Rolan Milligan
No. 42     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-08-16) August 16, 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth: Lake Wales, Florida
Career information
College: Toledo
Undrafted in 2016
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 2016)*
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

Rolan Lenard Milligan (born August 16, 1994) is an American football safety for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UAB in 2014 and transferred to Toledo in 2015 after the UAB football program was cancelled.

Professional careerEdit

Dallas CowboysEdit

On May 9, 2016, Milligan signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.[1] He was waived/injured on August 4, 2016 and placed on injured reserve.[2] He was released by the team on August 16, 2016.

Detroit LionsEdit

On February 9, 2017, Milligan signed with the Detroit Lions.[3] He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the Lions' practice squad the next day.[4][5] He was promoted to the active roster on November 27, 2017.[6] He was waived on December 9, 2017 and later re-signed to the practice squad.[7] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions on January 1, 2018.[8]

On September 1, 2018, Milligan was waived by the Lions and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[9][10] He was released on September 5, 2018.[11] He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 3, 2018, but was released three days later.[12][13]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On October 23, 2018, Milligan was signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad.[14] He was promoted to the active roster on December 22, 2018, but was waived six days later and re-signed to the practice squad.[15][16] He was promoted back to the active roster on January 9, 2019.[17]


  1. Alvarado, Alex (April 30, 2016). "Former Rocket, Rolan Milligan, signs with Dallas Cowboys". Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  2. Sisemore, Michael (August 4, 2016). "Dak Prescott, Jameill Showers Take Center Stage As Tony Romo & Others Take Day Off At Cowboys Practice". Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  3. "Lions sign free agent S Rolan Milligan". February 9, 2017. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  4. "Lions establish 53-man roster". September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on September 3, 2017.
  5. "Lions assigned G Zac Kerin and T Brian Mihalik via waivers". September 3, 2017.
  6. "Lions sign WR Bradley Marquez and S Rolan Milligan to active roster". November 27, 2017.
  7. "Lions activate G Joe Dahl from Reserve/Injured". December 9, 2017.
  8. "Lions report 10 Reserve-Future signings". January 1, 2018.
  9. "Lions establish 53-man roster". September 1, 2018.
  10. "Lions awarded OL Andrew Donnal and CB Dee Virgin via waivers". September 2, 2018.
  11. "Lions sign three players to practice squad". September 5, 2018.
  12. "Lions sign free agent OL Andrew Donnal". October 3, 2018.
  13. "Lions sign CB Cre'Von LeBlanc to active roster from practice squad". October 6, 2018.
  14. "Roster Moves: Colts Sign Safety Rolan Milligan To Practice Squad". October 23, 2018.
  15. "Colts elevate S Rolan Milligan to the active roster". USA Today. December 22, 2018.
  16. "Roster Move: Colts Waive S Rolan Milligan". December 28, 2018.
  17. Walker, Andrew (January 9, 2019). "Colts Place Safety Mike Mitchell On IR; Bring Back Rolan Milligan To Active Roster".

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