College football fans and those who cheer vigorously for the Florida Gators got a chance to relive the All-American play of linebacker Brandon Spikes on “Swamp Kings,” the much-talked-about documentary released by Netflix on Tuesday as part of its “Untold” series.
Spikes ended up earning more than $6.5 million in NFL earnings after Gainesville. But what is his net worth now?
Where Is Brandon Spikes, and What Is His Net Worth?
Spikes, per Net Worth Post, is worth $7 million in his post-NFL career.
And it turns out he’s back in Gainesville for a work reason: He’s on the Gators’ coaching staff.
Before the documentary premiered, Spikes joined the now Billy Napier-led Gators staff as a student assistant on Aug. 5.
Why is the “student” role applied to the Gators legend? Napier revealed that reason in his press conference announcing the prized hire.
“Brandon came into town. He’s coming back to get his degree, and he wanted to have a role. He wanted to contribute to this place,” Napier said to reporters. “He really cares about the University of Florida and what this place did for him, not only as a football player but as a man and as a student. The way that helped him on his path in life, and he’s had legitimate success at the professional level.”
Spikes himself shared his reasonings for diving into the world of coaching with the Florida team website on Wednesday.
“Timing is everything,” Spikes said. “[Coach Napier] has the right mindset. He’s a winner, and I want to be a part of that.”
But there’s another element that drew him back to Gainesville.
“And it’s home. I’m in a great place mentally, and I can help. I just want to bring value and basically get this thing back to how we left it. I’ve seen how it should be done. You don’t come to Florida to be mediocre. The bar is set, and I will do everything in my power to enforce what is set here,” Spikes said.
While coaching is his newest venture, it’s not the only income Spikes will see in 2023.
What Other Projects Is Spikes Involved In?
Spikes, as mentioned at the end of the documentary, is now involved in the world of CBD.
He’s the CEO of Spikes CBDX, which specializes in anxiety relief, better sleep, focus, pain relief, and skin improvement. But that’s not all.
Spikes serves as Chairman of the Board for Consumer Automotive Finance Inc. He collaborates with another former NFL linebacker and past coach in Pepper Johnson — best known for playing for Bill Parcells and coaching under Bill Belichick. Their vision also involves the athletics realm, specializing in fitness equipment and sports supplements.
And with his role in Consumer Automotive Finance, he’s also launching Fifty 1 Labs Inc., which plans to take a further dive into the world of sports and nutrition.
Spikes Is Known for Fiery, Emotional Play in ‘The Swamp’
Fans who followed Spikes’ career in Gainesville likely recall the fire and emotion he played with — all illuminated once again in the Netflix documentary.
One of the highlights featured in his career? In a revenge game against Georgia during the 2008 season, Spikes not only hammered Bulldogs running back Knowshon Moreno but sent the message it was going to be a long day for Georgia.
That would be one of 307 career tackles Spikes made at UF. And that was one of 31.5 tackles for a loss in his Gators career. Spikes also added six interceptions and 6.5 sacks during his time with the Gators.
His career ended with Florida making one more run in the SEC title game in the 2009 season, falling to eventual national champion Alabama.
He went on to become the 62nd overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft (second round) to Belichick and the New England Patriots. Spikes collected 349 tackles with 212 solo stops and 20 tackles behind the line of scrimmage with both the Pats and Buffalo Bills.
His final NFL season was in 2016 as a member of the Bills.