Roderick Coleman
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-08-16) August 16, 1976 (age 44)
Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
College: East Carolina
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 5 / Pick: 153
Debuted in 1999 for the Oakland Raiders
Last played in 2007 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
* Oakland Raiders ( 1999 2003)
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* Pro Bowl (2005)
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Tackles     271
Quarterback sacks     58.5
Forced fumbles     11
Stats at NFL.com

Roderick Dwayne Coleman (born August 16, 1976) is a former American football defensive tackle who played nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at East Carolina.

Coleman has also been a member of the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Coleman attended Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, where he won varsity letters in football and track and field and was an honor student.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Oakland Raiders[edit | edit source]

Coleman played for the Oakland Raiders from 1999–2003.

Atlanta Falcons[edit | edit source]

Coleman signed with the Atlanta Falcons for the 2004 season and played for them until 2007. On February 15, 2008 the Falcons released him.

New Orleans Saints[edit | edit source]

After sitting out the 2008 season recovering from injuries, Coleman was signed by the New Orleans Saints to a one-year contract on March 27, 2009.[1] He was waived on August 31.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Saints Agree to Contract with DT Coleman Yahoo News, March 27, 2009

External links[edit | edit source]

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