Roderick Kevin Woodson Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Aashita Dhingra
Jan 30, 2024 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on Aug 29, 2022
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About Rod Woodson

Rod Woodson's birth on March 10, 1965, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

Rod Woodson is a former professional American football safety and cornerback in 17 seasons of the NFL. Woodson was a Super Bowl champion.

Tee Purdue University graduate played for San Fransisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Baltimore Ravens. He also worked as an NFL analyst at the NFL Network and the Big Ten Network. Rod was a part of BBC Sports 2007 NFL coverage. The football career of the NFL Defensive player is worth knowing. So here you go.

Rod Woodson Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Rod Woodson’s net worth?

Rod Woodson has an evaluated net worth of $7 million as of July 2022.

How much does Rod Woodson earn per year?

Rod Woodson earns approximately $1,700,700 per annum.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Rod Woodson?

Rod Woodson is 6 ft (183 cm) tall in height as of July 2022.

How old is Rod Woodson?

Born on March 10, 1965, Rod Woodson is 57 years old as of July 2022.

Childhood And Education

Rod Woodson's birth was on March 10, 1965, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. Rod attended R. Nelson Snider High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. But before that he actually enrolled at West Lafayette as a Parade All American recruit. He wanted to follow a degree in electrical engineering, and he accepted a full scholarship to play football at Purdue University.

He used to play as a cornerback and kick returner. Sometimes he also used to find time on offense as a running back and wide receiver. Rod was named an All-American defensive back in 1985 and 1986. Rod was also named an All-American returner in 1986. He was a three-time All-Big Ten first-team selection.

During his final year of the college game, Rod gained over 150 combined rushing and receiving yards in addition to making ten tackles. He led Purdue to victory over arch-rival Indiana.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who are Rod Woodson's parents?

Rod Woodson's birth was on March 10, 1965, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to his parents, Linda Jo Doerflein and James Woodson. His father, James Woodson, was from Tennesse, and his mother, Linda Jo, was a German who worked with the differently abled people. The couple was married in 1960, and they had three sons, Joe, Jamie, and Rod. Rod was the youngest of three siblings. He is close with his siblings.

Who is Rod Woodson’s partner?

Rod Woodson married Nickie Woodson in 1992. The couple had five children named Jairus Woodson, Marikah Woodson, Nemiah Woodson, Demitrius Woodson, and Tia Woodson.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Rod Woodson is very much known as one of the greatest defensive players. He holds an NFL record for 32 fumble recoveries by a defensive player. Rod's 71 career interceptions are the third-most in the history of NFL.

Rod Woodson was selected in the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played for Pittsburgh from 1987 to 1996. Rod also played for the San Fransisco 49ers in 1997. He played for the Baltimore Ravens from 1998 to 2001. Then for the Oakland Raiders from 2002-2003.

After the 1996 NFL season, Pittsburgh offered Woodson a four-year contract. But unfortunately, he declined the contract offer from the Pittsburgh Steelers hours before the 1997 NFL Draft.

Then in 1997, he signed a three-year contract with the San Fransisco 49ers. But in an effort to cut up salary cap space, the San Fransisco 49ers cut Woodson and Kevin Greene.

In 1998, Woodson signed a three-year contract with Baltimore Ravens and left in 2002 due to a salary cap issue. In the same year, he signed in a six-year contract with the Oakland Raiders and was released in 2004 due to knee surgery.

After retiring from the sport, Rod went to broadcasting for Westwood One as an analyst on college football in 2012 and 2013 NFL. Later he started his coaching career by coaching the defense at Valley Christian Senior High in Dublin.

He also worked as an NFL analyst at the NFL Network and the Big Ten Network. Rod was a part of BBC Sports 2007 NFL coverage. Raiders selected Rod as their cornerback coach in 2011 and also joined Pittsburgh Steelers as an intern coach in 2013. He signed with the Raiders again as an assistant defensive back coach in 2015.

What awards has Rod Woodson won?

Rod Woodson is among the NFL's all-time leaders in games played as a defensive back.

Rod Woodson was named the Pro Bowl 11 times. Associated Press named Rod NFL Defensive Player of the year in 1993. He was selected in All Pro 67 times.

Rod was named to the NFL's 75th Anniversary Team in 1994 along with Joe Montana, Reggie White, Jerry Rice, and Ronnie Lott. Rod was ranked number 87 in The Spring News' 100 Greatest Football Players list in 1999.

He was celebrated as one of the 100 greatest players of the 20th century by The College Football News.

Woodson was ranked number 22 in USA Today's 25 best National Football League players from the past 25 years in 2007.

Woodson won a bronze medal at the USA Olympic Festival in 1987. He also won medals at the IAAF Grand Pix meetings.

He was in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility itself in 2009.

Other Interesting Rod Woodson Facts And Trivia

  • Rod Woodson tore his ACL during a game against Detroit Lions in 1995 and had gone through reconstructive knee surgery.
  • Woodson currently lives in Pleasanton, California, with his wife and five children.

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Roderick Kevin Woodson Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Roderick Kevin Woodson

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Fort Wayne



183 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown


American Professional Football Coach, Retired Football Player


R. Nelson Snider High School

Net Worth



Nickie Woodson


Linda Jo Doerflein, James Woodson


Joe, Jamie

Annual Earnings

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