Gavin Escobar was an American football player who played five seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and one season in the American Football Federation (AAF) as a tight end player.
Escobar was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. From 2010 to 2013, Escobar was a San Diego State star before being named to the Cowboys. Escobar recorded eight touchdowns while staying in Dallas for four seasons.
Escobar has since played for the Chiefs, Browns, Ravens and Dolphins before becoming a member of the Alliance of American Football club in 2019. Escobar was hired as a firefighter at Long Beach in 2022 after retiring from his professional football career.
Sadly, Escobar died at the age of 31 on September 28, 2022, while rock climbing near Tahquitz Rock in the San Bernardino National Forest.
What is Gavin Escobar’s Net Worth?
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Gavin Louis Escobar was born on February 3, 1991 in New York to Harry and Erin. After falling in love with the sport, he took an active part in school football. Escobar spent his childhood in Rancho Santa Margarita, California.
high school career
Escobar attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School in California, where he played soccer and basketball. He was selected as the Trinity League Second Team striker in 2008 when he caught 37 passes and 6 touchdowns at 492 yards.
As a junior, he caught 11 receptions for 163 yards per catch (14.8 yards per catch). Rivals.com rated Escobar as a two-star prospect.
Escobar received a football scholarship from San Diego State University. He was a wide receiver for the San Diego State Aztecs from 2009 to 2012. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer as a junior, but was in remission after his tumor was removed.
Escobar finished fifth at the Mountain West Conference in Receptions (51), Receiving Yards (780), Touchdowns (7) and Receiving Yards per Reception (15.3). During his college years, he had 122 receptions and 17 touchdowns at 1,646 yards and never missed a game.
The Dallas Cowboys drafted him in the second round (47th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played four seasons for Dallas, recording a total of 30 receptions, 333 yards and eight touchdowns.
In 2017 he was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs but was fired before the season started and took him to the Baltimore Ravens where he only lasted a month. He then joined the Cleveland Browns and the Miami Dolphins in the offseason, but was unable to play regular season in any of the games mentioned above.
His professional career came to an end in a short time with the San Diego team of the Alliance of American Football, which was defunct in 2019. Since February 2022, Gavin has served as a firefighter in Long Beach, California, assigned to B-Shift’s Fire Department 3.
Titles and achievements
- Escobar was twice named First-Team All-MWC, in 2011 and 2012.
- Escobar was named Second-Team All-MWC in 2010.
He was married to his college sweetheart, Sarah Halverson, until his death, and they had two children, Josey and Charlotte.
Sarah played college football at San Diego State University and is an alumni of the San Diego State Women’s Soccer team.
How did Gavin Escobar die?
According to information first reported by the Palm Springs Desert Sun, Escobar died on November 28, 2022, at the age of 31, while attempting a rock climb.
Escobar was climbing a mountain at Tahquitz Rock in the Idyllwild region of the San Bernardino National Forest, California.
Firefighters arrived and found the bodies of two people identified as Escobar and Chelsea Walsh. The Cowboys, Aztecs and LBFD all paid tribute to Escobar and his family.
Gavin Escobar net worth
As of 2022, Gavin Escobar’s net worth is estimated at $5 million. Escobar earned most of his earnings by playing for the Dallas Cowboys for nearly five seasons. He made $5,357,849 in his entire NFL career as a tight footballer, including the biggest cap of $1,339,703 in 2016.
Despite playing in the NFL, Escobar led a relatively private life. Escobar’s Instagram account is private and has just over 500 followers.