NFL Draft: Selected in the seventh round by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Fresno State: Emerged as one of the team's most valuable defensive players in 2001 ? always around the ball on defense ? moves from one side of the field to the other very quickly ? plays with a lot of tenacity ? teammates call him one of the biggest hitters on the team. (2001) Played and started in all 14 games ? a second-team All-WAC selection ? led the Bulldogs in tackles with 101 ? had 64 solo tackles, three tackles for loss and one sack ? broke up six passes and had three quarterback hurries ? with the linebacker position one of the major question marks heading into the season, he broke out with a 14-tackle performance in the season opening win against Colorado ? had 12 tackles against Colorado State and 11 against Nevada ? was one of Fresno State's most consistent performers defensively. (2000) Played in 10 games ? had 16 tackles, including three for loss and one sack ? was one of the most valuable members of the special teams ? always seemed to be one of the first people downfield on kickoff coverage. (1999) Played in 10 games and had 22 tackles ? played primarily on special teams ? had three tackles for loss and one quarterback sack ? recovered one fumble. (1998) Redshirted. (1997) Sat out while fulfilling academic requirements.
High School: A 1997 graduate of Redwood High School (Visalia, Calif.) ... earned first-team Fresno Bee All-Star honors as a senior in 1996 ... also named all-area (Tulare/Kings County) and the area?s defensive player of the year ... was a first-team All-West Yosemite League choice ... totaled 146 tackles (49 solos, 97 assists), one sack and one fumble recovery ... helped his team to an 11-2-1 record and a Valley championship as a senior ... was a second-team All-WYL choice as a junior in 1995 ... was called up to the varsity his sophomore season of 1994 and was a part-time starter.
Personal: Born Aug. 30, 1978, in Puerto Rico ... son of Tomas Rodriguez and Suzette Graulau ... has two brothers.
STATISTICS Year G-GS Solo Asst Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds 1997 Sat out while fulfilling NCAA eligibility requirements 1998 Redshirted 1999 9-0 13 9 22 3-11 1-5 2000 10-0 8 8 16 3-16 1-6 2001 14-14 64 37 101 3-9 1-5 Totals 33-14 85 54 139 9-35 3-16