Rod Coleman (American football)

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Rod Coleman
No. 91, 57, 75
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1976-08-16) August 16, 1976 (age 42)
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
Sacks: 58.5
Forced fumbles: 11
Player 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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Coleman played for the Oakland Raiders from 1999–2003.

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

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]

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

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