Rodney Peete

Rodney Peete

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Rodney Peete is a former American football player who used to play in NFL( National Football League). Rodney Peete used to play quarterback in Football. After he retired, he started hosting.

Early Life

Rodney Peete was born on the 16th of March, 1966, in Mesa, Arizona, USA. As of now, he is 56 years old. He was born to parents Willie Peete and Edna Peete. His father Willie Peete was a  football coach and an assistant for the University of Arizona. He also has an older brother named Skip Peete.

Peete enrolled at Sahuaro High School. As he was very good at sports since childhood, he played various sports such as basketball, baseball, and football when he was in high school.

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Caption: Rodney with his mom Source: Instagram

High School career

He led his teams to state championships in basketball and baseball. For his incredible performances, he also received the Arizona High School Athlete of the Year and Academic All-American. The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Peete in the 30th round of the 1984  Major League Baseball draft but he decided to complete his college first. Arizona Sports inducted him into the Hall of Fame in 2012.

He received a football scholarship from the University of Southern California and attended the university. He played college football for 4 years. Throughout his career, he won the 1988 Johnny Unitas Award, 1988 Pac-10 Player of the Year, and First Team All American. Rodney also got the 1988 Pop Warner Trophy and was a runner-up for the Heisman Trophy.

Professional Career

The Detroit Lions drafted Rodney in the 6th round with the 141st pick in the 1989 NFL Draft. He couldn’t start in the season opener as he got injured in the final preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams. He finished his rookie season with  8 starts, 1,479 yards, and 5 passing touchdowns. Rodney played 5 seasons for the lions. He was a free agent and got signed by the Dallas Cowboys on May 3, 1994.

Peete only played 1 season for the Cowboys. Rodney then went on to play 4 seasons for the  Philadelphia Eagles. He was traded to the Washington Redskins for a 2000 sixth-round pick on  April 28, 1999. Peete played only 1 season for the Redskins. Rodney then signed with the Oakland Raiders on  July 13, 2000. Peete played for 2 seasons with them.

The Carolina Panthers signed Peete on  March 28, 2002. Rodney played for the Panthers until 2004. He retired his career with 1,344 completions in 2,346 attempts, for 16,338 passing yards, 76 passing touchdowns, 92 interceptions, and a passer rating of 73.3. He also had the most NFL career passing yards among quarterbacks from USC, a record which was eventually broken by Carson Palmer.

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Caption: Rodney going for a throw during the matched Source: Players Bio

Entertainment

After retiring, he appeared on the Fox Sports Networks sports talk show The Best Damn Sports Show Period as one of the hosts alongside Chris Rose, John Salley, and Rob Dibble. In 2019, he also co-hosted the Hallmark Kitten Bowl. He also worked as a host for a radio show that airs in Los Angeles. Peete and his wife Holly also made appearances for Lipozene commercials. The Oprah Winfrey Network announced that they were making a documentary on Peete and his family in 2015.

Personal Life

Rodney is a married man. He married his wife Holly Robinson Peete in 2015. The couple is happily married for 27 years. The couple shares four children; three sons named  Rodney Peete Jr, Robinson James Peete, Roman Peete, and one daughter named Ryan Elizabeth Peete.

Rodney and his wife Holly first met through a friend in 1993. Holly had no intention of being with Rodney at first because he was constantly surrounded by ladies, which wasn’t her scene. Rodney, on the other hand, had already fallen in love with Holly.

They met at a house party for a second time. That day Holly left the party bit early and Rodney showed up at her door shortly after, and said, “The party was done when you left”.  Holly agreed to date Rodney after hearing that line. Holly and Rodney have been together since then, and there have been no rumors of a divorce or separation in their marriage.

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Caption: Rodney and his wife during vacation Source: Instagram

Philanthropy

Rodney and his wife have founded a non-profit organization named Holly Rod Foundation. Peete and his wife believe in giving back to the community. After Holly and Rodney’s eldest son, RJ, was diagnosed with autism, the foundation was founded.

Rodney and Holly were inspired to raise awareness and support those affected by the disease as a result of their son’s condition. The organization’s main goal is to provide compassionate treatment to people with autism and Parkinson’s disease.
Its goal is to improve people’s and their family’s quality of life.

Body Measurements

Rodney Peete has a height of 6 feet and he weighs 104kg. Rodney is bald and his eyes are black in color.

Social Media and Net Worth

Rodney is quite active on social media. He has an Instagram account @ rodneypeete9  with 23.5 k followers. His Twitter account @RodneyPeete9 has 23.9k followers. He often posts about family, friends, trips, and work.

Rodney mostly earned his wealth from his professional football career and hosting. He played for 16 total seasons in NFL. Peete’s total net worth is $5.5million.