Rod Shoate
No. 56
Personal information
Born:(1953-04-25)April 25, 1953
Spiro, Oklahoma
Died:October 4, 1999(1999-10-04) (aged 46)
Spiro, Oklahoma
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school:Spiro (OK)
NFL Draft:1975 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Roderick Shoate (April 26, 1953 – October 4, 1999) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League. He was a four-time All-Big 8 Conference Player and a three-time All-American at the University of Oklahoma. He played seven seasons in the NFL for the New England Patriots, and then in the United States Football League for the New Jersey Generals and Memphis Showboats.

Shoate, who died in 1999 after a long illness, was elected posthumously to the College Football Hall of Fame.[1] in 2013.

Former coaches and teammates attribute Shoate's speed, attention to detail, and relentless pursuit of the other team to his success as a player.[2]


  1. ^ "OU's Rod Shoate goes into Hall of Fame on a day Bosworth does not | Tulsa World". Archived from the original on 2013-05-23.
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