Kacy Rodgers

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Kacy Rodgers
Miami Dolphins
Defensive line coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-06-24) June 24, 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth: Humboldt, Tennessee
Career information
College: Tennessee
Undrafted in 1992
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
 As coach:
  • Tennessee-Martin (1994–1996)
    (Defensive line coach)
  • Tennessee-Martin (1997)
    (Assistant head coach/Defensive line coach)
  • Northeast Louisiana (1998)
    (Defensive line coach)
  • Middle Tennessee State (1999)
    (Defensive line coach)
  • Middle Tennessee State (2000–2001)
    (Assistant head coach/Defensive line coach)
  • Arkansas (2002)
    (Defensive line coach)
  • Dallas Cowboys (2003–2004)
    (Defensive tackles coach)
  • Dallas Cowboys (2005–2007)
    (Defensive line coach)
  • Miami Dolphins (2008–present)
    (Defensive line coach)

Kacy Rodgers (born June 24, 1969 in Humboldt, Tennessee) is an American football defensive line coach for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He had a brief playing career from 1992 to 1994 and has since served as an assistant coach at the college and professional levels. He played college football at Tennessee.

As a player, Rodger was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Shreveport Pirates. He has coached at Tennessee-Martin, Louisiana-Monroe, Middle Tennessee State and Arkansas, as well as for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League.

Early years[edit]

Rodgers played high school football for and graduated from Humboldt High School in Humboldt, Tennessee. Attended The University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he met and married the former, Marcella Cruze. They have a son, Kacy II.

College career[edit]

Rodgers then attended the University of Tennessee, where he was a four-year letterman (1988–1991) and one-time honorable mention All-SEC selection. During his time as a linebacker and defensive end, he won two SEC championships and played in the 1990 Cotton Bowl Classic, 1991 Sugar Bowl and the 1992 Fiesta Bowl.

Professional playing career[edit]

Rodgers signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 1992. He played for the Shreveport Pirates of the Canadian Football League in 1994.

Coaching career[edit]

Tennessee-Martin[edit]

Rodgers began his coaching career in 1994 as defensive line coach for the University of Tennessee at Martin. He held the title for three seasons before adding the title of assistant head coach in 1997.

Northeast Louisiana[edit]

After his time at Tennessee-Martin, Rodgers served one season as defensive line coach for the Northeast Louisiana University in 1998.

Middle Tennessee State[edit]

In 1999, Rodgers became defensive line coach at Middle Tennessee State University. He held the title for three seasons and was also the assistant head coach for the final two. In 2001, the Blue Raiders posted an 8-3 record and were co-champions of the Sun Belt Conference. Also that season, the team tied for first in the conference with 27 sacks.

Arkansas[edit]

Rodgers then served one season as defensive line coach for the University of Arkansas in 2002. The Razorbacks defense ranked second in the SEC and 18th in the nation, going 9-5 and earning an SEC Championship berth.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

In 2003, Arkansas alum and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones hired Rodgers as the team's defensive tackles coach. He held the title for two seasons before serving the next three as defensive line coach. Defensive tackle La'Roi Glover earned three Pro Bowl selections under Rodgers' tutelage from 2003 to 2005. The Cowboys' defense also ranked in the top 10 in the NFL during four of Rodgers' five seasons with the team. During his final season in 2007, they ranked No. 6 in the NFL and allowed just 94.6 rushing yards per game.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

In 2008, Rodgers joined the Miami Dolphins as defensive line coach under first-year head coach Tony Sparano, replacing Travis Jones and Diron Reynolds from 2007.He would churn out three pro bowlers in Randy Starks DT, Paul Soliai DT and Cameron Wake DE while with the Dolphins. Rodgers had previously worked with Sparano in Dallas the previous five seasons while also serving under current Dolphins Vice President Bill Parcells during his tenure as Cowboys head coach from 2003 to 2006.

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