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
Stats at CFL.ca
Stats at ArenaFan.com

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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