Who Are Malik Nabers’ Parents? Everything You Need To Know About Tonya Nabers

Get to know Tonya Nabers, the mother of NFL Draft wide receiver prospect Malik Nabers, who had a fantastic college career at LSU.

Malik Nabers is one of the top wide receiver prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft and is widely expected to be one of the top players selected. After a successful high school career, Nabers flipped his commitment from Mississippi State to stay in his home state of Louisiana and play for LSU.

However, for any budding athlete, parents and guardians play a critical role in the upbringing of young superstars. Nabers is no exception, and his mother, Tonya Nabers, deserves some credit for her son’s early success.

A Look At Malik Nabers’ Parents

Nabers has kept his personal life private and out of the limelight of the busy world of broadcast cameras and social media. However, he has often mentioned that his mother played a critical role in his upbringing and success as a football player.

Tonya welcomed Malik into the world on July 28, 2003, in Louisiana. While details about his father are not publicly known, it’s clear that the small family of Tonya and Malik’s sister were able to come together and raise one of the best receivers in college football.

Getting To Know Nabers’ Father

Currently, there is not any public information about Nabers’ father. Despite this, Nabers is cousins with LSU teammate Jordan Allen.

Growing up, Allen’s father, Reginald, would watch over the boys while watching college football. Nabers’ mother, Tonya, would return the favor by watching Allen. The CFB teammates are lifelong best friends and have admitted to being as close as brothers.

Getting To Know Nabers’ Mother

Tonya feels like a real-world supermom. She works full-time as a hospice revenue specialist but also runs her own part-time hairstyling business, MADE THE KUT.

After Tonya would get out of work, and Nabers and Allen would get out of football practice, she would bring her hairstyling equipment to Malik’s apartment, where they’d frequently get haircuts. This provided Tonya an opportunity to connect with her son and nephew while teaching them life lessons and checking in on them in their first years in college.

“I’m going to talk to them and give them stuff raw and uncut because I want them to be well-rounded,” Tonya said in an interview. “And that’s how we’ve always been. We’re not the type to kind of hold things from them or baby them in any kind of way. I’m giving them life skills.”

Does Nabers Have Any Siblings?

Nabers does have a sister, but not much is publicly known about her. Meanwhile, his friendship and bond with his teammate and cousin, Allen, is so close, that they could be considered brothers.

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“I’ll never forget Jordan had told me one time that Malik is the brother he always wanted,” Tonya said.

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