Rodney Peete

Football Player
Born Mar 16, 1966

Rodney Peete is a former American football quarterback from the University of Southern California who played in the National Football League for 16 years. He retired in 2004 and is now in broadcasting.

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1966 Birth Born on March 16, 1966.


1984 18 Years Old Peete was drafted in the 30th round (722nd overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1984 Major League Baseball Draft. … Read More


1988 22 Years Old 1 More Event
The 1988 UCLA-USC game was notable in that Peete was stricken with measles the week before the game and had been to the hospital.
1989 23 Years Old Selected by the Detroit Lions as the 141st pick in the 6th round of the 1989 NFL Draft, Peete was scheduled to start the season opener but sprained his knee in an exhibition game against the Los Angeles Rams, missing the first few games of the season. … Read More


2002 36 Years Old His career was marked by injury. In his first five NFL seasons with the Lions, he would split time with Bob Gagliano, Erik Kramer, and former Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware. After spending time with the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, and Oakland Raiders, Peete's career appeared to be over until he became the starter for the Carolina Panthers in 2002, where he led the Panthers to start the year 3-0 and ultimately to a 7-9 record, an improvement over 1-15 the year before. … Read More
2005 39 Years Old The Panthers released Peete to free agency in February 2005 for salary cap reasons, but he chose to retire instead of re-signing with a team for another season. … Read More


2010 44 Years Old One of their twins, Rodney Jr., was diagnosed with autism at age three. He tells of his story of Rodney, Jr., in the June 2010 issues of Men's Health.
2013 47 Years Old In November 2013, Peete was named as a 2014 recipient of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, given annually to six former college athletes 25 years after the end of their college athletics careers. … Read More
2015 49 Years Old In 2015, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced that they were making a docuseries on Peete and his family. … Read More
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