Evan Rodriguez
Free agent
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1988-09-21) September 21, 1988 (age 31)
Bronx, New York
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:239 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school:North Bergen (NJ)
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111
Career history
*Chicago Bears ( 2012)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:21
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at

Evan Junior Rodriguez (born September 21, 1988) is an American football tight end who is a free agent. He played college football for Temple. He is of Puerto Rican descent.

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

Professional careerEdit

2012 NFL DraftEdit

Pre-draft measureables
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

He was drafted in the fourth round, and number 111 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.[2]

Chicago BearsEdit

On May 8, Rodriguez signed a 4-year contract with the Chicago Bears.[3] In 2012, Rodriguez appeared in 12 games with five starts, catching four passes for 21 yards.[4]

On June 10, 2013, Rodriguez was released.[4]

Miami DolphinsEdit

On June 11, 2013, Rodriguez was signed by the Miami Dolphins.[5] Rodriguez was cut from the Miami Dolphins on September 1, 2013.

Buffalo BillsEdit

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 BuccaneersEdit

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 (AAF)Edit

In December 2018, Rodriguez signed with the San Antonio Commanders of the AAF.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

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.[7] He was later arrested for disorderly conduct at Temple in April 2009.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]


  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. "Bears pick Rodriguez in fourth round". April 28, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  3. "Bears agree to terms with two draft picks". May 8, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mayer, Larry (June 10, 2013). "Bears make roster moves". Chicago Bears. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  5. Florio, Mike (June 11, 2013). "Dolphins claim Evan Rodriguez". Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  6. Eurich, Matt (February 1, 2019). "Former Bears currently on Alliance of American Football rosters". Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Bears fullback arrested after car crash". Associated Press. March 21, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  8. "Evan Rodriguez arrested while training with Bears in Miami". Sports Illustrated. March 21, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
  9. Wright, Michael C. (May 31, 2013). "Evan Rodriguez arrested for DUI". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-05-31.

External linksEdit

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