity while his religious belief is unknown.

Caption: John Metchie’s family photo (Source: The Football USA)

He was born to a Nigerian father and a Taiwanese mother in Taiwan. Meanwhile, his mother’s name is Joyce Metchie. Later, his family relocated to  Accra, Ghana, when he was one before moving to Brampton, Ontario, Canada, with his mother and four brothers while his father remained in Ghana.

However, he has not yet disclosed the identities of his father as well as his four siblings. One of his older brother’s names Royce Metchie. And, his brother Royce is  a defensive back for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League

Education and College Career

He moved to the United States and attended St. James School in Hagerstown, Maryland. He spent a year after graduation at the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey, before committing to play college football at the University of Alabama.

During his freshman year at Alabama, he played in all 13 games in 2019 and had four catches for 23 yards. In his sophomore year in 2020, he became one of Alabama’s top three receivers, racking up 916 yards on 55 receptions and six touchdowns. He was the first receiver to earn the Jon Cornish Trophy as the best Canadian in NCAA football in 2020.

Moreover, he collected 96 receptions for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior in 2021 before breaking his ACL in the SEC Championship Game. In addition, he was selected as the recipient of the Jon Cornish Trophy, joining Nathan Rourke as the only two-time winner.

Professional Career

After his successful college career, John Metchie went to the 2022 NFL Draft. In the 2020 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Houston Texans in the second round (44th overall).

He was also chosen by the BC Lions in the seventh round (59th overall) of the 2022 CFL Draft before signing a four-year, $8 million contract with the Texans on May 14, 2022. Moreover, he stated in July that he would sit out his first season after being diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukaemia.

Caption: John Metchie playing for Houston Texans (Source: The Herald-Mail)

Metchie received permission to join training camp one year after getting his diagnosis. He made his NFL debut in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts, when he caught his first pass from rookie quarterback C. J. Stroud for 17 yards. He concluded the season with 16 receptions and 158 yards.

Net Worth 2024

Metchie’s net worth is expected to reach $1.5 million as of 2023. Though he is most known for his football career, he also gets money from different sponsorship deals.

Relationship Status

Till now,  John Metchie possibly seems single and is currently not dating anyone. Meanwhile, he has not been linked with anyone and has not provided details about his past affairs, relationships, and others. However, he seems to be fully focused on his career right at the moment.

He has been able to balance his personal life and professional life. Meanwhile, he has not been a part of any major controversy or scandal and has maintained a clean image.

John Metchie – Body Measurements

Caption: John Metchie during his training time (Source: KXAN)

The NFL player stands 5 feet 11 inches tall (180 cm) and weighs around 85kg (187 lbs). He has a pair of black eyes with the same colour hair while his other body measurement is unknown.

Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@metchieiii’ there are over 136k followers. Besides this, he is not present on Facebook or Twitter.