Rod Milstead

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Rod Milstead
No. 69
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-11-10) November 10, 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth: Washington, D.C.
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school: Lackey High School
College: Delaware State
NFL draft: 1992 / Round: 5 / Pick: 121
Career history
*Inactive and/or offseason member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games: 56
Stats at
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Roderick Leon Milstead (born November 10, 1969 in Washington, D.C.) is a former American football guard in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Delaware State University. Milstead was drafted in the fifth round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.

Early years[edit]

Milstead attended Lackey High School where he was an All-State player and helped lead his team to a Class B state championship in 1986. He was a four year starter at guard for Delaware State University. He was selected first-team All-MEAC three straight years and also received Division I-AA All-American honors in 1991.[1]

In 2003, he was inducted into the Delaware State Athletic Hall of Fame.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Milstead was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round of the 1992 NFL Draft and was traded to the Cleveland Browns on August 25 for a draft choice.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On September 3, 1992, he was placed on the injured reserve list with a nerve problem in his back. He was released by the Cleveland Browns on September 1, 1993.[2] He was later re-signed and spent 11 games on the inactive list. He was waived on August 28, 1994.[3]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Milstead was signed by the San Francisco 49ers on September 15, 1994.[4] The next year he started a career-high 12 games.

He was released at the end of training camp on August 25, 1997 and later re-signed in October, that season he went on to appear in 4 games and was inactive in 5.

Washington Redskins[edit]

On March 3, 1998, he was signed as a free agent by the Washington Redskins and went on to start 11 games.[5] In 1999, he was inactive for the first 5 games, before being released on October 23. He was re-signed on November 9, 1999, after Keith Sims was injured.[6]

Denver Broncos[edit]

In 2000, he signed with the Denver Broncos and was released on August 17.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Milstead coached the Lackey High School football team to 2 state appearances at Ravens stadium. He is currently an offensive line coach at Delaware State University.[8]


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