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Roderick Coleman

Roderick Coleman
No. 91, 57, 75
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-08-16) August 16, 1976
Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school: Philadelphia (PA) Simon Gratz
College: East Carolina
NFL draft: 1999 / Round: 5 / Pick: 153
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 269
Quarterback sacks: 58.5
Forced fumbles: 11
Stats at

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 played college football at East Carolina University. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft, and has also played for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints.


  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
    • Oakland Raiders 3.1
    • Atlanta Falcons 3.2
    • New Orleans Saints 3.3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early years

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

College career

Coleman played for the East Carolina Pirates football team while playing for the East Carolina University. He is the school's career, single-season, and single-game leader in sacks.

Professional career

Oakland Raiders

Coleman played for the Oakland Raiders from 1999–2003.

Atlanta Falcons

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

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.


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

External links

  • New Orleans Saints bio
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