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Matt Schaub Lands On ‘Highest Earning Athletes’ List

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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(Photo Credit:JARED WICKERHAM/Getty Images)

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Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is on a list, not for his moves on the field but for the money he makes, making those moves.

According to Sports Illustrated Magazine, Schaub is the highest-earning athlete in Houston and the 27th highest in American sports. Sports Illustrated’s annual list was released Wednesday.

With his $17.5 million signing bonus he received after renegotiating his contract in September, estimates put Schaub’s earnings at around $22.8 million during the 2012 season.

Other athletes making notable dollars, include former Texans defensive end Mario Williams who came in at No. 18, earning an estimated $25.2 million and  Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard who earned an approximate $21.9 million with his No. 31 spot.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. took the No. 1 spot for the second straight year.

Click here to view the list and check out video of Schaub below:

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