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Evan Rodriguez, FB

School: Temple  |  Conference: MAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: North Bergen, NJ
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 239 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
17215-6
Selected 4th Rnd
Chicago Bears
111st Pick Overall
Career Notes
Invited to play in the 2012 East-West Shrine Game ... 2011 first-team All-MAC honoree ... 2011 first-team All-MAC by Phil Steele ... 2011 third-team All-MAC by College Sports Madness ... Honorable Mention National TE of the Week by CFP (Oct. 2, 2011) ... National TE of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards (Sept. 25, 2011) ... named to the 2011 John Mackey Award Watch List ... 2011 preseason first-team All-MAC selection by Phil Steele's College Football ... 2011 preseason Tight End of the Year by the CFPA ... 2010 first-team All-MAC honoree ... 2010 ECAC All-Star ... 2010 second-team All-MAC by Phil Steele.
2011 Season
Played in all 13 games with 12 starts ... also played on the punt return and field goal units ... Owls' top receiver with 35 catches for 479 yards and two touchdowns on the season ... had two receptions for 52 yards in the bowl win over Wyoming ... had 39 yards on two receptions in the win over Army ... led the Owls with six receptions for 74 yards in the win over Miami ... had three receptions for 26 yards and a touchdown at Ohio ... had 64 yards and a career-long 55-yard touchdown reception against Toledo ... led the Owls with five receptions for a career-high 96 yards in the win at Maryland ... had two receptions for 14 yards against Penn State ... top Owl with 37 yards on three receptions in the win at Akron ... led the Owls with six receptions for 68 yards in the win over Villanova ... lettered.
2010 Season
Played in 11 games with nine starts ... also played on the field goal, punt return, and kickoff return units ... top TE in receiving and third overall with 247 yards and two touchdowns on 21 receptions ... made a 16-yard reception at Miami ... had two receptions against Ohio ... had three receptions for 28 yards in the win at Kent State ... led the Owls with 41 yards on three receptions in the win at Buffalo ... had a 46-yard touchdown reception in the win over Bowling Green ... had a career-high 43 yards on three receptions, including a 31-yard touchdown reception, at Northern Illinois ... had two receptions for 17 yards in the win at Army ... had two receptions for 7 yards at No. 23/20 Penn State ... had two receptions for 27 yards in the win over Connecticut ... had two receptions for 14 yards in the win over Villanova.
2009 Season
Played in all 13 games with seven starts ... also played on the kickoff return unit ... finished the season third in receptions with 145 yards and three touchdowns on 13 catches ... had two receptions against UCLA in the EagleBank Bowl ... made a 23-yard reception at Ohio ... led TU with two catches for 44 yards and a touchdown in the win over Kent State ... made a 13-yard reception in the win over Miami ... had two catches for 11 yards in the win over Ball State ... made a 14-yard touchdown reception in the win at Eastern Michigan ... scored his first touchdown-- a five-yard reception-- in the win over Buffalo ... received the starting nod at No. 5 Penn State ... had a reception against the Nittany Lions ... had a 20-yard reception against Villanova in collegiate debut.
2008 Season
Sat out the season under NCAA transfer guidelines.
High School
First team all-New Jersey safety from North Bergen High ... all-conference and all-county as a quarterback and safety ... team captain for Coach Vince Ascolese ... Hudson County defensive player of the year while leading the Bruins to the playoffs ... also a basketball letterman.
Personal
Son of Frances Rodriguez.
 
 
Latest News
04/29/2012 - A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 4/111 - Evan Rodriguez, TE, 6-2, 244, Temple...Undersized, athletic pass-catching tight end had 35 receptions last season for 479 yards, averaging 13.7 yards per catch with two touchdowns. Started 28 games at Temple after transferring from West Virginia. Off-the-field issues. Arrested for assault in '07 and disorderly conduct in April '09. Good speed (4.56) and a natural pass catcher with good body control and smooth movement skills to adjust to the ball in the air. - The Sports Xchange

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