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 areas 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