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PRO: The Titans signed Rodger Saffold III early in the 2019 free agency period to bring veteran leadership and experience to the interior of the offensive front. The 6-foot-5-inch, 325-pounder was originally selected by the St. Louis Rams in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. The Indiana University product is a versatile player, having started contests at both guard and both tackle spots in his NFL career.
• In 2019, Saffold started all 16 games and all three postseason contests at left guard for the second consecutive season and in his first season with the Titans. Helped open holes for Derrick Henry to lead the NFL with 1,540 rushing yards in 2019.
• In 2018, Saffold started all 16 games for the Rams and all three postseason contests on L.A.'s march to Super Bowl LIII. He helped open holes for Todd Gurley II to gain 1,251 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground.
• In 2017, Saffold started 15 games at left guard and blocked for Todd Gurley's 1,305-yard rushing campaign that included 13 rushing scores.
• In 2010, Saffold was named All-Rookie by Pro Football Weekly and the Pro Football Writers of America after finishing the season as the only NFL rookie to start all of his team's games at left tackle.
• Saffold is the owner of competitive "Call of Duty" and "Fortnite" teams called Rise Nation. He invested in the video game industry in April 2014.
• His father, Rodger II, played football at the University of Iowa in the mid-1970s.
• Rodger and his wife Asia grew up on the same street as eight-year olds in Ohio. The childhood friend's romance didn't begin until quite awhile later when the two re-connected on Facebook during Saffold's second-year with the Rams.
• A native of Bedford, Ohio, Saffold was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
• Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 15, 2019.
• Started 41 of 42 games at Indiana. Never left the starting lineup after sliding in at left tackle midway through his true freshman campaign. While in the starting lineup the Hoosiers rushed over 100 yards in 29 games. In his last two seasons, registered 171 knockdowns and 20 touchdown-resulting blocks.
• As a senior (2009), named a team captain and started all 12 games at left tackle. Selected second team All-Big Ten by the conference coaches and named honorable mention by the league's media. Anchored an offensive line that allowed just 16 sacks on the season, a total that ranked second in the Big Ten and shared 28th nationally. The front five surrendered one sack per 27.5 pass attempts, which ranked second in the Big Ten. Saffold allowed just one sack on the year. Hoosiers rushed for over 180 yards on four occasions, including 197 yards at No. 23 Michigan and 196 yards against Purdue.
• As a junior (2008), started 10 games at left tackle. Battled a back injury the entire season and missed two games with a knee injury. The Hoosiers broke the 2,000-yard rushing mark (2,003) for the second straight year, the first time since 2000 and 2001 an Indiana team produced back-to-back 2,000-yard rushing seasons. Indiana averaged 4.5 yards per carry and posted 19 rushing scores, its best numbers since 2001. The team rushed for over 250 yards four times with a season-best 297 yards in the season-opening win over Western Kentucky.
• As a sophomore (2007), started all 13 games at left tackle. Helped the Hoosiers average 157.4 yards per game on the ground and 393.8 yards of total offense, the highest averages in each category since 2001. The Hoosiers also set a new school record with 412 points and finished second in school history averaging 31.7 points per game. A key component of an Indiana rushing attack that went over 100 yards nine times and over 200 yards five times.
• As a freshman (2006), played in seven games starting six times. Started at left tackle for six straight contests, beginning with the Hoosiers' game against Wisconsin. In those six starts, the Hoosier running game topped 100 yards five times and averaged 138.5 per contest.
• Graduated in May 2010 with a public affairs management degree from Indiana.
• Was a two-way lineman at Bedford (Ohio) High School and was rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com.
• As a senior, earned first team All-Lake Erie League, All-District and honorable mention All-State honors after recording 18 tackles as a defensive end and notching a 94-percent blocking efficiency on the offensive front. Also played in 2006 Ohio North-South All-Star game.
• Follow Saffold on Twitter at @Rodger_Saffold.
• Follow Saffold on Instagram at @rsaff76.
• Born Rodger P. Saffold III on June 6, 1988 in Bedford, Ohio.
Rodger Saffold: We're Constantly Working on Technique
Titans guard Rodger Saffold speaks with reporters during a virtual press conference on Wednesday from Saint Thomas Sports Park.
Rodger Saffold: Confidence is Going to Carry You Through
Titans guard Rodger Saffold speaks with reporters prior to Friday's training camp practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
Rodger Saffold: We Constantly Want to Get Better, Be Consistent
Titans guard Rodger Saffold speaks with reporters during a virtual press conference on Friday.
Rodger Saffold Looking Forward to Getting Back to Work with Teammates
Titans guard Rodger Saffold speaks with reporters during a virtual press conference on Thursday.
Pro Football Focus' 90 Club: Highest-Graded Players | Week 13
Pro Football Focus reveals its list of players who achieved a game grade of 90 and above during Week 13 of the 2019 NFL season.
Reacting to 'Best of Mic'd Up' w/ Rodger Saffold & Kevin Byard | Player Takeover
Rodger Saffold and Kevin Byard critique the team's 'Best of Mic'd Up' segments from 2019 during Payer Takeover Week.
Titans G Rodger Saffold: We Need to Play More Together as a Team
Titans guard Rodger Saffold speaks with reporters Monday at Saint Thomas Sports Park. The Titans play the Denver Broncos on Sunday at Empower Field at Mile High.
Behind the Flame: Titans Guard Rodger Saffold
Get to know Titans guard Rodger Saffold in this week's edition of 'Behind the Flame.'
Titans G Rodger Saffold: We're Taking the Blame Collectively as an Offense
Titans guard Rodger Saffold addresses reporters prior to Monday's practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
G Rodger Saffold: We Have to Stop Shooting Ourselves in the Foot
Titans guard Rodger Saffold speaks with reporters following the team's 20-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football.
G Rodger Saffold: This is a Tough One to Swallow
Titans guard Roger Saffold addresses reporters following Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium.
G Rodger Saffold: Our Confidence Continued to Grow
Titans guard Rodger Saffold speaks with reporters following Sunday's 43-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns.
Rodger Saffold: It's Going to be a Great Challenge
Guard Rodger Saffold speaks with reporters prior to Thursday's practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
Titans Ink: G Rodger Saffold
Titans guard Rodger Saffold explains the meaning behind his tattoos in this week's edition of 'Titans Ink.'
Titans Guard Rodger Saffold Treasures Lessons, Support and Love from His Late Father
Rodger Saffold III, an 11-year NFL veteran who is set to begin his second season with the Titans, lost his father at the end of August. Funeral services for Rodger Saffold II were on Wednesday, September 2. Rodger Saffold II talked to his father before every game for the last 20 years.
Titans Veteran Lineman Rodger Saffold Hungry for Super Bowl Ring After Two Close Calls
Heading into his 11th NFL season, Saffold is as hungry as ever after playing in a Super Bowl and an AFC Championship Game in back-to-back seasons. Saffold started all 19 games at left guard in 2019, including the three playoff contests.
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