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 lifeEdit

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 careerEdit


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. PierceEdit

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 StateEdit

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 careerEdit

Huntington HammerEdit

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 TalonsEdit

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 BombersEdit

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 ArgonautsEdit

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 KISSEdit

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

Arizona RattlersEdit

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

Baltimore BrigadeEdit

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

Albany EmpireEdit

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


External linksEdit

Template:Albany Empire roster navbox Template:ArenaBowl XXVIII Template:ArenaBowl XXXII

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