J.J. Stokes, the former UCLA Bruins wide receiver who played nearly a decade in the NFL, has hauled in a buyer for his home near Redwood City, selling the property for $185,000 more than his asking price of $1.725 — $1.91 million.
The home, built in 1985, is of Traditional style on one-third acre in the Cordilleras Heights neighborhood of Emerald Hills. Spanning two stories, the 2,620 square feet of living space includes a formal living spaces with raised ceilings, a den, an updated kitchen, three bedrooms and two full baths.
Outdoors, mature trees and foliage provide a canopy for a patio with a pool and spa.
Stokes, 41, enjoyed a standout career at UCLA, including a junior season in which he garnered All-American and Pac-10 offensive player of the year honors with 1,181 yards receiving and 17 touchdowns. He was selected by San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 1995 draft.
Public records show that the home last sold for $640,000 in June 1996, which falls in line with the NFL off-season period following Stokes’ rookie season with the 49ers. The receiver had previously shopped the property in August 2010 at a price of $1.694. However, in what now looks to be a sound business decision, it was later pulled from the market.
Pierre and Alex Buljan of Coldwell Banker Residential listed the property on behalf of Stokes. Valerie Soltau, also of Coldwell Banker Residential, represented the buyer in the sale.