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Frostee Rucker
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Free Agent
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-09-14) September 14, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth: Tustin, California
High School: Tustin (CA)
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 91
Debuted in 2007 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
Roster status: Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Pac-10 (2005)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     153
Sacks     11.0
INTs     1

Frostee Rucker (born September 14, 1983) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern California.

Early yearsEdit

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 careerEdit

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

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draftEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
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 rep

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

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 BrownsEdit

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

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