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Frostee Rucker
DE #92
Height:
6-3
Weight:
280
College:
USC
Hometown:
Tustin, CA
Experience:
6
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 87 164 106 58 12 0 7 1 0 26 -- 26
2014 ARI 2 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 ARI 16 11 9 2 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CLE 16 48 29 19 4 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CIN 16 44 32 12 4 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CIN 9 17 8 9 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CIN 12 13 7 6 1 -- 2 1 0 26 26 26
2008 CIN 11 24 15 9 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2007 CIN 5 7 6 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 CIN 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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2011 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Had 60 tackles, including 4.0 sacks (fifth on team) and led team in tackles-for-loss (11) ... Two passes defensed ... Supported effort for Bengals defense to finish season ranked seventh in NFL in fewest yards allowed per game (316.3), 10th in fewest rushing yards allowed (104.7), fourth in fewest yards allowed per offensive play (5.0), eighth in fewest yards per rushing play (3.9) and fifth in total sacks (45).

2011 GAME-BY-GAME: Had two tackles Sept. 11 at Cleveland, and helped hold Browns to 83 rushing yards on 26 attempts (3.2) … On Sept. 18 at Denver, had five tackles and two passes defensed (tied for team lead) … Led line with six tackles Sept. 25 vs. San Francisco, including a four-yard sack of Alex Smith and a three-yard tackle for loss of RB Frank Gore … Two tackles and a QB pressure Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo … Tied for line lead in tackles (seven) Oct. 9 at Jacksonville, with a nine-yard sack of Blaine Gabbert in third quarter and a seven-yard tackle-for-loss on Maurice Jones-Drew (shared with LB Thomas Howard) … One tackle Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis … Two tackles Oct. 30 at Seattle, including a nine-yard sack of Tarvaris Jackson … Two tackles, including one for a loss, Nov. 6 at Tennessee ... Had six tackles Nov. 13 vs. Pittsburgh, including a one-yard sack and two tackles-for-loss on rushing plays ... Tied for line lead with six tackles Nov. 20 at Baltimore, including two for-loss … Three tackles Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland, including a shared three-yard tackle-for-loss on RB Peyton Hillis that set up field position for Bengals game-winning drive … Five tackles Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh, including one for a loss … Had four tackles Dec. 11 vs. Houston, including one for a loss … Two tackles Dec. 18 at St. Louis, including one for a loss ... One tackle and one QB pressure Dec. 24 vs. Arizona ... Six tackles Jan. 1 vs. Baltimore, including one for a loss ... Two tackles in Wild Card playoff 1-7-12 at Houston.

Always a productive player when healthy, Rucker shed past injury problems in 2011 ... Played in every game (including preseason and postseason) and posted career highs in tackles and sacks while leading team in tackles-for-loss ... Started last 11 games and Wild Card playoff at RDE ... Ranked second on 2010 team in QB pressures (eight) through mid-November, when he was sidelined by a knee injury ... In addition to time at DE, has seen action as an inside rusher in nickel front.

2011 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Had 60 tackles, including 4.0 sacks (fifth on team) and led team in tackles-for-loss (11) ... Two passes defensed ... Supported effort for Bengals defense to finish season ranked seventh in NFL in fewest yards allowed per game (316.3), 10th in fewest rushing yards allowed (104.7), fourth in fewest yards allowed per offensive play (5.0), eighth in fewest yards per rushing play (3.9) and fifth in total sacks (45).

