Rodney Peete

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Rodney Peete

Rodney Peete

Who is Rodney Peete?

Rodney Peete is a former professional American football player. Rodney Peete is also a TV show host, so he has made a lot of money from presenting and hosting. Rodney also works as a Sports Journalist for FOX News’ “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.”

Rodney signed with the Detroit Lions after being taken in the 1989 National Football League Draft (NFL).

Early Childhood Development, Education, and Parents

Rodney Peete was born on March 16, 1966, in Mesa, Arizona to Willie Peete and Edna Peete.

Willie, his father, was an assistant football coach at the University of Arizona.

Peete has an older brother named Skip Peete who is his other family member.

Similarly, Skip is the National Football League’s running backs coach (NFL).

Peete was also a natural athlete who participated in a variety of sports from a young age.

Peete, for example, was a member of every sports team at Sahuaro High School, including football, basketball, and baseball.

He even guided his basketball and baseball teams to state titles when he was there.

For his outstanding football exploits, he was selected Arizona High School Athlete of the Year and Academic All-American.

Peete was also taken in the 30th round of the 1984 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.

He, on the other hand, decided to go to college first.

Rodney enrolled in the University of Southern California after graduating from high school.

He spent four years there as a member of his college squad.

Age and Body Measurement

Rodney Peete was born in 1966 and is currently 54 years old. He was born under the sign of Pisces.

Similarly, the former football player is 6 feet (1.83 m) tall and weighs roughly 104 kg (230 lbs).

Rodney’s years of field training have unquestionably helped him look athletic and healthy, even in his fifties.

He is of mixed (African-American) ethnicity and is an American by nationality.

Facts of Rodney Peete

Full Name Rodney Peete
Birth Date March 16, 1966
Age 26 Years Old
Birth Place Mesa, Arizona
Nick Name Rodney
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed (African-American)
Education Sahuaro High school
University of Southern California
Horoscope Pisces
Father’s Name Willie Peete
Mother’s Name Edna Peete
Siblings Skip Peete
Height 6’0 inches (1.83 m)
Weight 104 kg (230 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Measurement Unknown
Build Athletic
Marital Status Married
Wife Holly Robinson Peete
Children Ryan Elizabeth Peete, Rodney Peete Jr, Robinson James Peete, Roman Peete
Profession Football player
Net Worth $5.5 million
Salary Unknown
Affiliations NFL
Active Since 1989
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Not My Boy!, Jet Digest Magazine
Last Update April 2022

Net Worth & Earnings

Rodney Peete has a net worth of nearly $5.5 million, according to reports.

Without a doubt, his earnings as a professional football player account for the majority of his earnings.

The talented player had a total of 16 NFL seasons under his belt.

Professional Career

Peete got his first professional break in the 1989 NFL draft when he was selected as the team’s 141st pick by the Detroit Lions, after a successful high school and college career.

Unfortunately, Peete’s rookie season was marred by injuries, which forced him to miss several games.

It was the worst thing that could have happened to an athlete, yet Rodney didn’t give up and continued to play despite getting hurt multiple times.

In addition, he spent five years with the Detriot Lions. After that, he played for six different teams, making a significant contribution to each one. Peete was a good enough player to stay in the NFL for 16 years.

Peete made his NFL debut with the Dallas Cowboys in 1993, but he only stayed with the team for one season. From 1995 to 1998, he was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

From 2000 to 2001, he also played for the Washington Redskins and the Oakland Raiders.

Peete also retired in 2004 after one season with the Carolina Panthers.

He finished his NFL career with the most passing yards among USC quarterbacks, a record that was eventually surpassed by Carson Palmer.

Peete holds the distinction of being the first player to win the Johnny Unitas Award. He was also named the best senior quarterback that year.

Peete has also been honored with the “2014 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award.”

Career after football

Peete began making appearances as one of the hosts on Fox Sports Network’s sports talk show The Best Damn Sports Show Period alongside Chris Rose, John Salley, and Rob Dibble after his playing career ended.

In addition, in 2019, he co-hosted the Hallmark Kitten Bowl. Rodney also works as a host on his Los Angeles-based radio show.

Rodney Peete
Young Rodney Peete in an ongoing match. Source: latimes

He has also appeared on television in commercials for Lipozene with his wife Holly Robinson Peete.

Despite coming from a football background and being new to the media industry, Peete wowed everyone with his performance and charisma in a short period of time.

Kids’ lives and personal lives

Rodney Peete is a happy father and husband. Rodney Robinson Peete married Holly Robinson Peete in 1995.

They’ve been living happily together since then, and if you’re keeping track, it’s been twenty-six years of strong bonding.

Similarly, the couple has four children: three sons, Peete Jr, Robinson, James Peete, and Roman Peete, and one daughter, Ryan Elizabeth Peete.

Judy Hoffs on Fox TV’s 21 Jump Street, Dr. Malena Ellis on the NBC/WB sitcom For Your Love, and Vanessa Russell on ABC’s Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper are among her most well-known roles.

Holly and Rodney met through a mutual friend in 1993.

Holly had no intention of being with Rodney at first because he was constantly surrounded by women, which wasn’t her scene. Rodney, on the other hand, had already fallen in love with Holly.

They meet for the second time the next day at a house party. But Holly left the party a little early, and Rodney showed up at her door shortly after, saying, “The party was over when you left.”

Holly was persuaded 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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Presence on social media

Rodney is a frequent social media user. Rodney’s fans and followers have helped him establish a significant social profile on some of the most well-known websites on the internet.

His social media handles are primarily Twitter and Instagram.

Rodney is RodneyPeete9 on Twitter, where he has over 23k followers.

Peete has tweeted over 5,000 times since joining back in September 2010.

Similarly, he is rodneypeete9 on Instagram, where he has over 17k followers.

He primarily shows his photos to his children and wife.