Roger Goodell is a renowned American businessman who is currently the Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL).
Roger Stokoe Goodell was born February 19, 1959, in Jamestown, New York to former congressman and the United States Senator Charles Ellsworth Goodell of New York, and his first wife Jean (Rice) Goodell of Buffalo, New York.
Roger Goodell was raised alongside four brothers including Tim, who is a Senior Vice President for the Hess Corporation, and Michael, married to Jack Kenny, creator of the short-lived NBC series The Book of Daniel.
The Webster family on the show was loosely based on Roger Goodell’s family. He has a cousin named Andy Goodell who is a member of the New York State Assembly.
Regarding his education, Roger Goodell graduated from Bronxville High School where, he was a three-sport star in football, basketball, and baseball. He had captained all three teams as a senior. He later graduated from Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania in 1981 with a degree in economics.
Goodell began his NFL career in 1982 as an administrative intern in the league office in New York under then-Commissioner Pete Rozelle. He was chosen to succeed retiring commissioner Paul Tagliabue on August 8, 2006, Goodell and had officially begun his tenure on September 1, 2006, just prior to the beginning of the 2006 NFL season. Roger Goodell has been described by commentators as “the most powerful man in sports.
Roger Goodell Daughters
Roger Goodell and his wife Jane Skinner are proud parents of twin daughters who were born in 2001. Jane Skinner is a former Fox News Channel anchor and had tied the knot with Roger on October 25, 1997.
However, despite his fame, the names of Roger Goodell’s daughters have never been revealed as they tend to live private life. Skinner had once revealed in 2016 that her twin daughters play both team and individual sports: lacrosse, soccer, tennis and track while in high school.
Roger Goodell also revealed that one of his twin daughters was interested in studying at Elon University, a private university in Elon, North Carolina, United States.