Rodney Harrison is a retired NFL safety and 15-year veteran of the NFL, currently serving as an analyst on NBC’s “Football Night In America,” the most watched show on Sunday nights for 17 consecutive weeks during the NFL season.
Rodney finished his career with two Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots and as the league’s all-time leader in sacks by a defensive back. A four-time All-Pro selection and two-time Pro Bowler, Harrison is one of only two players in NFL history to record at least 30 sacks and 30 interceptions (34) in a career.
Drafted in 1994 by San Diego, he played for the Chargers for nine seasons and was the team’s Defensive Player of the Year four times. Selected twice to the Pro Bowl, he was also named to the Associated Press All-Pro First Team in 1998, 2001 and 2003 and earned 2004 Second Team honors. Harrison spent six seasons (2003-08) with New England, in which he was voted as a defensive captain in each of his first four seasons.
Off the field, Harrison’s Patriots’ teammates honored him with the 2006 Ed Block Courage Award.