Rodney Harrison is a former professional safety and sports analyst. Harrison played college football at Western Illinois University from 1991 to 1993. As of 2021, he is the school's record-holder for tackles in a career (345) and tackles in a game (28).
Harrison played in the NFL for 15 seasons with the San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots. He was selected by the Chargers in the fifth round of the 1994 NFL Draft, and spent the next nine seasons there . After being released by San Diego, Harrison was a member of the Patriots in his following six seasons until his 2009 retirement. During his career, Harrison was selected to two Pro Bowls and received first-team All-Pro honors three times. He holds the record for sacks by a defensive back at 30.5 and is the first NFL player to obtain 30 sacks and 30 interceptions, as of 2021. Harrison participated in four Super Bowls, winning two with the Patriots in Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX.
Since leaving the NFL, he has served as a commentator for NBC's Football Night in America. In recognition of his accomplishments in San Diego and New England, he was named to the 50th Anniversary Teams of both the Chargers and Patriots. He was also inducted to the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2019.