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Rocket Ismail is a former American football player who is currently retired. Back when he was a wide receiver, he was quite popular. Ismail was a member of the National Football League (NFL) before joining the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Quick Info
Full NameRaghib Ramadian Ismail
Date Of Birth18th of November, 1969
Birth PlaceElizabeth, New Jersey, United States of America (USA)
Parent(s)Ibrahim Ismail and Fatma Ismail
OccupationFormer Football Player
Body MeasurementN/A
Height5'11′′ (1.8 m)
Weight185 lbs (84 kg)
Hair ColorDark
Eye ColorBrown
Zodiac SignScorpio
Martial StatusMarried
Wife(s)/Partner(s)Melanie Ismail
ChildrenRocket Ismail Jr. and
Net WorthUnder Review

Rocket Ismail Age

Raghib Ramadian Ismail was born on the 18th of November, 1969 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States of America (USA). Ismail was born to Ibrahim Ismail, a proud father, and Fatma Ismail, a loving mother. He was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, but grew up in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Ismail has two brothers, Qadry Ismail and Sulaiman Ismail, and was not the only kid in the family. Unfortunately, Raghib’s father died while he was just 10 years old.

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His mother could no longer afford private school tuition as a result of this terrible occurrence, therefore the children were forced to attend public school. Raghib then changed from a Sunni Muslim to a fervent Christian and moved in with his Christian grandma.

Rocket Ismail’s nationality is American and his ethnicity is African-American. His zodiac sign is Scorpio and he is 51 years old at the moment.

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Physical Features

Rocket Ismail stands at a good height of 5’11′′ (1.8 m) tall and weighs approximately 185 lbs (84 kg). Raghib attempted to balance as much as he could, based on his height and weight. Similarly, Ismail has black hair and the color of his eyes is brown.

Married Life

Rocket and Melanie Ismail married four months after they met on a blind date. Melanie gave birth to Rocket Ismail Jr. after a year of marriage. The Ismails’ fifteen years of marriage with four children must have been a roller coaster journey. They appear to genuinely enjoy one other’s company.

Ismail and his wife act like best friends and act like newlyweds. This might be the key to their long-term relationship. Melanie is a professional musician. She is considering restarting her singing career now that the family’s youngest child has begun school.

The former footballer’s wife is also a motivational speaker. Raghib also works as a motivational speaker, giving lectures at various organizations and institutions.

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Despite being the first overall pick in the 1991 NFL Draft, Raghib Ismail decided to sign a contract with the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts at the start of the 1991 season.

During his second season, he was involved in a confrontation with the Stampeders, in which he stepped on a Stampeders player’s helmeted face. Ismail was forced to quit the CFL as a result, and he joined with the Los Angeles Raiders at the end of the season. Raghib Ismail has 353 receiving yards in his debut season in the NFL.

He had 513 receiving yards and five touchdowns the next season. He was dealt with the Carolina Panthers in 1996 after three disappointing seasons with the franchise. Though his first two seasons with the Panthers were unimpressive, he had a breakout year in 1998, catching 69 passes for 1024 yards and eight touchdowns. He was only two yards away from tying his own personal best.

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In 1999, Rocket was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys. He became the team’s leading wide receiver in his debut season, and he also set a career-high with 1097 yards and six touchdowns. Raghib was placed on the injured reserve list on August 31, 2002, after suffering a herniated disk in his neck following a training camp collision with one of his teammates.

Rocket Ismail finally announced his retirement in March 2003. He has appeared in many television game programs, including College GameDay, Cowboys Game Night, Pros versus Joes, and Ty Murray’s Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge, in addition to football. Raghib was also a coach for the Bouncers in 2008, one of six teams competing in the SlamBall sport.

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Social Media

Rocket Ismail is active on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter. He has a verified Twitter account (@iamrocketismail) with 7,988 followers. He is also present on Instagram (@iamrocketismail) with 1,077 followers but it is private.

Net Worth

Rocket Ismail is a well-known man in the football world. Ismail has definitely earned a good amount of money from his professional career as a football player. However, Rocket Ismail has not disclosed any details about his salary or net worth to the general public yet.

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