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Rod Bernstine

Rod Bernstine
No. 82
Position: Running Back / Tight End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-02-08) February 8, 1965
Place of birth: Fairfield, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: Bryan (TX)
College: Texas A&M
NFL draft: 1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Stats at
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Roderick Earl Bernstine (born February 8, 1965) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the 1st round (24th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft. A 6'3", 235-lb. running back/tight end from Texas A&M, Bernstine played in 9 NFL seasons from 1987 to 1995. His best season as a pro came during the 1993 season as a member of the Denver Broncos when he rushed for 816 yards and caught 44 receptions.


  • College career 1
  • Personal 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

College career

Bernstine lettered at Texas A&M from 1983–86. Before his sophomore season at Texas A&M, Bernstine reacted negatively after then-A&M coach Jackie Sherrill told him that he was being moved to tight end, after playing a year at running back. As a senior, he made the first team All-SWC team at tight end.[1] He holds the school record for the most receptions in a single season.[2]


Bernstine and his wife Stephanie met at Bryan High School in Bryan, Texas. They began dating while both were students and Texas A&M University. They have two children. They all reside in the Denver, Colorado area.[3]

Bernstine's older brother Nehames "Pookie" Bernstine played baseball for Lewis-Clark College in Lewiston, Idaho. Pookie Bernstine was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 5th Round (118th overall) of the 1982 amateur entry draft (June-Reg).[4]

Bernstine's son, Roderick E. Bernstine, Jr., signed a letter of intent to play basketball for University of Denver in November 2012.[5] His nephew, Jordan, was a safety who formerly played for the Washington Redskins.[6]


  1. ^ Burson (2004), p. 93.
  2. ^ "Most Receptions - Season". 
  3. ^ Burson (2004), pp. 95–97.
  4. ^
  5. ^ Chambers, Mike. "Cherokee Trail basketball star Roderick Bernstine, son of former Bronco, finds footing on court Read more: Cherokee Trail basketball star Roderick Bernstine, son of former Bronco, finds footing on court". Denver Post. Retrieved 1/11/2013. 
  6. ^ Jones, Mike (April 11, 2013). "Jordan Bernstine targeting training camp return date". Retrieved 2013-05-26. 


  • Burson, Rusty (2004). "Texas A&M, Where Have You Gone?". Sports Publishing LLC.  

External links

  • player page
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gaston Green
Denver Broncos Starting Running Back
Succeeded by
Leonard Russell

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