Roderick Mullen

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]

Roderick Mullen
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born:December 5, 1972 (age 46)
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

Professional career

New York Giants

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

The Green Bay Packers signed Mullen off 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

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

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

Post-career life

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

  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.
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They were announced on 3 June 1955, for the United Kingdom and Colonies, Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, Pakistan, and for various members of Commonwealth forces in recognition of services in Korea during 1954–55.The recipients of honours are displayed here as they were styled before their new honour, and arranged by honour, with classes (Knight, Knight Grand Cross, etc.) and then divisions (Military, Civil, etc.) as appropriate.

1994 Grambling State Tigers football team

The 1994 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) during the 1994 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Eddie Robinson in his 52nd year and finished the season with a record of nine wins and three losses (9–3, 6–1 SWAC). The Tigers offense scored 479 points while the defense allowed only 262 points. This was the final winning season during Eddie Robinson's tenure as head coach at Grambling.

1995 Green Bay Packers season

The 1995 Green Bay Packers season was their 77th season overall and their 75th in the National Football League. The Packers obtained an 11–5 mark in the regular season and won the NFC Central, their first division title since 1972. In the playoffs, the Packers defeated the Atlanta Falcons at home and the defending champion San Francisco 49ers on the road before losing to the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game. Packers' quarterback Brett Favre was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player, the first of three such awards he would win.

This was the first season that the Packers played home games exclusively at Lambeau Field, after playing part of their home slate at Milwaukee County Stadium since 1953. After losing their home opener to St. Louis, the Packers would win an NFL-record 25 consecutive home games between the rest of 1995 and early in 1998.

1995 NFL Draft

The 1995 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 22–23, 1995 at the Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. At the time of the draft, the Raiders were still based in Los Angeles. They would officially return to Oakland after a 13-year hiatus in July 1995. Additionally, the former Los Angeles Rams had gotten approval to move to St. Louis shortly before the draft on April 13 (they would return to Los Angeles in 2016). The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

There were 32 picks in the first round of this draft as the two expansion teams each received two extra picks between the first and second rounds. The Carolina Panthers, having selected second in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft, were awarded the first overall pick in this draft and the Jacksonville Jaguars, having picked first in the expansion draft, selected second. The Panthers, however, traded their number one pick to the Cincinnati Bengals for the Bengals' fifth overall pick and their fourth pick in the second round. The Panthers were also stripped of two later supplemental picks, numbers 61 and 191, for improperly recruiting the Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator, Dom Capers, as their Head Coach.This marked only the third time to date in NFL History that two Hall of Fame players were selected by the same team in the same round (the other being the Bears in 1965 draft and the Ravens in the 1996 NFL Draft.) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Warren Sapp with the 12th overall pick and Derrick Brooks with the 28th overall pick. The two future Hall of Famers would go on to lead a strong defense which contributed heavily to the win in Super Bowl XXXVII.

1995 New York Giants season

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1996 Green Bay Packers season

The 1996 Green Bay Packers season was their 78th season overall and their 76th in the National Football League, which culminated with the franchise winning its third Super Bowl and league-record 12th NFL Championship. The Packers posted a league-best 13–3 regular season won-loss record, going 8–0 at home and 5–3 on the road. It was the first time since 1962 that the club went undefeated at home. Additionally, the Packers had the NFL's highest-scoring offense (456) and allowed the fewest points on defense (210). Green Bay was the first team to accomplish both feats in the same season since the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins. They finished the season with the number one ranked offense, defense, and special teams. They also set a then NFL record for the fewest touchdowns allowed in a 16-game season, with 19. The Packers also allowed the fewest yards in the NFL and set a record for punt return yardage. Brett Favre won his second straight MVP award while also throwing for a career-high and league leading 39 touchdown passes.

In the postseason, the Packers defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round and the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship Game. Green Bay beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI to win their third Super Bowl and twelfth NFL Championship.In 2007, the 1996 Packers were ranked as the 16th greatest Super Bowl champions on the NFL Network's documentary series America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions. The 1996 Packers were ranked 6th-greatest Super Bowl team of all-time by a similar panel done by ESPN and released in 2007. As of 2019, the Packers are the only team since the implementation of the salary cap to score the most points and allow the fewest in the regular season.

1997 Green Bay Packers season

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After a dominating 1996 campaign which ended with a victory in Super Bowl XXXI, many expected the Packers to repeat as champions in 1997. During training camp, star safety LeRoy Butler, among others, said that the Packers had the chance to run the table and go 19–0. This opinion drew increased coverage from the media as the Packers notched impressive victories in all five preseason games. The undefeated hype ended quickly, however, when Green Bay lost week 2 in Philadelphia.

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The Packers entered Super Bowl XXXII as 11 1/2-point favorites. The point spread was likely determined by Green Bay's victory in the previous Super Bowl, the AFC's string of 13 consecutive Super Bowl losses, and Denver's losses in four previous Super Bowls. The game itself was a seesaw battle, and one of the most exciting Super Bowls in history. The Broncos won the thriller 31–24, earning John Elway his first Super Bowl victory at the age of 37, and the first championship in franchise history. Years later, Brett Favre said the Broncos were far underrated, and credited Denver's innovative blitz packages and strategies, foreign to the league at that time, for confusing the Packers.

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