Rod Woodson was born to his African-American father, the late James Woodson and his Caucasian mother, Linda Jo Doerflein on 10 March 1965 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.
According to his bio, his birth name is Roderick Kevin Woodson. He has two older brothers, Joe and Jamie.
When Rod and his brothers were young, they were raised in a predominantly black neighborhood where his family faced harassment due to their mixed-ethnicity.
As for his education, Rod attended Fort Wayne Snider High School and then went to West Lafayette as a Parade All American recruit. He approached many defensive records for Purdue University and completed his college career as a consensus All-America defensive back.
Rod Woodson Married To Wife, Kids
Rod learned about family values and how much a family truly meant in a person’s life from his mother. But, his mother was not the only woman in his life who taught him about solicitude.
In 1992, he got married to Nikki Michelle, who taught him a lot about compassion and mercy. His wife was with him through the good, the bad, and the ugly moments of his life.
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That might be the reason how the couple formed a strong bond for years and even celebrated their 26th anniversary on 30 May 2018.
Rod Woodson wishes his wife Nikki Michelle on their 26th wedding anniversary 30 May 2018 (Photo: Rod Woodson's Twitter)
As of now, they have five kids; two sons, and three daughters. Their sons are named Jairus and Demitrius, and their daughters are named Nemiah, Marikah, and Tia.
Rod Woodson celebrates his wife's birthday with kids on 5 December 2018 (Photo: Rod Woodson's Twitter)
Rod has a good relationship with all of his kids and often spends fun quality time with his entire family. He supports his kids in whatever venture they choose in life as can be seen through his many posts relating to each of his kids.
His Net Worth From Career
Rod Woodson played in the National Football League for 17 seasons and also had a 10-year session with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a vital member of the Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl XXXV championship to beat the New York Giants.
Wearing the jersey number 26 and Nike Air Bowl Trainer (shoes) throughout his career, Rod played for the San Fransisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders as well.
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The player even holds the NFL record for fumble recoveries by a defensive player (32) and interceptions returned for a touchdown (12) which earned him the name of NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1993.
Rod also worked at Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on 8 August 2009 as an inductee. And in 2016, he was introduced to the College Football Hall of Fame. For most of his career, Rod played as a cornerback before switching to safety a little later in his career.
Rod worked as an analyst for the NFL Network and the Big Ten Network. After that, he spent the 2011 season working as the Raiders’ cornerbacks coach.
Before continuing his coaching career in 2014, Rod went to broadcasting for Westwood One as an analyst on college football in 2012 and the NFL in 2013.
Through his raising career, the former football player has managed to accumulate a net worth of $7 million. He might have earned a hefty amount of salary to have maintained a net worth of millions.