It is known that many NFL players lose their relevance in the media after hanging up their jerseys and retiring from the sport. For some, this is intentional, while for others it is the result of a failed attempt to switch to another role, either as a TV personality or as a football analyst. So far, Rashad Jennings, who played for the Oakland Raiders and the New York Giants during his time as a player, remains relevant.
Rashad Jennings retired in December 2017, but through appearances on shows such as Dancing with the Stars and appearances on film and television shows such as Power, he continues to be a relevant part of conversations with celebrities.
Rashad Jennings Biography
His background and the challenges of his childhood did not suggest a career in one of the most lucrative leagues in the world, but that’s exactly what Rashad Jennings has continued. He was born on March 26, 1985, in Forest, Virginia, the son of Albert Jennings and Deborah Jennings.
Although his football career began in high school, Rashad Jennings did not convey the image of an athletic child as an adolescent because he fought asthma and obesity and wore glasses. Nevertheless, his interest in the sport made him compete for his high school team and he was selected as the fifth player.
When he attended Jefferson Forrest High School, he could only play the last game of his junior year after all four players before he had suffered injuries. This unfortunate coincidence gave Rashad Jennings the chance to show the team what he can do, and he did so, delivering a performance that caught the attention of a scout watching the game.
With the encouragement offered by the scout, Rashad transferred to the Christian Academy Lynchburg, where he began working on his weight while continuing to build on the inherent talent he showed at his former high school. At the end of his high school career, Rashad Jennings graduated as a two-time All-VISAA Division II selection.
His improved performance at the high school level earned him a football scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh, and he played for the school for a year before moving on to Liberty University, where he played for two years before joining the NFL.
Rashad Jennings was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the 250th pick in the 2009 NFL draft and played for the team for three years between 2009 and 2012. After leaving Jacksonville, he played for the Oakland Raiders for a year before moving to the New York Giants, where he played from 2014 to 2016 and retired from the game.
Since retiring, Rashad Jennings has been featured in the show Dancing with the Stars, where he will compete in the show’s 24th season and win the competition for the fourth NFL player to win the show. That same year, he returned to the show as a participant in a special trio-cha-cha-cha game and was a guest judge on the show in 2018.
In addition to his appearances in Dancing with the Stars, Rashad Jennings also appeared in an episode of The Starz Show, Power, and an episode of Great News.
Rashad Jennings’s Net Worth
After playing for two teams in the NFL for eight seasons, Rashad Jennings has accumulated a total net worth of $5 million through his multimillion-dollar contracts as a player.
While it is known that his wealth stems primarily from his time in the NFL, Rashad Jennings is also known as an investor in several companies.
Is Rashad Jennings Married? Does He Have A Wife or Girlfriend?
Rashad Jennings has played in the NFL for over six years and has never once during his career divulged important information about his personal life, and has continued to do so since his retirement. If Rashad Jennings is in a relationship or single, it’s a detail that the media as a whole is unfamiliar with because he has chosen to keep his personal life away from the media.
The only known relationship Rashad Jennings had was ended in 2014 when he told a rare tidbit about his personal life and told the media that he had broken up with his longtime girlfriend, with whom he was engaged at the time.
While the former running back continues to keep his private life private, he at least did not hesitate to show people his love, as he did in 2018 when he went to Times Square in New York on Valentine’s Day and handed out roses to various people.