Tracy Rocker

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Tracy Rocker

Tracy Quinton Rocker (born April 9, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is the defensive line coach for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He was a defensive tackle and two-time All-American for the Auburn Tigers football team and played two seasons with the Washington Redskins.

While a defensive lineman at Auburn in the 1980s, Rocker was an All-American, SEC Player of the Year and winner of the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

He was selected by the Redskins in the 3rd round of the 1989 NFL Draft and was named to the 1990 NFL All-Rookie Team. He played two seasons in Washington and a third for the WLAF's Orlando Thunder before ending his professional playing career. He returned to Auburn to complete his degree and began coaching as an assistant at Auburn High School.

In 1994 he joined the staff of the University of West Alabama. In 1996 he moved to Troy State University as the Trojans' defensive line coach. He spent one year at Cincinnati before being hired by Houston Nutt at the University of Arkansas, where he spent five years. He followed Nutt to Ole Miss in 2008, but left in January 2009 to join Gene Chizik's staff at his alma mater.

Rocker was defensive line coach at Arkansas for 5 years and at Ole Miss for one season before joining Gene Chizik's staff in January 2009. After the 2011 Auburn Tigers football team won a national championship, he was hired by MIke Munchak, first year head coach of the Titans.

Rocker and his wife, Lalitha, have one son, Kumar.

References

  • Goldberg, Charles (January 12, 2009) "Tracy Rocker agrees to join Auburn coaching staff; Tigers looking at John Thompson, too." Birmingham News
  • Goldberg, Charles (February 16, 2011) "Tennessee Titans hire Tracy Rocker from Auburn." Birmingham News
  • "Tracy Rocker" (April 2, 2011) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia - accessed April 9, 2011