Evan Rodriguez

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Evan Rodriguez
No. 48, 88
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1988-09-21) September 21, 1988 (age 35)
Bronx, New York, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school:North Bergen (NJ)
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:21
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Evan Junior Rodriguez (born September 21, 1988) is a former American football tight end. He played college football for Temple. He is Moorish American from his Nigerian & Puerto Rican descent.

Rodriguez grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey and played football at North Bergen High School.[1]

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
242 lb
(110 kg)
4.58 s 4.28 s 6.94 s 36.0 in
(0.91 m)
9 ft 11 in
(3.02 m)
18 reps
All values from the NFL Combine[2][3]

He was drafted in the fourth round with the 111th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.[4][5]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On May 8, Rodriguez signed a 4-year contract with the Chicago Bears.[6] In 2012, Rodriguez appeared in 12 games with five starts, catching four passes for 21 yards.[7]

On June 10, 2013, Rodriguez was released.[7]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On June 11, 2013, Rodriguez was signed by the Miami Dolphins.[8] Rodriguez was cut from the Miami Dolphins on September 1, 2013.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

The 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.

San Antonio Commanders[edit]

In December 2018, Rodriguez signed with the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football (AAF).[9] The league ceased operations in April 2019.[10]

Seattle Dragons[edit]

Rodriguez was drafted in the 2020 XFL Draft by the Seattle Dragons of the XFL.[11] He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.[12]

Personal life[edit]

During his time at West Virginia, Rodriguez was charged with felony assault in relation to a physical altercation he had with a female residence hall adviser; the charge was later reduced to misdemeanor disturbance and trespassing.[13] He was later arrested for disorderly conduct at Temple in April 2009.[13] 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.[14] 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.[15]


  1. ^ Villanova, Patrick. "NFL player Evan Rodriguez, of North Bergen, cited in dispute with cops in Florida: report", The Jersey Journal, June 13, 2013. Accessed September 10, 2015. "Current NFL football player and former North Bergen High School star Evan Rodriguez was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer in Miami Beach early Thursday morning, an NBC affiliate reported. NBC reported that Rodriguez, 24, formerly of North Bergen, was in a car that got into an accident early Thursday morning at the intersection of 6th Street and Alton Road in Miami Beach."
  2. ^ "Evan Rodriguez Draft Profile â€". Nfl.com. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "NFL Videos: 2012 Combine workout: Evan Rodriguez". Nfl.com. February 29, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Bears pick Rodriguez in fourth round". Chicagobears.com. April 28, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  5. ^ "2012 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 14, 2023.
  6. ^ "Bears agree to terms with two draft picks". Chicagobears.com. May 8, 2012. Archived from the original on June 18, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Mayer, Larry (June 10, 2013). "Bears make roster moves". Chicago Bears. Archived from the original on June 13, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  8. ^ Florio, Mike (June 11, 2013). "Dolphins claim Evan Rodriguez". Profootballtalk.com. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  9. ^ Eurich, Matt (February 1, 2019). "Former Bears currently on Alliance of American Football rosters". 247Sports.com. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  10. ^ Michael Rothstein, Seth Wickersham (June 13, 2019). "Inside the short, unhappy life of the Alliance of American Football". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  11. ^ Bender, Bill (October 21, 2019). "XFL Draft picks 2019: Complete results, rosters, players for new football league". Sporting News. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  12. ^ Condotta, Bob (April 10, 2020). "XFL suspends operations, terminates all employees, but Jim Zorn says he has hopes league will continue". SeattleTimes.com. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  13. ^ a b "Bears fullback arrested after car crash". Associated Press. March 21, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  14. ^ "Evan Rodriguez arrested while training with Bears in Miami". Sports Illustrated. March 21, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
  15. ^ Wright, Michael C. (May 31, 2013). "Evan Rodriguez arrested for DUI". ESPN. Retrieved May 31, 2013.

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