From Delaware State To NFL Champion – Milstead’s Connection To The Super Bowl
In 1992, the Cleveland Browns made Division I-AA All-American Rod Milstead a fifth round draft pick out of Delaware State. Milstead’s first NFL head coach was Bill Belichick. Milstead would join the 49ers in 1994 and team with another Hornet great John Taylor to win Super Bowl XXIX.
“I did not know what to expect I was around a bunch of guys that had been to the Super Bowl like Jerry Rice and Steve Young. I was like a sponge, I wanted to watch, see, and mimic the things they were doing.”