Roderick Mullen
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-12-05) December 5, 1972 (age 47)
Place of birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Career information
College: Grambling State
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 5 / Pick: 153
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants ( 1995)*
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Tackles     50
Sacks     0
Interceptions     1
Stats at

Roderick Louis Mullen (born December 5, 1972) is a former American football cornerback who played for the Green Bay Packers (1995–1998) and the Carolina Panthers (1999) in the National Football League. With the Green Bay Packers, he became a champion in Super Bowl XXXI, beating the New England Patriots.[1]

Professional career Edit

New York Giants Edit

Mullen was drafted by the New York Giants in the 1995 NFL Draft (5th round, 153rd overall).[2] Mullen was cut by the Giants on August 28, 1995.[3][4] He was later signed to the practice squad.[5]

Green Bay Packers Edit

The Green Bay Packers signed Mullen off the Giants' practice squad in late October 1995.[6] He made three tackles that first partial season.[7] In 1996, Mullen played in 14 games as part of the Packers' Super Bowl XXXI championship team.[8] Playing in nickel and dime situations as well as on special teams, he contributed in all 16 games in 1997.[9] Mullen did not play at all in 1998 with a dislocated shoulder.[10] After 1998, Mullen left the team.

Carolina Panthers Edit

Ending his time as an unrestricted free agent, Mullen was signed by the Carolina Panthers in March 1999.[11] He recorded 24 tackles in 15 games played in his lone season with the Panthers.[12]

Minnesota Vikings Edit

On June 15, 2000, the Minnesota Vikings signed Mullen.[13] He was cut by the Vikings on August 27, 2000.[14]

Post-career life Edit

After ending his playing career, Mullen invested in Subway as a restaurant franchiser near Los Angeles. He then relocated to Dallas and is now working as an executive for a gym company in the area.[15]


  1. 2006 Report on Mullen
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  3. Freeman, Mike (1995-08-29). "GIANTS NOTEBOOK; Giant Cornerbacks Won't Back Down". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331.
  4. "Giants Offense Running Behind" (in en). tribunedigital-thecourant.
  5. "BaseballOrioles -- Signed C Robert Poole, their 13th-round..." (in en). tribunedigital-baltimoresun.
  6. King, Peter. "Countdown: A Week in the Life of the ’95 Packers".
  7. "Roderick Mullen Stats |" (in en).
  8. "Roderick Mullen" (in en).
  9. Sports, Fox. "Roderick Mullen Stats - Season & Career Statistics".
  10. "Carolina signs Roderick Mullen" (in en). UPI.
  11. " | Press Releases | March 9, 1999".
  12. Sports, Fox. "Roderick Mullen - S for the Carolina Panthers".
  13. "Football Transactions Search Results".
  14. Sports, Fox. "Roderick Mullen Transactions: Signings, Trades & more".
  15. " | News | Stories | August 23, 2006: Fitness Remains The Center Of Roderick Mullen's Life".

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