Alfred State alum Rod Streater is making an impression as he battles for a spot on the Oakland Raiders roster. Streater went undrafted in the NFL draft but quickly signed with the Raiders following the conclusion of the draft.
Streater spent the three days of the draft with his agent and Alfred State football coach Mick Caba in Michigan. “The draft days were pretty crazy. A lot of teams called me and said they wanted to draft me in the late rounds. I sat down with my agent during the draft and we wrote down all the teams I would like to play for just in case I did go as a free agent. After the draft ended, numerous teams were calling but then I already had made my choice.”
“I chose the Raiders because my biggest concern was finding a team that loved me. Prior to the draft, the GM and the wide receivers coach called my old coaches and said that I could play for them and they really liked me. I feel like I could really contribute the most for them.”
After the Raiders rookie mini-camp Raider Coach Dennis Allen praised Streater when asked what players have made a name for themselves. “I know Streater, the wide receiver out of Temple, has done a nice job. He’s been pretty impressive.”
During his two years at Temple, Streater caught 49 passes for 882 yards and seven scores. This follows a 2009 season at Alfred State where he caught 24 passes for 539 yards and six scores. During his freshman season wearing the blue & gold, Streater played safety on the defensive side of the ball and picked up 20 tackles and picked off two passes.
Streater has been on the West Coast after signing his contract with the Raiders. He has participated in the rookie camp and a couple of weeks in OTA’s. The team reports to training camp in late July and is scheduled to take on the Dallas Cowboys in their first preseason game on August 13th.