Jonathan Vilma is a former American football linebacker and current Fox NFL analyst. He played college football at the University of Miami, winning a National Championship in 2001. Vilma won a Super Bowl championship with the New Orleans Saints. In 2010, Vilma was a central figure in the Saints bounty scandal.
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Jonathan Vilma is a former American football linebacker and current Fox NFL analyst. He played college football at the University of Miami, winning a National Championship in 2001. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. Vilma won a Super Bowl championship with the New Orleans Saints. He previously worked at ESPN as a college football commentator and studio analyst. In 2010, Vilma was a central figure in the Saints bounty scandal, which alleged that defensive coordinator Gregg Williams operated an incentive program, which paid out players who were knocked out of games. He is currently a member of the Orange Bowl Committee in 2018. He attended G. W. Carver Middle School and later Coral Gables High School, where he was a teammate of Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University Of Miami’s School of Business Administration.
He has a son, Jonathan Vilma Jr., who plays for the New England Patriots and a daughter, Charlotte Vilma, who played for the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants. He currently lives in Miami, Florida with his wife and two children. He works as a color analyst for the NFL on Fox. He also has a children’s television show, The Vilma Show, which airs on PBS stations in the U.S. and Canada. He won the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award in 2004. In 2005, he led the NFL in tackles with 169, forced four fumbles, notched one fumble recovery, half a sack, and one interception. In 2006, he put together another solid season. He earned unanimous first-team All-Big East selection for the second time in his career and was a semi-finalist for the Dick Butkus Award, along with teammate D. J. Williams.
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