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Frostee Rucker
DT #92
Height:
6-3
Weight:
280
Age:
33
College:
USC
Experience:
12

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
13
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 229 153 76 20.0 1 9 1 26 -- 26 0 8 3
2016 ARI 13 1 13 7 6 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2015 ARI 13 13 28 20 8 3.0 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2014 ARI 15 7 24 20 4 5.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2013 ARI 16 1 11 9 2 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 CLE 16 16 48 29 19 4.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2011 CIN 16 11 44 32 12 4.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 CIN 9 3 17 8 9 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2009 CIN 12 1 13 7 6 1.0 -- 2 1 26 26 26 0 0 --
2008 CIN 11 4 24 15 9 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2007 CIN 5 0 7 6 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2006 CIN 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

NoteCARDS

  • Joined the Cardinals as a free agent in 2013 after spending his first seven NFL seasons with the Bengals (2006-11) and Browns (2012). Re-signed as a free agent to a two-year contract on 3/11/14 and agreed to a one-year extension in June 2015. Signed a one-year contract to remain with Cardinals on 3/17/17.
  • Has played in 126 career games (58 starts) and totaled 314 tackles, 20 sacks, one INT, 10 passes defensed, eight forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.
  • Recorded nine sacks in four seasons with the Cardinals, including a career-best five in 2014, after totaling 11 sacks in seven seasons prior to joining Arizona.
  • First name given to him by his father. While serving in the military, Rucker’s father worked as a DJ and was given the nickname DJ Frost by fellow soldiers. His father’s name was Len, but he had it legally changed to Frostee as well.

 

Pro Career: Originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round (91st overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. Re-signed to a two-year contract with Cincinnati on 3/31/10 as a restricted free agent. Signed a five-year contract with the Browns on 3/15/12 as an unrestricted free agent before being released on 2/5/13. Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on 3/21/13. Re-signed with the Cardinals on 3/11/14, agreeing to a two-year contract. Signed a one-year extension in June of 2015. Signed a one-year contract to remain with Cardinals on 3/17/17.

NoteCARDS

  • Joined the Cardinals as a free agent in 2013 after spending his first seven NFL seasons with the Bengals (2006-11) and Browns (2012). Re-signed as a free agent to a two-year contract on 3/11/14 and agreed to a one-year extension in June 2015. Signed a one-year contract to remain with Cardinals on 3/17/17.
  • Has played in 126 career games (58 starts) and totaled 314 tackles, 20 sacks, one INT, 10 passes defensed, eight forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.
  • Recorded nine sacks in four seasons with the Cardinals, including a career-best five in 2014, after totaling 11 sacks in seven seasons prior to joining Arizona.
  • First name given to him by his father. While serving in the military, Rucker’s father worked as a DJ and was given the nickname DJ Frost by fellow soldiers. His father’s name was Len, but he had it legally changed to Frostee as well.

 

Pro Career: Originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round (91st overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. Re-signed to a two-year contract with Cincinnati on 3/31/10 as a restricted free agent. Signed a five-year contract with the Browns on 3/15/12 as an unrestricted free agent before being released on 2/5/13. Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on 3/21/13. Re-signed with the Cardinals on 3/11/14, agreeing to a two-year contract. Signed a one-year extension in June of 2015. Signed a one-year contract to remain with Cardinals on 3/17/17.

2016: Played in 13 games (one start) and finished with 25 tackles, six for loss, a forced fumble and one pass defensed … also had five QB hits and four QB pressures … forced a fumble by LeGarrette Blount in the third quarter that led to a Cardinals TD vs. NE (9/11); totaled four tackles, including one for loss, before leaving the game late with a knee injury … inactive (knee) the next three games … assisted on three tackles vs. Sea (10/23) … collected two tackles @ Car (10/30) … notched a season-best five tackles with a team-leading two tackles for loss and two QB hits @ Min (11/20) … recorded three unassisted tackles @ Atl (11/27) … finished with three solo tackles, including one for loss vs. Was (12/4) … registered two tackles, including one for loss @ Mia (12/11) … had one tackle for loss @ Sea (12/24).

