Rodger Saffold

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Rodger Saffold
No. 76     St. Louis Rams
Offensive guard
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: 332 lb (151 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 2013
Games played 47
Games started 44
Stats at NFL.com

Rodger Saffold III (born June 6, 1988) is an American football offensive tackle for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL). 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[edit]

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.[1]

College career[edit]

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[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4⅝ in 316 lb 33⅝ in 9⅝ in 5.21 s 1.80 s 3.00 s 4.67 s 7.42 s 29½ in 9 ft 5 in 27 reps x
Values from NFL Combine [2]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Saffold was drafted by the St. Louis 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 included $3.9 million guaranteed.[3] 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.[4][5]

He signed a lucrative five-year, $42.5 million contract with the Oakland Raiders on March 11, 2014.[6] However, after a disagreement in Oakland on Saffold's physical condition, he returned to the Rams to sign a five-year, $31.7 million contract. The Raiders had concerns about Saffold's shoulder, which contrasted with the Rams who had "no concerns whatsoever".[7][8]

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