Rashad Barksdale

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Rashad Barksdale
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Barksdale while with the Storm in 2013
No. 31, 35, 25, 23, 21, 19
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-05-11) May 11, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth: Hudson, New York
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
College: Albany
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 6 / Pick: 201
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
CFL status: International
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 8
Interceptions: 0
Passes Defensed: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
Tackles: 224
Interceptions: 5
Passes Defensed: 25
Forced fumbles: 3
Fumble recoveries: 6
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Rashad Emmanuel Unique Barksdale (born May 11, 1984) is a former American football cornerback of the Arena Football League (AFL). He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Albany.

Barksdale was also a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals.

College career[edit]

At Albany, he led the Great Danes in interceptions and punt returns in 2006.

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Barksdale was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 6th round (201st overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. He is the second player in Albany history to be drafted into the NFL. He was released by the Eagles on September 1, 2007 during the preseason.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

The next day, Barksdale signed a contract to play for the Kansas City Chiefs, which made Barksdale the first player in the history of the SUNY Albany to make an NFL 53-man roster.

Barksdale made his NFL regular season debut on October 7, 2007, making him the first UAlbany player to appear in an NFL regular season game when he took the field on special teams for the opening kickoff. He also played on the punt cover and punt return units and made a fourth-quarter tackle with 6:08 remaining.

Barksdale was released by the Chiefs during final cuts on August 30, 2008.

New York Giants[edit]

Barksdale was signed to the practice squad of the New York Giants on September 1, 2008. He was promoted to the active roster on December 30 when cornerback Sam Madison was placed on injured reserve. He was waived on June 20, 2009.

New York Jets[edit]

Barksdale with the New York Jets.

Barksdale was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on June 25, 2009. He was waived on September 5, 2009.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

The Arizona Cardinals signed Barksdale to their practice squad on September 8. He was re-signed to a future contract on January 18, 2010.

Barksdale was waived on August 6, 2010.

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

In March 2011 Barksdale was signed by the Calgary Stampeders.[1]

Kansas City Command[edit]

In 2011, Barksdale signed to play with the Kansas City Command in the Arena Football League

Tampa Bay Storm[edit]

Barksdale was assigned to the Tampa Bay Storm in 2013. On September 17, 2013, Barksdale was replaced on retirement by the Storm.

Cleveland Gladiators[edit]

Barksdale came out of retirement in July 2014 to help the Cleveland Gladiators in their ArenaBowl attempt.


  1. ^ Cameron, Allen (2011-03-10). "NFL DB lands in Stamp camp". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 

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