2015: Started 13 games and recorded 43 tackles, three sacks, and nine tackles for loss … also had one fumble recovery, one forced fumble, 12 QB pressures and 12 QB hits … added seven tackles and four QB pressures in two playoff contests … had four tackles vs. NO (9/13) … forced a fumble by Jimmy Clausen in the third quarter @ Chi (9/20); also had three tackles, including one for loss … collected first sack of the season in the third quarter vs. SF (9/27); totaled four tackles, including two for loss … recorded four tackles vs. StL (10/4) … posted five tackles @ Pit (10/18) … had two tackles, including one for loss, and a 11-yard sack of Joe Flacco in the first quarter vs. Bal (10/26) … collected three solo tackles, including one for loss, tied for team lead with three QB pressures and had two QB hits @ Cle (11/1) … tackled Russell Wilson in the end zone for a safety in the second quarter @ Sea (11/15); also had three tackles, including one for loss and added two QB hits and a QB pressure … led the D-line and tied career high with seven tackles vs. Cin (11/22); had one tackle for loss, two QB pressures and a QB hit; left game in second half with ankle injury ... inactive (ankle) the next three games … returned from injury and had one tackle and a fumble recovery in the third quarter @ Phi (12/20); was his first fumble recovery since 2008 … sacked Aaron Rodgers in the third quarter for his 20th career sack vs. GB (12/27); helped Cardinals total nine sacks in the game (third-best single-game total in franchise history and most since recording 10 sacks on 12/7/86 at Philadelphia); totaled three tackles, including one for loss, and had two QB hits … had two tackles for loss and three QB pressures in Divisional Playoff vs. GB (1/16/16) … recorded five tackles in NFC Championship Game @ Car (1/24/16).

2014: Had one of the best seasons of his career, playing in 15 games (eight starts) and recorded a career-high five sacks while leading the team with 14 tackles for loss … totaled 37 tackles, nine QB hits, seven QB pressures, one pass defensed and tied his career high with two forced fumbles … started, but left in the first quarter with a calf injury vs. SD (9/8) … inactive (calf) @ NYG (9/14) … returned to the lineup and had one QB pressure and one QB hit vs. SF (9/21) … sacked Peyton Manning for a three-yard loss on the first play of the second half @ Den (10/5); also had one tackle for loss, a QB pressure and a QB hit … recorded three tackles @ Oak (10/19) … forced a Josh Huff fumble with Eagles driving inside the 10 that Deone Bucannon recovered vs. Phi (10/26); also had two tackles … posted four tackles and added a QB pressure and a QB hit @ Dal (11/2) … had four tackles, including two for loss vs. StL (11/9) … sacked Matthew Stafford for a five-yard loss in the fourth quarter vs. Det (11/16); totaled three tackles, including one for loss … recorded a season-high six tackles @ Sea (11/23); had two tackles for loss … totaled three solo tackles and led the team with two tackles for loss @ Atl (11/30) … notched his first career multi-sack game with two sacks of Alex Smith vs. KC (12/7); also had three tackles, including two for loss, two QB hits and one pass defensed … set a new career high with his fifth sack of the season in the third quarter @ StL (12/11); also forced a Tre Mason fumble in the first quarter that Larry Foote recovered and led to a FG; totaled four solo tackles, including a team-best three for loss, and had three QB pressures … had four tackles, including one for loss vs. Sea (12/21) … recorded four tackles, including one for loss in Wild Card game @ Car (1/3/15).

2013: Appeared in all 16 games for the third straight season and made one start, recording 14 tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack … also had nine QB pressures and eight QB hits … made his Cardinals debut @ StL (9/8) … saw his most extensive action of the season, playing 43 snaps on defense and recording three tackles @ TB (9/29); had a tackle for loss, a QB pressure and a QB hit … had a solo tackle @ SF (10/13) … collected two tackles and one QB hit vs. Sea (10/17) … notched his first sack as a Cardinal when he took down Matt Ryan for a 10-yard loss in the third quarter vs. Atl (10/27) … made his first start as a Cardinal with the team beginning the game with four defensive linemen vs. Ind (11/24); collected two tackles, including one for loss, and had two QB pressures and a QB hit … posted two QB pressures and a QB hit @ Phi (12/1) … recorded one tackle and a QB hit vs. StL (12/8) … collected one solo tackle, two QB pressures and a QB hit @ Ten (12/15) … had one solo tackle, a QB pressure and a QB hit @ Sea (12/22).

