Is Budda Baker Dating? Girlfriend, Brother, College, Salary

By Soni Pahadi | Published On: 07 Jan, 2020
Is Budda Baker Dating? Girlfriend, Brother, College, Salary

One of the stupendous and staggering football safety, Budda Baker playing for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League has really stockpiled a huge success at such a young age.

Budda began his football career by attending Bellevue High School. As a senior, he was named the Seattle Times High School Athlete of the Year. He was even rated as a four-star recruit and was ranked among the top safeties in his class.

Similarly, he began discovering his skills when he played for his college. Following his flawless performance and best stats, he has earned consensus all-American honors as a result of being named a first-team all-American by The Sporting News and the Football Writers Association of America and a second-team all-American by the American Football Coaches Association and The Associated Press.

Moreover, all his hard work paid off when he was picked by the Arizona Cardinals for 2017’s National Football League(NFL).

Is Budda Baker Dating?

Well, Budda’s name was linked up with a girl named Micaela Castain in mid-2018.

Similarly, he was also indulged in a romantic relationship with a soccer player named Sierra Shugarts. Budda made it official when he updated the post on his Twitter on 26th December 2013,

My girlfriend has me watching some haunting/possessed TV show with a bunch of blood and guts

The pair was very supportive of each other’s career as both had an idea about the games and were happy together. 

College Career

Budda was really interested in football since he was very small and he had to enter into the world of football so that he could look after his mother.

He matriculated at Washington College and played as a freshman for the year 2014. He played almost 14 games, recording 80 tackles, one interception, and one sack. For his freshman campaign, he was named a Freshman All-American by USA Today as well.

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Similarly, as a sophomore in 2015, he started 12 of 13 games and was named All-Pac-12 after recording 49 tackles and two interceptions.

Bio And Family Detail

Budda was born as Bishard Baker in 1996 in Bellevue, United States. His birthday falls on the 10th of January.

Talking about his parents, Budda is a second son to his mother, Michelle Baker. He is very close to her as he was raised by her.

Budda Baker celebrates a Mother's Day with his mother Michelle Baker on 15th May 2017 (Photo: Budda Baker's Instagram)

Apart from his mother, he had a brother named Robert Baker who gained fame for appearing in many television series including Valentine from 2008 until 2009 and Grey's Anatomy from 2009 until 2012.

Everything was fine until Budda lost his brother, Robert on 22nd April 2018 as he was killed during gunfire in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood at about 1:45 a.m. Reportedly, the suspect was arrested in the 1000 block of Northeast Northgate Way in the same month when the incident happened.


As a football free safety, he signed a four year, from the year 2017-2020, contract with the Arizona Cardinals including a $3,107,277 signing bonus, $3,882,732 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,707,501.

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Also in 2020, Budda’s base salary will be $1,396,364 while carrying a cap hit of $2,173,184 and a dead cap value of $776,820.

Interesting Facts About Him: 

  • His mother started calling him a Budda as his mother thought he looked like a Buddha doll when he was a kid.
  • His birth sign is Capricorn.
  • He has a towering height of 5 feet and 10 inches (1.8m) with an approximate weight of 195 lb (88kg).