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Tracy Rocker

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Tracy Rocker is in his third season as the defensive line coach for the Titans.

Last year, the Titans ranked 10th in the NFL in sacks (39). Additionally DE Derrick Morgan turned in the best season of his career, registering 6.5 sacks, 19 quarterback pressures, five tackles for loss, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

In his first season with the Titans, Rocker led a young group of players that saw two rookies emerge as playmakers on the interior. Rookie DT Karl Klug led all NFL rookie defensive tackles with seven sacks, a total that led the Titans and also ranked fourth among all NFL defensive tackles. Fellow rookie DT Jurrell Casey started 15 games and led all Titans defensive linemen in tackles with 74 and also tallied 2.5 sacks, nine quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Tracy Rocker is in his third season as the defensive line coach for the Titans.

Last year, the Titans ranked 10th in the NFL in sacks (39). Additionally DE Derrick Morgan turned in the best season of his career, registering 6.5 sacks, 19 quarterback pressures, five tackles for loss, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

In his first season with the Titans, Rocker led a young group of players that saw two rookies emerge as playmakers on the interior. Rookie DT Karl Klug led all NFL rookie defensive tackles with seven sacks, a total that led the Titans and also ranked fourth among all NFL defensive tackles. Fellow rookie DT Jurrell Casey started 15 games and led all Titans defensive linemen in tackles with 74 and also tallied 2.5 sacks, nine quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

A 17-year veteran of college coaching, Rocker spent time with five programs and helped a number of players reach All-American honors. He brings a combination of success as a player and coach to the Titans defensive staff. As a player, Rocker earned induction into the College Football Hall of Fame after a spectacular college career at Auburn.
Rocker joined the Titans after spending two seasons (2009-10) at Auburn as the defensive line coach. As a coach, he helped develop Nick Fairley into the Lombardi Award winner (given to the NCAA’s best defensive lineman or linebacker) and an AP All-American as a part of Auburn’s 2010 national title winning team. In 2009, he coached Antonio Coleman, who led the SEC in tackles for loss (16.5) and sacks (10.0) and was twice named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week.

Before his two-year stint at Auburn, Rocker spent one year at Ole Miss (2008) and mentored Greg Hardy (8.5 sacks) and Peria Jerry. The Rebels finished the 14th in the final polls and ranked 19th nationally in total defense. The defense led the SEC and finished fourth in the country with 39 sacks.

Rocker worked five seasons (2003-07) at Arkansas and saw Jamaal Anderson earn a first-round selection in the 2007 NFL Draft after a 14-sack season as a senior. The 2005 Razorback unit ranked second in the SEC in sacks with 29 and was fourth in rushing defense.

Rocker spent one season with the University of Cincinnati in 2002 and helped them capture the Conference USA title. In 1997, he took over the defensive line at Troy, where he would spend five seasons. In his time working with the Trojans, DeMarcus Ware and Osi Umenyiora were under his coaching and Al Lucas earned the 1999 Buck Buchanan Award as the top defensive player in I-AA. Rocker broke into the college coaching ranks at West Alabama from 1994-96 as the defensive line coach. He began his coaching career as the defensive coordinator at Auburn (Ala.) High School for one season.

As a player, Rocker was a two-time All American at Auburn and the 1988 Outland (best offensive or defensive lineman) and Lombardi Trophy winner. He was the first SEC player to earn both awards. He was named SEC Player of the Year during his senior season (1988) and was a two-time All-America selection. Rocker was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

He was a third-round pick by the Washington Redskins in the 1989 NFL Draft and played two seasons before suffering a knee injury. He concluded his career by playing one year for the Orlando Thunder of the World Football League. As a coach, Rocker spent two summers working with NFL teams (Indianapolis, 2001; Tampa Bay, 2006) as a part of the NFL’s Minority Internship Program.

A native of Atlanta, Ga., Rocker and his wife Lalitha have a son, Kumar.

Tracy Rocker Coaching Ledger:
2011-13: Defensive Line, Tennessee Titans
2009-10: Defensive Line, Auburn
2008: Defensive Line, Mississippi
2003-07: Defensive Line, Arkansas
2002: Defensive Line, University of Cincinnati
1997-2001: Defensive Line, Troy State
1994-96: Defensive Line, West Alabama

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