Frostee Rucker

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Frostee Rucker
Frostee Rucker.jpg
Rucker at Browns training camp in 2012.
No. 98     Arizona Cardinals
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-09-14) September 14, 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth: Tustin, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school: Tustin (CA)
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 91
Debuted in 2007 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Pac-10 (2005)
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 164
Sacks 12.0
INTs 1
Forced fumbles 4
Stats at NFL.com

Frostee Rucker (born September 14, 1983) is an American football defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC.

Rucker has also played for the Cleveland Browns.

Early years[edit]

Rucker went to Tustin High School in Tustin, California, which DeShaun Foster, Matt McCoy, Chris Chester and Sam Baker also attended. He played running back and linebacker at Tustin HS and was named All-Golden West League MVP as a Senior in 2000. Rucker attended Foothill High School for his Sophomore year but did not play football. He attended Santa Ana High School during his Junior year & earned All League honors as a Linebacker. Played both his freshman & senior years at Tustin High.

College career[edit]

Rucker attended Colorado State as a redshirt freshman before transferring to play college football at USC from 2002 to 2005.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-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 2¼ in 267 lb 4.80 s 1.72 s 2.91 s 4.32 s 7.32 s 35 in 9 ft 8 in 19 reps
Vertical jump, deep and wide, broad jump and 40-yard dash results from Pro Day, all other results from NFL Combine

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Rucker was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round (91st overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was placed on the injured reserve list his rookie year in 2006.

In 2007, Rucker contributed on special teams and situational opportunities on defense. He started the final regular season game against the Miami Dolphins and finished with 5 tackles.

In 2008, Rucker started 4 games and played in 11 (both career highs). Frostee finished with 24 total tackles, 2 forced fumbles, and a pass defensed.

In 2009, the Cincinnati Bengals won the AFC North and Rucker finished with 13 tackles, and an interception returned 26 yards. The analyst for the game disagreed with the official's who felt Rucker had not scored a touchdown. There was no concrete video evidence to overturn the call.

In the 2010 season, Rucker had 17 tackles, a sack, and a pass defensed.

In 2011, Rucker had 44 tackles and 4 sacks. He also led all defensive ends in stops per snap percentage.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Rucker signed with the Cleveland Browns on March 14, 2012. He was released during the 2013 offseason on February 5, 2013. [1][2]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Rucker signed with the Arizona Cardinals on March 21, 2013.[3]

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