Rodney Harrison, the three-time All-Pro and two-time Super Bowl champion, joined NBC’s Emmy Award-nominated studio show Football Night in America as an analyst in 2009.
In addition to his role on Football Night in America, Harrison serves as a studio analyst for NBC’s coverage of Thursday Night Football. Harrison has also contributed to NBC Sports Group’s coverage of three Super Bowls, most recently as studio analyst for NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX pregame show.
Harrison had a 15-year professional football career in which he made three Pro Bowl appearances and won two Super Bowls. He is the only player in NFL history with at least 30 career sacks and 30 career interceptions.
While with the Patriots from 2003-08, Harrison was an anchor of the defense that helped the team win two Super Bowls. Prior to joining the Patriots, Harrison played nine seasons with the San Diego Chargers. Renowned as a clutch performer, the hard-hitting safety had seven interceptions in 13 career NFL Playoff games.
Harrison played college football at Western Illinois University from 1991 to 1993. He is the school’s record-holder for tackles in a career (345) and tackles in a game (28).
Off the field, Harrison’s Patriots’ teammates honored him with the 2006 Ed Block Courage award for the player who best exemplifies the principles of courage and sportsmanship while also serving as a source of inspiration.
Harrison resides with his wife and children in Atlanta, Ga.