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Roderick Rashaun Cartwright (born December 3, 1979) is a former American football running back in the National Football League (NFL). He was named Offensive Quality Control coach of the Cleveland Browns in February 2016.[1] He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas State. Cartwright was also a member of the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers.

Rock Cartwright
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Rock Cartwright during his tenure with the Redskins.
No. 40, 31, 25, 28
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1979-12-03) December 3, 1979 (age 39)
Conroe, Texas
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Conroe (TX)
College:Kansas State
NFL Draft:2002 / Round: 7 / Pick: 257
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts:228
Rushing yards:956
Receiving yards:589
Total return yards:5,450
Total touchdowns:9
Player stats at


Early yearsEdit

Cartwright attended Conroe High School in Conroe, Texas, and lettered in football, track and field, and baseball. During his senior year, Cartwright rushed for 2,060 yards and was named a Parade All-American.[2]

College careerEdit

Cartwright played college football at Kansas State University at the fullback position.

Professional careerEdit

Cartwright is tackled by Houston Texans strong safety Glenn Earl.

Washington RedskinsEdit

Cartwright was drafted in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Redskins. In 2006, he broke the Redskins' single-season kickoff return yards record with 64 returns for 1,541 yards - a record which had been previously held by Brian Mitchell since 1994. He also received his first kickoff return for a touchdown in 2006 against the Dallas Cowboys. In 2007, he was ranked second in the NFC in kickoff returns. He was released on March 4, 2010.[3]

Oakland RaidersEdit

Cartwright signed with the Oakland Raiders on April 26, 2010.

San Francisco 49ersEdit

Carwright signed with the San Francisco 49ers on March 15, 2012.[4] He was released on August 31, 2012.

Coaching careerEdit

Cartwright was signed as an offensive quality control coach of the Cleveland Browns in 2016.[5]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Players". Retrieved September 7, 2010.
  3. ^ "Redskins release Rock Cartwright |". March 4, 2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010.
  4. ^ Cartwright coming across the Bay to fill 49ers' voids
  5. ^ "Browns adding ex-NFL RB Rock Cartwright to staff". Retrieved February 8, 2016.