2012: Started a career-high 16 games at RDE and collected 48 tackles, four sacks, a pass defensed and a forced fumble … sack total ranked third on the team and his 48 tackles were second among DL …. started at right end in his Browns debut and accounted for three tackles in the season opener vs. Phi (9/9) … served as a game captain and posted four tackles, including a 10-yard sack of Andy Dalton in the fourth quarter @ Cin (9/16); sack was one of six by the Browns defense in the game; key part of a run defense that held the Bengals to 80 rushing yards … registered three tackles, including a two-yard sack of Andrew Luck in the third quarter @ Ind (10/21) … part of a Browns defense that held the Chargers without a TD in a 7-6 win vs. SD (10/28) … tied a then-career high with six tackles vs. Bal (11/4) … posted three tackles, a sack and a forced fumble @ Dal (11/18); sack and forced fumble occurred on the same play, when he stripped Tony Romo of the ball in the fourth quarter and Craig Robertson recovered at the Browns 35; one of seven sacks on the day for the Browns; marked his first forced fumble since 10/5/08 @ Dallas as a member of the Bengals … recorded three tackles and was part of a run defense that allowed just 49 rushing yards and a 2.5-yard average vs. Pit (11/25) … collected two tackles, a tackle for loss and batted down a pass @ Oak (12/2); helped to hold the Raiders to 85 rushing yards, the third straight game in which the Browns held an opponent under 100 rushing yards, a first for the team since 2003 … established a new career-high with seven tackles vs. KC (12/9), a figure that tied for the team lead; had a three-yard sack of Brady Quinn, one of five sacks on the day for the Browns … had one tackle vs. Was (12/16), before leaving game in the fourth quarter with a groin injury … returned from injury the following week and recorded four tackles @ Den (12/23) … tallied two tackles in the season finale @ Pit (12/30).

2011: Appeared in all 16 games with starts in each of the final 11 contests … also started the team’s Wild Card matchup … set career high in tackles (60) while also adding four sacks and two passes defensed … part of a Bengals defense that finished in the top-10 in total defense (7th), pass defense (9th) and rush defense (10th) … registered two tackles and a career-high two passes defensed @ Den (9/18) … posted three tackles, two tackles for loss and added his first sack of the season when he took down Alex Smith in the third quarter vs. SF (9/25) … totaled three tackles, including two tackles for loss, and posted his second sack of the season @ Jax (10/9); sacked Blaine Gabbert in the third quarter … made his first start of the season at RDE vs. Ind (10/16) and had two tackles … recorded his third sack of the season when he took down Tarvaris Jackson in the second quarter @ Sea (10/30); sack came on 1st-n-10 from the Cincinnati 11-yard line and helped the Bengals stall a Seattle scoring drive at the one-yard line just prior to halftime; also added a tackle and two QB hits; marked his third sack in five games after recording three sacks in his first five seasons (37 games) combined … finished with a season-high five tackles, two tackles for loss and his fourth sack of the season vs. Pit (11/13); marked his fourth sack in a span of seven games … matched his season high with five tackles @ Pit (12/4) … recorded four tackles vs. Hou (12/11), marking his fifth straight game with at least four tackles … posted five tackles and a tackle for loss in the regular season finale vs. Bal (1/1/12) … received his first career postseason start in the Wild Card matchup @ Hou (1/7/12) and had two tackles. 

2010: Saw action in nine games with three starts before a knee injury forced him to miss the final seven games … notched 20 tackles, a sack and a pass defensed … registered his best outing of the season @ Car (9/26) when he recorded two tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss and a pass defensed against the Panthers; sacked Jimmy Clausen on the Panthers final drive of the first half … made his first start of the season at RDE and totaled two tackles @ Atl (10/24) … earned his second straight start and added four tackles vs. Mia (10/31) … made his third straight start and posted a season-high five tackles, including a tackle for a loss, in the MNF matchup vs. Pit (11/8) … registered one tackle @ Ind (11/14) before leaving the game with a knee injury … inactive (knee) vs. Buf (11/21) … placed on injured reserve (knee) on 11/22.

