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Roderick Mullen
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-12-05) December 5, 1972 (age 46)
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 NFL.com

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2006 Report on Mullen
  2. "Roderick Mullen - Draft Year" (in en-us). http://football-players.pointafter.com/q/14890/77543/When-was-Roderick-Mullen-drafted.
  3. Freeman, Mike (1995-08-29). "GIANTS NOTEBOOK; Giant Cornerbacks Won't Back Down". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. https://www.nytimes.com/1995/08/29/sports/giants-notebook-giant-cornerbacks-won-t-back-down.html.
  4. "Giants Offense Running Behind" (in en). tribunedigital-thecourant. http://articles.courant.com/1995-08-28/sports/9508280237_1_tight-end-howard-cross-nfc-east-title-linemen.
  5. "BaseballOrioles -- Signed C Robert Poole, their 13th-round..." (in en). tribunedigital-baltimoresun. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1995-08-30/sports/1995242017_1_practice-squad-15-day-dl-detroit-tigers.
  6. King, Peter. "Countdown: A Week in the Life of the ’95 Packers". https://www.si.com/2015/07/01/brett-favre-packers-1995-peter-king.
  7. "Roderick Mullen Stats | Pro-Football-Reference.com" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MullRo20.htm.
  8. "Roderick Mullen" (in en). http://www.nfl.com/player/roderickmullen/2502236/profile.
  9. Sports, Fox. "Roderick Mullen Stats - Season & Career Statistics". http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/roderick-mullen-player-stats.
  10. "Carolina signs Roderick Mullen" (in en). UPI. http://www.upi.com/Archives/1999/03/08/Carolina-signs-Roderick-Mullen/5736920869200/.
  11. "Packers.com | Press Releases | March 9, 1999". http://nfl.packers.com/news/releases/1999/03/03-09.html.
  12. Sports, Fox. "Roderick Mullen - S for the Carolina Panthers". http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/roderick-mullen-player.
  13. "Football Transactions Search Results". http://www.prosportstransactions.com/football/Search/SearchResults.php?Player=&Team=&BeginDate=2000-04-12&EndDate=2001-04-12&PlayerMovementChkBx=yes&submit=Search&start=600.
  14. Sports, Fox. "Roderick Mullen Transactions: Signings, Trades & more". http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/roderick-mullen-player-transactions.
  15. "Packers.com | News | Stories | August 23, 2006: Fitness Remains The Center Of Roderick Mullen's Life". http://www0.nfl.packers.com/news/stories/2006/08/23/1/.


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