Verron Haynes is one of the world’s most beloved celebrities, estimated to have amassed an estimated net worth in the millions. He earns his fortune through multiple revenue streams.
He is proud of his son Justice, who is currently a four-star running back prospect at Georgia. UGASports caught up with him before his official visit and learnt more.
Early Life and Education
Verron Haynes became part of Georgia history after catching David Greene’s iconic Hobnail Boot touchdown pass against Tennessee in 2001. Following that performance, he left UGA and eventually signed with Pittsburgh Steelers where he would go on to play seven seasons and earn himself a Super Bowl championship ring.
Haynes proudly displays his University of Georgia finance degree on his mantelpiece at home in Buford. Drafted into service two classes short in 2002, he successfully passed pre-calculus three years ago before taking calculus online course this fall to complete his degree.
He is both a philanthropist and businessman who gives back to Trinidad and Tobago through various charitable efforts, hosting football clinics and camps for young children as well as sitting on the board of Turning Point (women’s cancer treatment center in Alpharetta Georgia).
Verron Ulric Haynes (/vrn/ v@-RON; born February 17, 1979) is an American football running back who was selected in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers after three successful college seasons at The University of Georgia. As part of their roster, Verron won Super Bowl XL.
He continues to be a pillar of the community by serving on the Board of Directors for TurningPoint located in Alpharetta, GA. Established as a non-profit Women’s Healthcare organization in 2003 to meet unmet survivorship needs of breast cancer patients, TurningPoint was formed through which he can contribute as an active Board member.
He gives back to Trinidad and Tobago through various charitable efforts, forming the Red Sail Watersports company as well as speaking engagements, football clinics, camps and clinics hosted by The Verron Haynes Foundation. He divides his time between appearances and running The Foundation.
Achievement and Honors
Verron Haynes may not be well-known to most celebrities, but his skills and perseverance have made him an integral figure within the sports community. His hard work has earned him praise from various high-ranking officials while leading him on to great success within American football.
Justice Haynes is an exceptional running back at Blessed Trinity who has been leading his competition to success. As part of a state championship team, he received over 50 college scholarship offers already!
Haynes made headlines for being featured on Pittsburgh Magazine’s 25 Most Beautiful People issue in January 2007. Aside from football, he also participates in charitable initiatives, runs football clinics and camps and serves as an international commentator on ESPN International television broadcasts.
Haynes is an active part of his local community as a board of director for TurningPoint Healthcare Organization in Atlanta for women’s health services, doing charity work in Trinidad and Tobago as well as working as an ESPN commentator and running Verron Haynes Football Camps.
Athens-native Jace McVay is currently working toward his finance degree from the University of Georgia, which he hopes to complete by this fall, 15 years after leaving campus to play for Pittsburgh Steelers. McVay became known as a beloved figure among residents following his heroic role in 2001’s “Hobnail Boot” touchdown play that helped beat Tennessee. Since then, this event has become legendary among UGA alumni.
He and his wife Laurel reside in Alpharetta, GA with their son Justice.
Verron Haynes was a Trinidadian-American running back who played professionally in the National Football League. Drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of 2002 NFL Draft.
During his five seasons with the Steelers, he amassed 660 yards on 159 carries (4.2 average per carry) and scored three touchdowns. Additionally, he recorded 39 receptions for 322 yards (8.3 average per reception), scoring two more touchdowns including one from Antwaan Randle El.
He is also an active participant in his local community, serving on the Board of Directors for TurningPoint in Alpharetta Georgia and making generous donations to his native Trinidad and Tobago through various philanthropic efforts. Verron divides his time between appearances, running The Verron Haynes Foundation, football clinics/camps as well as commentating for ESPN International.