Who is Rodney Peete?

Rodney Peete was a National Football League (NFL), player who resigned from his NFL profession in the year 2004. He last played for the Carolina Panthers and went through 16 years in his NFL profession playing as a quarterback. As of now, he is in his telecom vocation with the FOX Sports Network.

Most popular for his triumphant leadership and attitude, Peete has played with a few presumed groups in his recognized profession, including “Philadelphia Eagles”, “Dallas Cowboys”, “Oakland Raiders”, “Washington Redskins”, and “Carolina Panthers”.

Rodney Peete was born on the 16th of March in 1966 in Mesa Arizona. He is the son of Willie Peete and Edna Peete. As a sibling, he has one brother Skip Peete.

Quick Info
Full NameRodney Peete
Date Of Birth16th March1966
Birth PlaceMesa Arizona, USA
Parent(s)Willie Peete
Edna Peete
ProfessionAmerican Football Player
Sport talk show host
SpouseHolly Robinson Peete
Age55 Years
Height6 ft
Net Worth$5.5 Million

Nationality and Physical Stats

Height, Weight, Age

Rodney Peete is an American by nationality and is of mixed ethnicity.

Peete is 54 years old and 6’0” tall weighing 104 KG with an athletic body. He has black eyes and black hair. The body measurements are not available.

The zodiac sign of Rodney is Pisces.

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Education and Early life

Rodney Peete completed his schooling at Sahuaro High School in Tucson. The nickname for him, while he was in school, was “Arizona High School Player of the Year”. He contributed to football as well as basketball and baseball for the tournaments conducted by the school. 

He completed his high school at Shawnee Mission South High School located at Overland Park, Kansas where he started his career in football, as he was drafted in the 30th round by Toronto Blue Jays. Although he chose to attend college and studied at that time. 

Rodney Peete was accepted with a football scholarship from the University of South California. He joined the football team and later he was given the opportunity to play as the quarterback in the match. He plated the 5th game of the college against Stanford University as he replaced Salisbury. 

The first game where Rodney played from the starting of the match was against the University of Washington. The team lost the match by 20-17. In the next match against UCLA, the team won with points of 17-13. In total, he had 58.8% earning competitions for 566 yards, 5 passing touchdowns, 49 carries for an average of 78 yards, three interceptions, and 3 rushing touchdowns.

In the year 2009, he was in the “USC Athletic Hall of Fame”. 

Also, he was awarded the “NCAA Silver Anniversary Award”.

NFL Career

Detroit Lions:

Rodney Peete spent his career in football starting from Detroit Lions, in which he was selected in the 6th round of the 1989 NFL Draft. He was not considered to have the arm capability or size for succeeding in the NFL. 

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Dallas Cowboys:

Rodney Peete was signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys where he replaced Bernie Kosar and also, he played as the backup of Troy Aikman. In the finale of the season, he played the game with 4: 49 minutes left for the first half, the team lost the finale. He did not play many matches from this team. Later he joined Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Washington Reskins, and finally Carolina Panthers.

Personal Life, Wife, and Family

He is married to the American actress Holly Robinson Peete. The couple was married in the year 1995 after some years of relationship. The couple is blessed with four children, twins as son Rodney Jr. and daughter Ryan Elizabeth, son Robinson James and son Roman Peete.


Rodney Peete got retired after playing from the team Carolina Panthers team in 2002. He set his record for most passing yards among quarterbacks from USC. He finished his career with 1,344 matches, 2,346 attempts for 16,388 passing yards, 92 interceptions, and 76 passing touchdowns. The passer rating of Rodney was 73.3 in his entire career.

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Awards and Achievements

The awards and career highlights of Rodney are “All-Pac-10” in 1986 for the second-team, “All-Pac-10” in 1988, “Baseball All-Pac-10” in 1988, “First-team-All-American” in 1988, “Heisman Trophy Runner-up” in 1988, “Pop Warner Trophy” in 1988, “Pac-10 Offensive Player of the year” in 1988 and “NCAA Silver Anniversary Award” in the year 2014. 

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Rodney Peete is $5.5 Million. He is a former footballer and currently, he is in a broadcasting career where he has a good source of income.

As per some sources, his salary ranges from $48,123-$52,299.

The base salary of his earning from his football career was more than $90,000 dollars although he has $50,000 dollar as salary from FOX television annually.

Social Media:

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Like social media, Rodney Peete is not that active in it as he is seen using Twitter only. He goes by the name @rodneypeete9 He updates himself on Twitter where he has more than 23K followers. He promotes his shows as well as shares some of the old videos and photos as the memory of his career in football.



What is the Net worth of Rodney Peete?

The net worth of Rodney Peete is around $5.5 Million dollars.

How much did Rodney Peete make in the NFL?

Rodney Peete was one the least paid starters in the NFL although his base salary was $90,000.