Rodney Fritz
No. 5     
Defensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-05-08) May 8, 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth: Kansas City, Missouri
Career information
College: Tennessee State
Undrafted in 2010
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Huntington Hammer (2011)
Roster status: Active
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
* ArenaBowl champion (XXVIII)
Tackles     8
Sacks     1.0
Tackles     22.0
Sacks     9.0
Forced fumbles     4
Fumble recoveries     2
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Rodney Fritz Jr. (born May 8, 1987) is an American football defensive lineman for the Albany Empire of the Arena Football League (AFL).

Early life[edit | edit source]

Born the son of Jennifer and Rodney Fritz, Rodney attended Hickman High School in Kansas City, Missouri. There he was named all-state as tight end, after having 21 receptions for 549 yards and nine touchdowns, and was an honorable mention as a linebacker. He was also named all conference in basketball.

College career[edit | edit source]

Highland[edit | edit source]

In 2006, Rodney attended Highland CC, where he played in nine games, registering 71 tackles (46 solo, 25 assists), and posted three sacks with 9.5 tackles for a loss (37 yards). He also managed one forced fumble. As a result, he was named to the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Second Team.

L.A. Pierce[edit | edit source]

In 2007, Rodney transferred to Los Angeles Pierce College, where he played in nine games, registering 98 tackles (61 solo, 37 assists), and posted seven sacks with 19 tackles for a loss (37 yards). He also managed one interception, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. As a result, he was named to the Western State Conference First Team.

Tennessee State[edit | edit source]

As a junior in 2008, he transferred to Tennessee State University, where he played in 17 games, recording 40 tackles (9 of which were sacks).[1]

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Huntington Hammer[edit | edit source]

In 2011, Fritz signed with the Huntington Hammer of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. There he led the Hammer defense in tackles-for-loss, was second on the team in sacks, and recorded the most forced fumbles.[2]

Tulsa Talons[edit | edit source]

On Friday, July 15, 2011, the Tulsa Talons signed Rondey.[3] By signing with the Talons, Fritz became the first UIFL player to sign with an Arena Football League team.[4]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit | edit source]

Signed as a free agent on August 9, 2011 to the practice roster[5] with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.

During the 2013 CFL training camp, Fritz was released by the Blue Bombers.

Toronto Argonauts[edit | edit source]

On August 5, 2013, Fritz signed a practice roster agreement with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was released by the Argonauts on August 21, 2013.

Los Angeles KISS[edit | edit source]

On November 11, 2015, Fritz was assigned to the Los Angeles KISS. On June 17, 2016, Fritz was placed on reassignment.

Arizona Rattlers[edit | edit source]

On June 20, 2016, Fritz was claimed by the Arizona Rattlers.

Baltimore Brigade[edit | edit source]

On March 22, 2018, Fritz was assigned to the Baltimore Brigade.[6]

Albany Empire[edit | edit source]

On April 4, 2019, Fritz was assigned to the Albany Empire.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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