The apple is right under the tree in the Peete lineage as Robinson Peete has decided to follow after his father in becoming the world’s next great athlete. The 10-year-old has taken a liking to baseball and, thus far, has helped his team triumph over the competition.


It was just last week that Robinson’s Encino little league team, under the direction of Rodney Peete Sr., beat out their Thousand Oaks contenders with a final score of 17-0, making them North sub-divisional baseball champs. Rodney, who was a baseball player while attending USC, couldn’t help but stick his chest out while watching his son play the game. “There’s nothing like the feeling you get throwing a touchdown pass or winning a big game, but I get just as much joy watching my son play,” said the former NFL player to the press. “I wake up super early on game days and I get more excited than him sometimes.”

Robinson commented on having Rodney as dad and coach telling media, “Having my dad coaching is harder because he pushes me more but it also makes me more determined to hit home runs and win games.” The 10-year-old bares the number 16 on the back of his jersey, which is greatly significant to Rodney. “It was his number at USC, he was born on March 16 and that’s how many years he played in the NFL,” explained Robinson.

Rodney and wife Holly Robinson-Peete have four kids together. Robinson is their second eldest son, born on August 11, 2002. Holly and Rod wed in 1995 after the former NFL star asked her to marry him on an episode of ‘Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.’




Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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