Rodney Peete is an ex American football player. He played in the quarterback position. He played for 16 years in the National Football League popularly known as NFL. He retired in the year 2004. After retiring from playing football, Peete has hosted several sports-related talk shows. Here are the complete details about career, biography and net worth of Rodney Peete in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Rodney Peete was born on 16th March 1966 in Mesa in the U.S. State of Arizona. He did his freshman to junior in Tuscon at ‘Sahuaro High School.’ He did his senior year at ‘Shawnee Mission South High School’ in Overland Park in Kansas. As a junior, Peete was named ‘Arizona High School Player of the Year’ in football.
In the ‘1984 Major League Baseball Draft’, he was drafted by the ‘Toronto Blue Jays.’ Instead of signing the deal, Peete decided to attend college. He joined ‘ The University of Southern California.’ His father, Willie Peete, was the former ‘Running Backs Coach’ of ‘Chicago Bears’ and ‘Kansas City Chiefs.’ His brother, Skip Peete, is an NFL coach.
Rodney Peete married American singer and actress Holly Robinson Peete in 1995. The couple has four children. The twins, son Rodney Jr. and daughter Ryan Elizabeth, were born on 19th October 1997. They have two more sons, Robinson and Roman, born on 11th August 2002 and 25th February 2005 respectively. At the age of 3, Rodney Jr. was diagnosed with the development disorder Autism. In the June 2010 Men’s Health magazine, Peete has told the story of Rodney Jr. Peete’s father-in-law was late American actor Matt Robinson. Peete’s cousin was Calvin Peete, who was a professional golfer.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Rodney Peete started his career with Detroit Lions in 1989. He was the 141st pick of the team in the 6th round of ‘1989 NFL Draft’. Peete had to miss the quite a few games of the season due to a knee injury. He played for five years for Detroit Lions. He played for six teams in his professional career. After leaving Detroit Lions in 1993, Peete joined the Dallas Cowboys. He played there for only 1 season.
From 1995 to 1998, he played for Philadelphia Eagles. He played for Washington Redskins in 1999 and Oakland Riders in 2000-2001. He retired after playing the 2004 season for Carolina Panthers. Peete did not achieve much stardom in his NFL career. He could not reach great heights due to his frequent injury problems. After retiring, Peete hosted the talk show ‘The Best Damn Sports Show Period’ along with other hosts. Peete has won the ‘NCAA Silver Anniversary Award’ in 2014.
Net Worth & Earnings
Rodney Peete has played NFL for 16 seasons and has earned a lot of money from it. He has also hosted talk shows. Peete has also starred in Lipozene television commercials along with his wife, Holly Robinson. His net estimated worth is around $6 million.
Rodney Peete could have achieved a lot more in NFL if his career was not marked continuously with injuries. He likes to entertain people through his talk show.