2011 GAME-BY-GAME: Had two tackles Sept. 11 at Cleveland, and helped hold Browns to 83 rushing yards on 26 attempts (3.2) … On Sept. 18 at Denver, had five tackles and two passes defensed (tied for team lead) … Led line with six tackles Sept. 25 vs. San Francisco, including a four-yard sack of Alex Smith and a three-yard tackle for loss of RB Frank Gore … Two tackles and a QB pressure Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo … Tied for line lead in tackles (seven) Oct. 9 at Jacksonville, with a nine-yard sack of Blaine Gabbert in third quarter and a seven-yard tackle-for-loss on Maurice Jones-Drew (shared with LB Thomas Howard) … One tackle Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis … Two tackles Oct. 30 at Seattle, including a nine-yard sack of Tarvaris Jackson … Two tackles, including one for a loss, Nov. 6 at Tennessee ... Had six tackles Nov. 13 vs. Pittsburgh, including a one-yard sack and two tackles-for-loss on rushing plays ... ... Tied for line lead with six tackles Nov. 20 at Baltimore, including two for-loss … Three tackles Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland, including a shared three-yard tackle-for-loss on RB Peyton Hillis that set up field position for Bengals game-winning drive … Five tackles Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh, including one for a loss … Had four tackles Dec. 11 vs. Houston, including one for a loss … Two tackles Dec. 18 at St. Louis, including one for a loss ... One tackle and one QB pressure Dec. 24 vs. Arizona ... Six tackles Jan. 1 vs. Baltimore, including one for a loss ... Two tackles in Wild Card playoff 1-7-12 at Houston.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010 - Played in D-line rotation in Games 1-9, with starts at RDE in Games 6-8 as replacement for Antwan Odom ... Finished his year with eight QB pressures, second on team at time of injury … His two tackles Sept. 26 at Carolina included an eight-yard sack of Jimmy Clausen, and he also had a pass defensed … On Oct. 10 vs. Tampa Bay, had four QB pressures and one tackle … Started at RDE on Oct. 24 at Atlanta and Oct. 31 vs. Miami and had four tackles in each game … Five tackles, including one for loss, and a QB pressure Nov. 8 vs. Pittsburgh.

2009 - Had 10-yard sack of Jay Cutler on Oct. 25 vs. Chicago, and he was credited by coaches for four total QB pressures, team high for one game in 2009 … Led line with four tackles Nov. 8 vs. Baltimore … Recorded three tackles in win Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh, and had key play early in third quarter when he intercepted deflected pass and returned it 26 yards to Pittsburgh 14, setting up FG that tied score 9-9 … On Nov. 29 vs. Cleveland, had two tackles while contributing to defensive yield of just 169 net yards, fewest allowed by Bengals defense since 1983 (154 at Pittsburgh on 12-4-83) … One tackle in Wild Card playoff 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets.

2008 - Made first NFL start Sept. 7 at Baltimore, and less than a minute into game, he forced a fumble by TE Todd Heap, Bengals recovering at Ravens 33 ... Had six total tackles at Baltimore, including two for losses ... Had seven tackles (one for-loss) Sept. 14 vs. Tennessee ... Four tackles Oct. 5 at Dallas, and set up FG drive by forcing Tony Romo fumble that Bengals recovered at Cowboys 44 ... Had four tackles Oct. 12 at N.Y. Jets, including a seven-yard sack on third down against Brett Favre, forcing a punt ... On Nov. 16 vs. Philadelphia, scooped a Donovan McNabb fumble and returned it six yards to Eagles 1 in first quarter, setting up a Bengals FG ... Also vs. Philadelphia, logged three tackles and two QB hurries ... Made one tackle before suffering hamstring injury Nov. 20 at Pittsburgh.

2007 - On Oct. 14 at Kansas City, his recovery of a Jeff Webb fumble at Bengals 48 set up a third-quarter FG drive ... On Nov. 11 at Baltimore, had four tackles, and forced a Willis McGahee fumble that Bengals recovered at Ravens 32, setting up fourth-quarter field goal ... On Dec. 30 at Miami, had four tackles, including two for losses.

2006 - Drafted by Bengals in third round (91st overall) ... Signed July 30 ... Initially suffered his shoulder injury in preseason opener, Aug. 13 vs. Washington ... Missed preseason games 2-3 before returning to action in preseason finale ... Had five tackles and two PDs in preseason ... Inactive for Games 1-3 of regular season ... Suffered re-aggravation of the shoulder injury on Sept. 13, first practice day prior to Game 2, and was placed Sept. 27 on Reserve/Injured list.

COLLEGE: Played three seasons (2003-05) at USC, aiding national championship seasons in '03 and '04, and helping Trojans to a third national title game in '05 ... Played 39 games with 30 starts, totaling 111 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 25.5 tackles-for-loss, two interceptions, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries ... First-team All-Pac 10 in 2005 ... Began his career at Colorado State in 2001, but did not play as a redshirt that season and sat out '02 while transferring to USC.

PERSONAL: Hometown is Tustin, Calif. … Attended Tustin High School, where he played RB and LB and was named All-Golden West League MVP as a senior in 2000 … Sociology major at USC ... Bengals.com feature (1/28/08): Friend for life.

 

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