Evan Rodriguez

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Evan Rodriguez
No. 81 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position: Fullback/Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-09-21) September 21, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Bronx, New York
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 239 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: North Bergen (NJ)
College: Temple
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 0
Rushing attempts: 0
Rushing TDs: 0
Receiving yards: 21
Receptions: 4
Receiving TDs: 0
Stats at NFL.com

Evan Junior Rodriguez (born on September 21, 1988) is an American football fullback and tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Temple. He is of Puerto Rican descent.

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 242 lb 4.58 s 4.28 s 6.94 s 36.0 in 9 ft 11 in 18 reps
All values from the NFL Combine[1][2]

Rodriguez was drafted in the fourth round, and number 127 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.[3]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On May 8, Rodriguez signed a 4-year contract with the Chicago Bears.[4] In 2012, Rodriguez appeared in 12 games with five starts, catching four passes for 21 yards.[5]

On June 10, 2013, Rodriguez was released.[5]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On June 11, 2013, Rodriguez was signed by the Miami Dolphins.[6] Rodriguez was cut from the Miami Dolphins on September 1, 2013.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Buffalo Bills signed him on November 4, 2013. On August 29, 2014, they released him in their finals cuts for the 53-man roster.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed him to their practice squad on November 25, 2014, after Jorvorskie Lane was ruled out for the rest of the season.

Personal life[edit]

Rodriguez allegedly had a felony assault charge, which eventually was reduced to a misdemeanor disturbance and trespassing charge after an alleged physical altercation with a female residence hall adviser during his time at West Virginia, and was later arrested for disorderly conduct at Temple in April 2009.[3] On March 21, 2013, Rodriguez was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida for disorderly intoxication and resisting a police officer without violence. Rodriguez had been in Miami to train with some of his teammates, but after his arrest, faced a $1,500 bail.[7] Later in the year, on May 31, Rodriguez was arrested for driving under the influence, speeding and improper lane switching on Interstate 90 in Illinois.[8]

He is currently married with model Olivia Marie Rodriguez. They've been together 3 years.


  1. ^ "Evan Rodriguez Draft Profile â€". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  2. ^ "NFL Videos: 2012 Combine workout: Evan Rodriguez". Nfl.com. February 29, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Bears pick Rodriguez in fourth round". Chicagobears.com. April 28, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  4. ^ "Bears agree to terms with two draft picks". Chicagobears.com. May 8, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  5. ^ a b Mayer, Larry (June 10, 2013). "Bears make roster moves". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  6. ^ Florio, Mike (June 11, 2013). "Dolphins claim Evan Rodriguez". Profootballtalk.com. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  7. ^ "Evan Rodriguez arrested while training with Bears in Miami". Sports Illustrated. March 21, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
  8. ^ Wright, Michael C. (May 31, 2013). "Evan Rodriguez arrested for DUI". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 

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