Rod Gardner is a former American football player. Rod Gardner played six seasons as a wide receiver in the NFL (National Football League).
Early Life and Childhood
Rod Gardner was born Roderick F. Gardner October 26, 1977. He entered this world in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. So he is currently 44 years old while holding American citizenship. He also follows Christianity, although his birth sign is Scorpio.
As for his family members, the soccer player hasn’t revealed much information about it. His father’s name and his mother’s name are not available at this time. Though not many details are available about his childhood, he certainly had a fun childhood with his friends and family.
However, he once uploaded the pictures of his parents and thanked them for helping to raise his children. He usually spends his holidays with his family. Regarding his educational status, he graduated from Clemson University.
working life and career
Rod attended Clemson University for his undergraduate studies. As a freshman, he started as a quarterback and safety in the practice squad. In his sophomore year, he switched to wide receiver. He also broke the school’s catch, yard, and reception records. As a result, he was named to the second-team All-ACC during his junior year. In addition, he was one of ten contenders for the Biletnikoff Award in 2000.
Gardner’s pro career began when the Washington Redskins selected him 15th overall in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 208 yards and a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in his freshman season. His experience as a quarterback led the Redskins to use him for trick plays during games. He was 2-for-3 for 46 yards and two passing scores during the 2003 NFL season (for Chad Morton and Trung Candidate).
After four seasons in Washington, he was traded to the Carolina Panthers in the 2005 offseason for a sixth-round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He spent most of the season behind Steve Smith, Keary Colbert and Ricky Proehl on the Panthers depth chart. On December 16, 2005, the Panthers waived Gardner and on December 19, 2005 the Green Bay Packers signed him. On March 21, 2006, he re-signed with Green Bay. Gardner was fired by the Packers on September 2, 2006. In September 2006, he signed a three-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. He only had two receptions for 17 yards in 2006 with the Chiefs. Before the 2007 season, he left the team.
Rod has made quite a satisfying amount of wealth as a professional football player. According to the online sites, he has an estimated net worth of $1 million to $5 million.
Thinking about his personal life, he is currently in a married relationship with his wife, Leticia Gardner. Leticia is a fitness trainer and also the owner of Total Body 21. The couple first met in 2009. Rod introduced her to the fitness world.
After dating for a few years, they got married in 2014. Rod and Leticia are also parents to two daughters. The older daughter is Lyla Gardner while the younger daughter is Nyasia Gardner. Both use Instagram frequently.
Body Measurements and Social Media
By improving his body measurements, he has a fit and attractive body as an athlete. Speaking of height and weight, this is him 6 feet 2 inches or 1.88 meters tall and weighs about 99 kg or 219 pounds. He also has black hair and a pair of dark brown eyes.
Regarding his social media handles, Rod is only active on Instagram. He has over 145,000 followers Instagram. He’s verified on it.