Rod Woodson Biography

February 7, 2019
First published on:February 7, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Rod Woodson

Birth Name Roderick Kevin Woodson
Birth Place Fort Wayne, Indiana
Famous Name Rod Woodson
Birth Date March 10, 1965
Horoscope Pisces
Father James Woodson
Mother Linda Jo Rod Woodson
Net Worth $7 million
Salary $1,700,700
Height 6 feet
Weight 93 kg
Nationality American
Ethnicity African
Profession Former Baseball Player
University attended Purdue University
Currently Married yes
Married to Nickie Woodson
Children 5

Rod Woodson is an American professional Former football Player who played in the National Football League (NFL). Further, he played for the teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, and Oakland Raiders. Additionally, he also worked as a coach for different NFL teams.    


Rod Woodson reportedly earns around $1,700,700 as his yearly salary from his sporting career. Further, Rod Woodson has an estimated net worth of over $7 million. Additionally, he is married to his lovely wife Nickie Woodson and shares 5 children with her. 

Rod Woodson Net Worth And Salary

As of 2019, Rod Woodson has an estimated net worth of over $7 million. Further, the former NFL player has an average salary of $1,700,700 annually. Additionally,  he played for 17 years in the National Football League, earning a significant amount of salary from the career. 

Some of his career contract and earnings: 

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers signed a four- year, $12 million worth contract with Woodson on September 18, 1993.
  • Woodson declined the three- year, $9 million contract extension offer of Pittsburgh Steelers on August 12, 1996, and requested a four- or five- year long- term contract. Later,  they offered Woodson a five- year contract extension of $10 million and a five- year incentive-laden $13.5 million worth contract, including a $500,000 signing bonus.
  • Following the 1996 NFL season, the Pittsburgh Steelers offered Woodson a $ 7.2 million four- year contract with a $ 1 million signing bonus.
  • The Baltimore Ravens signed Woodson on February 21, 1998, on a three- year $5.70 million worth contract, which included a $3 million signing bonus.

In particular, Each NFL team can carry 10 practice squad players who earned at least $7,200 a week this season. NFL players who are on active rosters are paid salaries only during the 17 weeks of the regular season. If a player was practicing for a whole season, their salary will be around $122,400.

Additionally, he also worked as a coach for the NFL team and from the profession he earned a decent amount of salary.  

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Rod Woodson Personal Life

In 1992, Rod Woodson married to his lovely wife Nickie Woodson. Further, the couple is blessed with 5 children, Jairus Woodson (Son), Marikah Woodson (Daughter), Nehemiah Woodson (Daughter), Demetrius Woodson(Son) and Tia Woodson(Daughter).

Additionally, there aren't any rumors about his past affairs, girlfriend and relationships in the media yet. 


Additionally, he is living a happy life along with his wife and children. Further, he is not involved in any rumors regarding divorce or separation. 

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Woodson held an annual youth football camp and activities on the grounds of his former high school from 1994 to 2008, the Rod Woodson Youth Week. This week-long camp featured current and former NFL players mentoring children on football skills and educational importance.

Talking about his body measurement, the Famous NFL star is 6 feet in height and weighs around 93 kg.

Early Life of Rod Woodson

Rod Woodson was born on March 10, 1965, in Fort Wayne, Indiana to parents James Woodson and Linda Jo Rod Woodson. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to African ethnic group.

CAPTION: 1980 Rod Woodson family photo in Fort Wayne church year SOURCE: eBay

Further, his star sign is Pisces. He's got two siblings, Joe, Jamie and he's the youngest. The full name of Woodson is Roderick Kevin Woodson. Woodson was raised in a predominantly black neighborhood in a two-story home. Because of their mixed race, his family experienced harassment. 

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Rod Woodson Professional Career

During his professional Career, he represented 4 different teams of NFL. He had a ten-year stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was a key member of the Super Bowl XXXV championship team, Baltimore Ravens, which beat the New York Giants.

He also played for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders throughout his career, wearing the jersey number 26. He holds a defensive player's NFL record for fumble recoveries( 32) and returned interceptions for a touchdown( 12), and in 1993 he was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Woodson worked as an analyst for the NFL Network ( NFL Total Access and Thursday Night Football) and the Big Ten Network after his retirement from 2003 to February 2011. He spent the 2011 season as the coach of the Raiders. 

On 3 January 1989, the defensive coordinator of Pittsburgh Steelers, Tony Dungy, announced his resignation after finishing the previous season with a 5- 11 record and eventually Woodson and Dwayne Woodruff returned as the Steelers' starting cornerback tandem in 1989. 

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