Rod Windsor

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Rod Windsor
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Windsor with the Browns
No. 1     Arizona Rattlers
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-04-24) April 24, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Bessemer, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Western New Mexico
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2009 for the Rio Grande Valley Dorados
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Receptions
Yards
Touchdowns
Stats at NFL.com
Career Arena football statistics as of 2013
Receptions 459
Receiving Yards 5,787
Receiving Touchdowns 125
Rushing Yards 81
Rushing Touchdowns 8
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Rodrickus "Rod" Windsor (born April 24, 1985) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.[1] He played college football at Western New Mexico University.

College career[edit]

Rod began his college career at Garden City Community College, Garden City, KS before transferring to Western New Mexico University as a QB. As a junior, he led his team in both passing (1,361) and rushing (886) yards and a 118.61 passer rating before reluctantly switching to Wide Receiver for his senior season.[2] In his only collegiate season as a wide receiver, caught 81 passes for 1,118 yards and six touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]

Rio Grande Valley Dorados[edit]

Rod spent the 2009 af2 season with the Rio Grande Valley Dorados after the Arena Football League filed for bankruptcy, catching 184 passes for 2,364 yards and 59 TDs in 15 games. He was named the Offensive Player of the Year and the Rookie of the Year.

Arizona Rattlers[edit]

He followed that success by playing the 2010 season with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League, where he was named the AFL's Rookie of the Year after recording 193 catches for 2,372 yards and 47 touchdowns.

Sacramento Mountain Lions[edit]

After the Arizona Rattlers season, Rod was signed by the Sacramento Mountain Lions on August 22, 2010.[3] Rod had 25 catches for 379 yards, good for 5th and 3rd in the league respectively, and tied for the league lead with 3 receiving touchdowns.

Arizona Rattlers[edit]

In response to the NFL lockout, Windsor went back to the Arena League and signed with the Arizona Rattlers, where he caught 156 passes for 1,830 yards and 36 touchdowns. As with the 2010 season, Rod was again voted to the First Team All-Arena team.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Rod was signed by the Cleveland Browns to their practice roster on December 3, 2010 where he spent one week before being released.[4] He was subsequently signed by the Buffalo Bills to their practice squad on December 30, 2010, where he finished the season.[5]

Rod signed a futures contract with the Browns on January 19, 2011 where he spent the preseason catching 5 receptions, 83 yards and a touchdown.[6] He was waived during the final round of cuts. He was resigned to the practice squad, where he spent the first 15 weeks before being promoted to active roster on December 22, 2011. He did not dress the final two games of the season.[1]

Rod spent the preseason with the Browns, catching 5 balls for 51 yards and a touchdown. [7] He was released during final cuts on August 31, 2012; however, he was resigned to the practice squad on October 10, 2012. [8]

Arizona Rattlers[edit]

After not resigning with the Cleveland Browns, Windsor returned to the Arizona Rattlers. In 2013, Windsor was named Second Team All-Arena, helping the Rattlers return to the ArenaBowl. The Rattlers defeated the Philadelphia Soul 48-39, with Windsor earning ArenaBowl XXVI MVP honors with 10 receptions for 145 yards.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cleveland Browns Biography [1],
  2. ^ Obert, Richard [2], "The Arizona Republic", April 29, 2010
  3. ^ "Five Arizona Rattlers Sign with the United Football League". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. August 28, 2010. Retrieved August 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ Sportspagemagazine.com, [3], December 3, 2010
  5. ^ Boxscorenews.com, [4], December 30, 2010
  6. ^ Windsor touchdown catch - 2011 preseason - NFL.com, [5], August, 2011
  7. ^ Windsor touchdown catch - 2012 preseason - clevelandbrowns.com, [6], August 30, 2012
  8. ^ Windsor resigns to Practice Squad - clevelandbrowns.com, [7], October 10, 2012,
  9. ^ Joe Williams (August 17, 2013). "ArenaBowl XXVI: Rattlers win 2nd Arena Football League title in row". www.orlandosentinel.com. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 

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