2009: Appeared in 12 contests, with one start and finished the season with 22 tackles, a sack, his first career INT and a career-high three passes defensed … also appeared in the team’s Wild Card matchup … inactive for the first three games … saw his first action of the season as a reserve @ Cle (10/4), recording one tackle … inactive (ankle) vs. Hou (10/18) … registered two tackles, a sack and four QB hits vs. Chi (10/25); took down Jay Cutler for a 10-yard loss in the first quarter; four QB hits were the most for a Cincinnati player in a single game in ’09 … led the DL with four tackles vs. Bal (11/8) … recorded three tackles and his first career INT in an 18-12 win @ Pit (11/15); INT came on a key play in the third quarter, when he stepped in front of a Ben Roethlisberger pass and returned it 26 yards to the Pittsburgh 14-yard line; Bengals tied the score on the ensuing possession on a 23-yard FG … registered two tackles vs. Cle (11/29) and was part of a Bengals defense that allowed just 169 net yards on the day, the lowest output for a Cincinnati opponent since allowing 154 yards at Pittsburgh on 12/4/83 … made his first start of year in season finale @ NYJ (1/3/10) and recorded two tackles … made his first career postseason appearance and registered one tackle in the Wild Card matchup vs. NYJ (1/9/10).

2008: Started four of the 11 games in which he played before a hamstring injury landed him on injured reserve … totaled 35 tackles, a sack, a pass defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, with his two forced fumbles tying for the team lead … made first NFL start in the season opener @ Bal (9/7) and forced a fumble by Todd Heap less than a minute into the contest; also finished with a then-career high six tackles … started for the second consecutive week and registered five tackles vs. Ten (9/14) … posted two tackles and set up a Bengals FG drive by forcing a Tony Romo fumble near the end of the first half @ Dal (10/5) … recorded his first career sack when he took down Brett Favre on 3rd down in the third quarter @ NYJ (10/12) … returned to the starting lineup vs. Phi (11/16) and registered three tackles and a fumble recovery; scooped up a Donovan McNabb fumble in the first quarter and returned it six yards to the Philly one-yard line, leading to a FG … started @ Pit (11/20) and had one tackle before a hamstring injury forced him from the game … placed on injured reserve (hamstring) on 11/24.

2007: Saw action in five games and totaled 10 tackles while also adding his first career forced fumble and first career fumble recovery … inactive for the first three games with a hamstring injury suffered during preseason … made his NFL debut and notched one tackle in a MNF matchup vs. NE (10/1) … in his second career game, recovered a Jeff Webb fumble in the third quarter @ KC (10/14) that led to a Bengals FG on the ensuing possession … DNP vs. NYJ (10/21) … inactive vs. Pit (10/28) … played as a reserve on the d-line @ Buf (11/4) … saw extensive action along the d-line @ Bal (11/11), registering four tackles and his first career forced fumble; forced a Willis McGahee fumble in the fourth quarter that was recovered by Cincinnati and led to a FG on the ensuing possession … inactive for each of the next six games … saw action in the season finale @ Mia (12/30) and had four tackles.

2006: Suffered a shoulder injury in the preseason opener and was inactive the first three games of the regular season before being placed on injured reserve (shoulder) on 9/27.

College: A three-year letterman, Rucker saw action in 39 contests (30 starts) … totaled 111 tackles, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and two INTs in his collegiate career … helped the Trojans capture back-to-back National Championships (2003-04) … began collegiate career at Colorado State in 2001 and redshirted his lone season there … as a senior in 2005, named first-team All-Pac 10 and was voted co-winner of USC’s Most Inspirational Player Award after starting every game for the 12-1 Trojans … posted a career-best 56 tackles, 6.5 sacks and logged a team-high 14 tackles for loss … started 12 of 13 games as a junior in 2004 as USC won the National Championship after defeating Oklahoma 55-19 in the Orange Bowl … posted 29 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks … began his career at USC in 2003 as a sophomore backup DE, but started five games late in the season … transferred to USC from Colorado State in 2002 and sat out the season under NCAA rules … redshirted at Colorado State in 2001.

Personal: Attended Tustin (CA) High School where he played RB and LB … as a senior in 2000, named to the All-CIF Division VI first team (as a RB), Orange County Register All-Orange County second team (as a LB) and All-Golden West League MVP … attended Santa Ana (CA) High School as a junior … Sociology major.

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