Roderick Mullen

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Roderick Mullen
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-12-05) December 5, 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Career information
College: Grambling State
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 5 / Pick: 153
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 50
Sacks: 0
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Roderick Louis Mullen (born December 5, 1972) is a former American football cornerback who played for the Green Bay Packers (1995–1998) and the Carolina Panthers (1999) in the National Football League. With the Green Bay Packers, he became a champion in Super Bowl XXXI, beating the New England Patriots.[1]

Professional career[edit]

New York Giants[edit]

Mullen was drafted by the New York Giants in the 1995 NFL Draft (5th round, 153rd overall).[2] Mullen was cut by the Giants on August 28, 1995.[3][4] He was later signed to the practice squad.[5]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

The Green Bay Packers signed Mullen of the Giants' practice squad in late October 1995.[6] He made three tackles that first partial season.[7] In 1996, Mullen played in 14 games as part of the Packers' Super Bowl XXXI championship team.[8] Playing in nickel and dime situations as well as on special teams, he contributed in all 16 games in 1997.[9] Mullen did not play at all in 1998 with a dislocated shoulder.[10] After 1998, Mullen left the team.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Ending his time as an unrestricted free agent, Mullen was signed by the Carolina Panthers in March 1999.[11] He recorded 24 tackles in 15 games played in his lone season with the Panthers.[12]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On June 15, 2000, the Minnesota Vikings signed Mullen.[13] He was cut by the Vikings on August 27, 2000.[14]

Post-career life[edit]

After ending his playing career, Mullen invested in Subway as a restaurant franchiser near Los Angeles. He then relocated to Dallas and is now working as an executive for a gym company in the area.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006 Report on Mullen
  2. ^ "Roderick Mullen - Draft Year". football-players.pointafter.com. Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  3. ^ Freeman, Mike (1995-08-29). "GIANTS NOTEBOOK; Giant Cornerbacks Won't Back Down". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  4. ^ "Giants Offense Running Behind". tribunedigital-thecourant. Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  5. ^ "BaseballOrioles -- Signed C Robert Poole, their 13th-round...". tribunedigital-baltimoresun. Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  6. ^ King, Peter. "Countdown: A Week in the Life of the '95 Packers". The MMQB. Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  7. ^ "Roderick Mullen Stats | Pro-Football-Reference.com". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  8. ^ "Roderick Mullen". NFL.com. Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  9. ^ Sports, Fox. "Roderick Mullen Stats - Season & Career Statistics". www.foxsports.com. Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  10. ^ "Carolina signs Roderick Mullen". UPI. Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  11. ^ "Packers.com | Press Releases | March 9, 1999". Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  12. ^ Sports, Fox. "Roderick Mullen - S for the Carolina Panthers". www.foxsports.com. Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  13. ^ "Football Transactions Search Results". www.prosportstransactions.com. Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  14. ^ Sports, Fox. "Roderick Mullen Transactions: Signings, Trades & more". www.foxsports.com. Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  15. ^ "Packers.com | News | Stories | August 23, 2006: Fitness Remains The Center Of Roderick Mullen's Life". Retrieved 2017-01-30.