Willie Snead IV
A New Raiders Wide Receiver – With A Story
UPDATE: In October 2021, Willie was released by the Raiders after requesting the change. During his seven games played with the Raiders, Snead played 36 snaps offensive snaps and received three of five targets for 32 yards. In August 2022, Willie Snead IV signed with the 49ers. Hope San Francisco works better for you.
Original Bio: Willie Snead IV is committed to playing football. His determination and hard work caught the attention of the Las Vegas Raiders, and Willie Snead signed a one-year contract in March of 2021.
His career has been a roller-coaster road earning everything the hard way. Going to high school in the middle of nowhere Michigan, despite great stats and a state championship, colleges thought his competition was too easy, and he wasn’t offered scholarships.
Eventually attending Ball University in Indiana, a Division 1 school, Willie made a name for himself. Finding out his girlfriend was pregnant, Willie quit school during his junior year and tried to break into the NFL.
Going Pro – NFL Draft
Scouts thought he should have remained in school and didn’t hire him. In 2014, the Cleveland Browns signed him as an undrafted free agent, but he didn’t make the team. He then worked out with the NY Giants but wasn’t offered a job.
Unemployed for a month, he considered Canadian football until the Panthers offered him a practice squad position. Later the Saints also offered him a practice squad position.
Playing For The Saints
Scoring a 3-year contract with the Saints, Willie became a star receiver for 2 years. And BAM! A drunk driving accident and NFL suspension.
Next was a hamstring injury and toe surgery. Willie went from being thrown 104 balls during his second year to 16 the next. He made a choice to practice injured, looked bad, and Drew connected with other receivers.
Playing For The Ravens
Becoming a restricted free agent in 2017, the Baltimore Ravens signed him. Snead again became a household name. Staying on a team where the quarterback runs the ball is tough for a wide receiver. In 2020, the Ravens ranked lowest in the NFL’s number of passes list, with 406 total that averaged 171.2 passing yards per game.
And Now Willie Snead Is A Raider
After visiting Las Vegas, Willie Snead IV signed a one-year contract with the Raiders in March 2021. With his desire to win and an attitude to succeed, we expect to see a lot of Willie’s determination and commitment at Allegiant Stadium. Welcome to the Raiders Willie Snead IV!
Did You Know?
Willie Snead III put a football in his hands at age 4 and taught him how to play. Dad was a 1989 12th round draft pick by the NY Jets. He played for 2 years for the Jets and Oilers and finished his career in Canada. Blowing out his knee with a baby boy, Willie III hung up his cleats for a Coach whistle.
Willie and his parents opened Palm Beach Christian Preparatory School. It’s an all-boys Christian school that focuses on mentoring 9th graders. Having been a high school coach forever, Willie Snead III and Willie’s mom Sofia, now focus on giving young boys the tools and opportunities to help them succeed in life.
Willie Snead’s Raider Ladies
This 28-year old’s single life has been non-existent since college where he met the beautiful Chanelle Arnold. She is also from Florida. The couple had a daughter in 2014, and finally got engaged in 2020. This engagement happened at their daughter’s Frozen themed birthday party! We now know that their daughter is protected from the media and she likes Frozen.
Willie's Social Media:
Willie Snead IV is private and shares work images on his instagram and his public Facebook account has outdated content. We’re looking forward to seeing Willie around the city.