Rock Cartwright during his tenure with the Redskins.
|No. 40, 31, 25, 28|
|Born:||December 3, 1979|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight:||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school:||Conroe (TX)|
|NFL Draft:||2002 / Round: 7 / Pick: 257|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
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.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.
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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.
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