Rod Gilmore- Untold Facts, Full Bio, ESPN, Net Worth, Wife and Cancer

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Rod Gilmore Biography

Rod Gilmore is an American college football analyst and contributor at ABC and ESPN where he joined in 1996 where he works on an ESPN/ABC Saturday telecast every week throughout the season. He also contributes to studio shows including College Football Live and he worked for Pacific Sports Network, Sports Channel Bay Area, and Prime Sports Network. Previously, he served as an ESPN studio analyst and contributor to ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.

Before joining ESPN, he served as an analyst with Prime Sports Network in California from 1993 to 1995 where he covered Pac-10 football and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1994 for live sports reporting of Pac-10 football. Additionally, he was part of the Stanford team that was involved in The Play, which is a last-second kickoff return by the University of California Golden Bears to beat Stanford in 1982 on November 20th.

Rod Gilmore Age, Birthday, Ethnicity, and Nationality

Rod Gilmore (age 62 years) was born on January 31, 1960, in Oakland, California, in the United States of America. Besides having Amerian nationality by birth, Rod has an African-American ethnic background. Moreover, he normally celebrates his birthday on January 31st every year. READ ALSO: Todd Blackledge

Rod Gilmore Height, Weight, and Other Measurements

Gilmore stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches which is approximately 1.76 meters and maintains an average bodyweight of around 72kg. Nonetheless, details of his other body measurements are unluckily out of reach at the moment.

Rod Gilmore Parents and Siblings

He was born Rodney Curt Gilmore in Oakland, California, in the United States of America to his parents. He is the son of Carter Gilmore who was the first African-American elected to the Oakland, California city council, and his mother who he has not revealed any information about at the moment.

Rod Gilmore Education Background/ High School

Gilmore attended and graduated from Stanford University in 1982, where he played defensive back for three years. Additionally, he received his J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986 and was part of the Stanford team that was involved in The Play, which is a last-second kickoff return by the University of California Golden Bears to beat Stanford in 1982 November 20th.

Rod Gilmore’s Wife/Spouse and Children

He is a married man. Rod married his wife, Marie Gilmore, former mayor-elect of Alameda, California, in November 2010. Unfortunately, he has not revealed any further information about his children. Nevertheless, Rod is a member of the Oakland Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame.

Rod Gilmore Cancer | Multiple Myeloma

Gilmore was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma on August 15, 2016, which is a blood cancer.

Rod Gilmore ESPN

Gilmore is a college football analyst and contributor at ABC and ESPN where he joined in 1996 where he works on an ESPN/ABC Saturday telecast every week throughout the season. He also contributes to studio shows including College Football Live and he worked for Pacific Sports Network, Sports Channel Bay Area, and Prime Sports Network. Previously, he served as an ESPN studio analyst and contributor to ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.

Moreover, Gilmore is an active member of several Bar Associations and several local community organizations. Also a longtime volunteer at Stanford. Rod served as an officer of two entities sponsored by the Stanford Alumni Association as well as chairman of the Stanford Athletic Board. Lastly, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and he is with the business law firm of Doty, Barlow, Britt & Thieman in Palo Alto, California.

Rod Gilmore Salary

Gilmore is a college football analyst and contributor at ABC and ESPN. He works on an ESPN/ABC Saturday telecast every week throughout the season. Furthermore, contributes to studio shows including College Football Live. Rod earns a decent annual salary of around $100,000 per year.

Rod Gilmore’s Net Worth

Gilmore is a college football analyst and contributor at ABC and ESPN. He works on an ESPN/ABC Saturday telecast every week throughout the season. Moreover, he also contributes to studio shows. Rod has managed to accumulate an estimated net worth of around $1 million dollars.

Rod Gilmore NFL

Gilmore was part of the Stanford team that was involved in The Play, which is a last-second kickoff return by the University of California Golden Bears to defeat Stanford on November 20, 1982. He was a three-year starter at the defensive back under Coach Bill Wash, Rod Dowhwer, and Paul Wiggin.

Rod Gilmore Mario Cristobal | Oregon

Gilmore criticized Coach Mario Cristobal’s reaction calling it “too much” after the Coach berated one of his players, Kris Hutson, for showboating after he made a big play in September 2021.

Rod Gilmore BYU

Rod and Matt served at BYU Sports Nation in 2013.

Jason Benetti Rod Gilmore

Benetti’s joking about the ‘Ride for Rod” Auburn student section (man Rod Bramblett who died in 2019 May) on the ESPN broadcast which was an honor of Auburn play-by-play resulted in him giving a humble apology.

Did Rod Gilmore play in the NFL?

No, he did not play in the NFL.

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