Rodney Harrison

MKhanal 20 Aug,2017

Facts of Rodney Harrison

Birth Name
Rodney Scott Harrison
Famous Name
Rodney Harrison
Married to
Erika Harrison
Currently Married


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$11.5 million
Currently Club
Sunday Night Football on NBC
Started career as
American Footballer


Married to
Erika Harrison
Currently Married

Rodney Harrison is a former American professional football player in the National Football League (NFL). He played as strong safety during his career at  San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots. He has won the Super Bowl rings two times, as well as he was selected two times for the Pro Bowl.

These days Harrison works as a commentator for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Married to his wife, Erika Harrison, with four children, he currently has an estimated net worth of $11.5 million.

How Much Is Rodney Harrison's Net worth In 2019?

Rodney Harrison has summoned his wealth as an American footballer. His total NHL career earnings are $28,290,000, playing 15 seasons from 1994 to 2008. As he has retired as a player, he currently stands as the analyst for NBC Sports' Football Night in America.

According to some reliable online sources, sports analysts make an average salary of $78,200 per annum. 

Aerial view of Rodney Harrison's Olympia Fields, Illino SOURCE: VirtualGlobetrotting

As of 2022, Rodney's net worth is around $11.5 million , and his salary is around $1.5 million. His annual salary in 2008 as a player was reported to be about $3 million. He has been fined several times with suspended. He owns a beautiful house in Olympia Fields.

Who is he Married to?

Rodney is currently happily living with his wife and children. He is married to his beloved wife Erika Harrison. Like Rodney, Erika also attended the Western Illinois University where the couple met first.

Rodney Harrison and his wife Erika Harrison SOURCE: YouTube

Rodney used to follow Erika in the college and once he joked her and told the class was over. She believed him and did not attend the pop quiz. She was on the hit list for several days for her action. The incident gradually brought Rodney and Erika together and soon started dating.

The couple has four children named Mikala Harrison, Christian Harrison, and Rodney Harrison Jr.

Besides these, there are no records of his other relationships. As well there are no rumors of their divorce at current.

Early life

Rodney Harrison was born on December 15, 1972, in Markham, Illinois, United States. He is the only son of Barbara Harrison. His star sign is Sagittarius. As per nationality, he is an American and belongs to Afro-America ethnicity. 

He enrolled at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois., where he started playing football.  After completing his school level he joined Western Illinois University in 1991 for his higher studies. He continued his playing career at the college too. He completed his graduation in 1993.

Rodney Harrison Professional career

Playing Career

As he started playing football from his school life, later he made it his professional career. Rodney started his professional career through the San Diego Chargers in 1994. The club drafted him in the fifth round of the 1994 draft. He played as a starter member of the team as a 1996 defense. He played for the club until 2002.

On February 27, 2003, Rodney left the club. And after two weeks on March 13, he joined New England Patriots. He gave his best performances for the team and later in 2003 season he became the defensive captain of the team.

In the division playoff game against Tennesse Titans, his team won in a 17-14 where Harrison intercepted Steve McNair. The next week against the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game, he intercepted Peyton Manning in the end zone.

He fractured his arm in the 2003 Super Bowl XXXVII match; however, a Tom Brady-led drive and Agam Vinatieri field goal secured the Patriot's triumph. Well, after the victory he got his first Super Bowl ring.

In 2004 seasons Rodney helped his team to hold the second position. During his divisional playoff game, he won his second Super Bowl. However, he got many injuries at the start of the 2005 season. At the end of the season, he was kept on the injured list. After ten months, he came back in the game for the Patriots. He gave his best performance for the team. But in 2006, he got a shoulder injury and didn't play for six weeks. 

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Rodney was banned from playing the 2007 regular season because of using human growth hormone. Well, he played the Super Bowl XLVII. Even he was unable to continue his 2008 seasons because he was injured in his first match. So he was listed on the injured reserve list. And later on June 3, 2009, he retired from his professional career. 

After Retirement

Upon retirement, Harrison became an analyst for NBC Sport' Football Night in America. Additionally, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick called Harrison one of the best players he had ever coached.

Inducted Patriots Hall of Fame

Harrison’s place in the Patriots Hall of Fame is official, and the ceremony kicked off in memorable fashion in July 2019. He enters after a Patriots career in which he was a six-time team captain and helped the team win two Super Bowls.

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