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December 26, 1985 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
When USC Coach Ted Tollner made the decision late in the season to promote quarterback Rodney Peete over veteran Sean Salisbury, it could have been construed as a desperation move. Peete had obvious athletic skills, a quarterback who was equally adept as a passer and runner. But his experience was minimal--a 19-year-old redshirt freshman who had never started a game. Surely, his inexperience would betray him. It hasn't happened yet.
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October 30, 2012 | By Chris Foster
Former UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel remembers the last time UCLA and USC fans could have a legitimate argument about who had the best quarterback. "In 1988, when Troy Aikman and Rodney Peete were around, I guarantee you this was a two-quarterback town," Neuheisel said. Aikman led UCLA to a 20-4 record in two seasons, 1987 and '88. Peete gave Aikman two of those losses and took USC to a pair of Rose Bowls in three seasons as a starter (1986-88). Who was better? Pick one and get screamed at by the other side.
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September 25, 1988 | BOB OATES, Times Staff Writer
It was one of the season's first matchups of nationally ranked college football players--the players who are under consideration for the major year-end trophies and prizes. And before halftime here Saturday: --The USC defense dropped Oklahoma quarterback Jamelle Holieway toward the bottom of the list. --USC quarterback Rodney Peete moved toward the top with an impressive display of runs and passes that eventually made the Trojans an easy 23-7 winner in front of a Coliseum crowd of 86,124.
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December 1, 2007 | Lonnie White
The USC vs. UCLA rivalry has produced many legendary players who are remembered for great offensive plays in the series -- from O.J. Simpson's 64-yard touchdown run in 1967 to Gaston Green's 224 yards and four rushing touchdowns in 1986 to Erik Affholter's debated touchdown catch in 1987. But the rivalry also has had more than its share of stars on defense, starting with last year's instant legend, UCLA's Eric McNeal.
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May 9, 1988 | MARYANN HUDSON, Times Staff Writer
Mention the name Rodney Peete, and you think touchdowns, not home runs. But playing third base for USC isn't just a springtime hobby for the Trojan quarterback. Though his .339 batting average won't help him in football, it could land him a job as a professional baseball player. "I don't think people realize Rodney is a legitimate major league prospect," USC baseball Coach Mike Gillespie said. "People lose track of that fact, because of football.
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April 19, 1986 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
All signs point to a full recovery for quarterback Rodney Peete of USC, who suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in the Trojans' Aloha Bowl game against Alabama on Dec. 28. Peete's left leg was in a cast and he was on crutches for six weeks. When the cast came off, he wore a brace, which he discarded Tuesday, two weeks ahead of schedule. He has been swimming, riding a stationary bike and lifting weights. The next phase is jogging.
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July 26, 1992 | ARA NAJARIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two weeks ago, Rodney Peete was working out on USC's manicured practice field with Byron Hanson, an assistant trainer. Peete was sweating, but no one could see it because no one was around. Once Peete couldn't take two steps on that field without someone saying, "Hey, Rodney, got a second?" He was setting records for USC's football team then. He was the poster boy. He was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He had it made then. He led the Trojans to four bowl games.
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November 8, 1990
Quarterback Andre Ware of the Detroit Lions gets his first NFL start Sunday, in place of injured Rodney Peete, against Minnesota.
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October 30, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rodney Peete, quarterback for the Detroit Lions, had surgery on a torn Achilles' tendon in his right foot and will sit out the rest of the season. Peete, injured Sunday in the Lions' victory over the Dallas Cowboys, came to Los Angeles for the surgery. Richard Diehl, an orthopedic surgeon, performed the operation.
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January 22, 2006 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Rodney Peete, who finished his 16-year NFL career with Carolina and is now a regular on FSN's "Best Damn Sports Show Period," plans to be at the NFC championship game in Seattle today. On Thursday's show, it was no surprise that Peete picked the Panthers to beat the Seahawks.
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December 3, 2005 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
Imagine reading this headline: Leinart Has Measles, May Miss UCLA Game USC quarterback Matt Leinart is fine, of course. But in 1988 -- the last time an undefeated USC team met a UCLA team with only one loss -- Trojan quarterback Rodney Peete was hospitalized because of measles the week of the game, setting off a mini-panic. Players from both teams were immunized. Public health officials discussed whether it would be appropriate to postpone the game. And then Peete played, and No.
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October 15, 2005 | Sam Farmer, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rodney Peete played for six NFL teams. Now, he wants to own one. Peete, the former USC quarterback, has been engaged in discussions recently with billionaire investor Ron Burkle and real-estate magnate Ed Roski about being three-way owners of an NFL franchise in Los Angeles. "It would be unbelievable," said Peete, 39, who retired this year after 16 seasons in pro football. "There is nothing I'd rather do than be part of an NFL franchise in L.A."
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September 29, 2005 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Actress Holly Robinson Peete, wife of former USC and NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, has written what she describes as "a women's guide to loving pro football." It is titled "Get Your Own Damn Beer, I'm Watching the Game." In the book, she lists "the all-time annoying things we should never say to our men during a game." The list includes: * "So does this mean the trash is going to take itself out?" * "I'm sorry, but this is the only time the decorator could come.
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September 16, 2005 | LARRY STEWART
It's a good time to be USC's quarterback, as Rodney Peete, a former USC quarterback, found out. And it's not a bad time to be Peete, either. Peete, now a regular on FSN's "Best Damn Sports Show Period," hung out with Matt Leinart on campus last Friday. They were shooting a segment that will be a part of tonight's "Best Damn Sports Show Period" episode. It will be televised on FSN West at 9 and 11:30.
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August 6, 2004 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Holly Robinson Peete, the daughter of Matthew Robinson, who starred as Gordon on the original "Sesame Street," is the wife of Carolina Panther backup quarterback Rodney Peete. The Peetes have three children and another on the way. Holly said just before their 6-year-old twins, son R.J. and daughter Ryan, were born, Rodney, then with the Eagles, was playing a game in Philadelphia.
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April 29, 1989
On a day that was supposed to be Troy Aikman's, the coverage given to Rodney Peete and Erik Affholter (both middle picks) far outweighed that given to the nation's No. 1 pick and highest-paid rookie. HARPER LELAND CLAUDE O'BRIEN Westwood
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September 17, 2002 | From Associated Press
Rodney Peete can stop looking over his shoulder--his best outing in 10 years has officially given him job security as Carolina's starting quarterback. Peete had been operating on a week-to-week basis with the Panthers, needing to do enough on game days to keep Chris Weinke on the bench and possibly lead Carolina to a few wins.
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September 4, 2002 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was supposed to be a tutor, a confidant, a behind-the-scenes sounding board for a young quarterback on the rise. Instead--suddenly--the ball is in Rodney Peete's hands. Peete, 36, the former USC star and a 14-year NFL veteran, has been named Carolina's starting quarterback for the Panthers' opener Sunday against Baltimore. He replaces Chris Weinke, a second-year player who is still working on the finer points of a new offense.
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