|Born:||April 25, 1953|
|Died:||October 4, 1999 (aged 46)|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||214 lb (97 kg)|
|High school:||Spiro (OK)|
|NFL Draft:||1975 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41|
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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.
Former coaches and teammates attribute Shoate's speed, attention to detail, and relentless pursuit of the other team to his success as a player.
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