Cameron Brate

American football tight end

Cameron Brate
American football tight end for the Tampa Bay source: ESPN

Cameron Brate plays tight end in American football for the National Football League’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Early Life, Family, and Education

Cameron Brate was born on July 3, 1991, in Naperville, Illinois, and raised there by his parents Phil and Patricia, who are both retired teachers.

It is unknown at this time if he was an only child or if he had siblings.

Brate began his football career while attending Naperville Central High School. In addition to playing football in high school, Cameron also earned five letters in basketball and baseball.

He also won numerous other awards in high school, including membership in the National Honor Society and Academic All-Conference honors in basketball and football.

Cameron later enrolled at Harvard University, where he played for the Buccaneers and earned a degree in economics.

He won numerous awards for his college football performance. For instance, he once won the title of National Tight End of the Week from the College Football Performance Awards.

Likewise, he received numerous honorable tight end designations from organizations like College Sports Madness and Beyond Sports Network.


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Professional Career

Cameron Brate, a free agent after his time playing college football at Harvard, agreed to a three-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on May 21, 2014.

The total contract value, including the $3000 signing bonus, was $1.53 million.

Throughout training camp, Brate had to battle for a roster spot as a backup tight end.

On November 25, 2014, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally added Brate to their active roster.

Brate was given the fifth tight end spot on the depth chart after the roster was added, as decided by the then-head coach Lovie Smith.

In addition, on November 30, 2014, Brate made his first regular-season appearance as a professional and completed his first 17-yard pass in Week 13’s 14-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Similar to how Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Luke Stocker, and Brandon Myers, who were teammates, suffered injuries and were placed on the disabled list, Brate made his first career start.


Brate faced competition for a roster spot from Tim Wright and Evan Rodriguez even after making his professional debut.

Considering that Brate joined the 2015 training camp as a backup tight end

Brate was not chosen by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their final roster cuts, though. Nevertheless, two days later they added him to their practice squad.


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New Orleans Saints

On September 16, 2015, the New Orleans Saints added Brate to their practice squad after receiving permission from the Buccaneers.

Brate was returned to the Buccaneers for their 53-man active roster, preventing the Saints from keeping him for longer than a week.

Return to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Additionally, on September 22, 2015, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed Brate from the New Orleans Saints. $510,000 was the contract’s annual value.

A shoulder injury to one of his teammates also earned Brate a spot on the Buccaneers’ active roster.

The third tight end on the depth chart, according to Head Coach Lovie Smith, is Brate.

Additionally, on November 1, 2015, in a Week – 8 games against the Atlanta Falcons, Brate caught two passes for 48 yards and his first career touchdown, helping the team to a 23-20 victory.

A 20-yard pass from Jamies Winston was the source of his touchdown reception.

Additionally, he caught a season-high five passes for 53 receiving yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Indianapolis Colts.

With fourteen games and four starts under his belt, Brate completed the campaign with 23 receptions for 288 receiving yards and three touchdowns.


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Brate also agreed to a six-year deal worth $40.8 million with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 12, 2018, which included an $18 million guarantee.

This time, Brate was not required to contend for the starting tight end position. Brate and O.J. Howard will start as the starting tight ends to open the regular season, per head coach Dirk Koetter’s decision.

The Buccaneers defeated the Carolina Panthers in Week 13 of the season. Brate also had a season-high 36 receiving yards on three receptions.

Brate recorded 30 receptions for 289 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns by the end of the 2018 campaign.

2019 – 2020

Brate was given the chance to play in all 16 games of the 2019 season after a successful season. Brate played as the starting tight end in six of the sixteen games.

In addition, Brate had a career-high ten receptions for 73 receiving yards in Week 11, but the New Orleans Saints defeated him.

With 36 receptions for 311 receiving yards and four touchdowns, Cameron Brate finished the season with the fewest touchdowns since 2015.

In all 16 of the games he participated in, he finished the 2020 season with 8 receptions for 282 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.

He hauled in three passes for 19 yards and a touchdown in a 31-26 victory over the Green Bay Packers.

The tight-end player did the same thing in Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs, recording three catches for 26 yards and a 31-9 victory.

Net Worth and Salary

A tight end in the NFL typically makes at least $5 million a year. Additionally, one of the highest-paid tight ends in the NFL is Cameron Brate.

For your information, George Kittie, who earns an average of $15 million per season, is the highest-paid tight end in the NFL.

Similarly, Brate receives a base salary of $5 million to $7 million per season, excluding bonuses.

In a similar way, his estimated net worth is $5 million.

Personal Life

Recently, the NFL tight end asked his girlfriend Brooke Skelley to marry him in June 2020 at Pass-a-Grille Beach. In the presence of her cherished dog, it was an enjoyable and unexpected event for Brooke.

Cameron rarely discusses his private life on his social media platforms. Instead, he used Instagram to introduce his girlfriend-turned-fiancé.


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His fiancee works for the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee and is connected to the NFL as Director of Marketing and Communications.

Body Measurement

Cameron maintains his body as he is a famous athlete. He stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches (196 cm) tall and weighs around 111kg. In addition, he has mesmerizing gray eyes.

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Social Media Presence

Compared to his colleagues, Cameron is not as active on social media platforms. He has 43.7k followers on Instagram, and he is moderately active.

Some FAQ’s

Has Brate Ever made a Song Record?

The tight end player appeared in Kenny Chesney’s music video for “The Boys of Fall” prior to signing with Tampa Bay.

Does Cameron Have a Role in the Episode of the Bar Rescue?

Yes, in June 2019, Beau Allen, Ali Marpet, and Cameron all made appearances on the popular program.

Is Brate a married man?

No, he hasn’t yet gotten married. Although they have been engaged, he and Brooke Ellen Skelley have not yet tied the knot.


Quick Facts

Full Name Cameron Brate
Birth Date July 3, 1991
Birth Place  Naperville, Illinois, USA
Nick Name Cam, Brate, Harvard
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Naperville Central High School, Harvard University
Horoscope Cancer
Father’s Name Phil Brate
Mother’s Name Patricia Brate
Siblings Unknown
Age 31 Years Old
Height 6 feet 5 inches (196 cm)
Weight 111 kg (245 lbs)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Sterling Grey
Build Athletic
Relationship Status Engaged
Partner Brooke Ellen Skelley
Profession Professional American football player
League National Football League
Jersey Number 84
Position Tight end
Team Tampa Bay Buccaneers (current), New Orleans Saints (former)
Active Since 2014 – present
Net Worth Estimated $5 million
Social Media Instagram





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