|Date of birth:May 8, 1987|
|Place of birth: Kansas City, Missouri|
|College: Tennessee State|
|Undrafted in 2010|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Huntington Hammer (2011)|
|Roster status: Active|
|CFL status: International|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* ArenaBowl champion (XXVIII)|
|Stats at CFL.ca|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
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]
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.
Tulsa Talons[edit | edit source]
Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit | edit source]
During the 2013 CFL training camp, Fritz was released by the Blue Bombers.
Toronto Argonauts[edit | edit source]
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]
Albany Empire[edit | edit source]
On April 4, 2019, Fritz was assigned to the Albany Empire.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Rodney Fritz bio – Tennessee State Tigers Athletics". www.tsutigers.com. Tennessee State Athletics. Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. https://web.archive.org/web/20111004143036/http://www.tsutigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=19600&ATCLID=1569325%2F.
- "2011 Huntington Hammer stats". www.theuifl.com. Ultimate Indoor Football League. http://www.theuifl.com/01/UIFLStats/hun.htm#team.ind/.
- "July 15th, 2011 AFL Transactions". www.arenafan.com. ArenaFan. http://www.arenafan.com/news/?page=transactions/.
- "Huntington's Fritz becomes first UIFL player to AFL". www.theuifl.com. Ultimate Indoor Football League. http://theuifl.com/archives/1502/.[dead link]
- "BLUE BOMBERS SIGN DEFENSIVE LINEMAN TO PR". www.bluebombers.com. Winnipeg Blue Bombers. http://www.bluebombers.com/article/blue-bombers-sign-defensive-lineman-to-pr.
- "Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on March 22, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180322223245/http://www.arenafan.com/teams/Baltimore_Brigade-235/transactions/. Retrieved March 22, 2018.