Ten fun facts about Roger Goodell


Fact 1
He officially began his tenure on September 1, 2006, just prior to the beginning of the 2006 NFL season.

Fact 2
Commentators have described him as “the most powerful man in sports.”

Fact 3
He graduated from Bronxville High School where, as a three-sport star in football, basketball, and baseball, he captained all three teams as a senior and was named the school's athlete of the year.


Fact 4
Injuries kept him from playing college football.

Fact 5
Worked as a bartender in Washington, PA, during college.

Fact 6
Began his career with a yearlong internship in the NFL's public relations department, followed by a stint with the New York Jets' promotions department.

Fact 7
Goodell is a 1981 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania with a degree in economics.

Fact 8
Goodell was heavily involved in the negotiation of the collective bargaining agreement with the NFLPA and NFL owners during the summer of 2011.

Fact 9
Goodell sees his main duty as commissioner as protecting the integrity of the game and making it safer—“protecting the shield”, as he puts it (a reference to the NFL's shield logo).

Fact 10
Goodell is married to former Fox News Channel anchor Jane Skinner and they have twin daughters.


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is the Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), having been chosen to succeed the retiring Paul Tagliabue on August 8, 2006.

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