Council Member Rouse was born and raised in Virginia Beach. He attended First Colonial High School and graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Rouse was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 2007 NFL Draft and also played for the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals.
After retiring from the National Football League, Rouse returned home to Virginia Beach to begin his career in public service. He served as a coach and a mentor before founding Rouse's House. Rouse's House is a nonprofit organization that serves to establish education as the foundation for today's youth, with a primary goal of exposing youth and families in the community to a broader world of learning.
On November 6, 2018, Rouse was elected to Council as an at large member. Rouse is a strong advocate for the support of first responders and the military along with their families. He is passionate about the potential growth of Virginia Beach into a strong economic, travel and entertainment location with support to residents and tourists.
Rouse is a lifetime member of the National Football League Players Association, an active member of his church and a member of North End Run Club. He serves as the City Council liaison to the Minority Business Council and the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads (HRT). He enjoys outdoor activities and currently resides in the heart of Virginia Beach with his son and daughter.