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Rodger Saffold

Rodger Saffold
No. 76     St. Louis Rams
Offensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-06-06) June 6, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Bedford, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)Weight: 314 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school: Bedford (OH)
College: Indiana
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
Debuted in 2010 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history

Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

  • 2× Second team All-Big Ten (2008, 2009)
  • PFW & SN All-Rookie team (2010)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012

Rodger Saffold III (born June 6, 1988) is an American football offensive tackle for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Rams in the second round, 33rd overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Indiana.

High school career

Saffold attended Bedford High School in Bedford, Ohio where he played offensive tackle and defensive end. He was a 2005 first team All-Lake Erie League, all-district and honorable mention all-state selection at the same high school that produced former Wisconsin and NFL wide receivers Chris Chambers and Lee Evans. He recorded 18 tackles as a senior. Considered only a two star recruit by Rivals.com, Saffold picked Indiana over Illinois, Kansas and Ohio.

College career

He never left the starting lineup after sliding in at left tackle midway through his true freshman campaign. He started 41 games and appeared in 42 in his career. He was selected second team All-Big Ten by the conference coaches and named honorable mention by the league's media, and earned second team All-Big Ten recognition from Phil Steele's magazine.

Professional career

Pre-draft

St. Louis Rams

Saffold was drafted by the Rams in the second round, 33rd overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. On July 28, 2010, he signed a 4-year contract worth $6.3 million, that includes $3.9 million guaranteed.[1] Saffold earned the starting left tackle position for the Rams in his rookie season and started in every game that season for the Rams. Saffold garnered rave reviews for his play and was named to multiple All Rookie teams, including Pro Football Weekly and the Sporting News.[2][3]

References

External links

  • Indiana Hoosiers bio
  • St. Louis Rams bio

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