Saffold_Rodger

Rodger Saffold

Guard

#76

Experience: 10 years

Height: 6-5

Age: 31

Weight: 323 lbs

College: Indiana

Biography

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Rams in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft (4/23/10).

PRO: Ninth-year pro has played in 98 career games with 95 starts and one postseason start...versatile lineman has started at right
tackle, left tackle, left guard and right guard.

2017 SEASON: Started 15 games at left guard plus one playoff
start...played a key role on the top-ranked scoring team in the
league...all five offensive linemen started 16 games, including
the postseason...at Dallas (10/1): Played all 69 offensive snaps
and paved the way for 168 total rushing yards...vs. Seattle (10/8):
Played all 74 offensive snaps and gave QB Jared Goff time to
throw for 288 yards...vs. Arizona (10/22): Played all 80 offensive
snaps...opened running lanes for RB Todd Gurley II who notched
his fourth 100-plus yard rushing game of the season...vs. Houston
(11/12): Allowed QB Jared Goff to have time in the pocket to throw
for a career-high 355 yards...at Seattle (12/17): Was a part of
an offensive line that paved the way for RB Todd Gurley II to
become the first player in Rams history to rush for at least two
touchdowns at CenturyLink field...at Tennessee (12/24): Helped
protect QB Jared Goff who recorded 301 passing yards and four
touchdowns...Wild Card vs. Atlanta (1/6/18): Made first-career
postseason start at left guard...helped give QB Jared Goff time to
throw for 259 yards and one touchdown.

2016 SEASON: Started 15 games at various positions along the
line including left guard, left tackle, and right tackle...vs. Seattle
(9/18): Started at left guard and played on all 62 offensive snaps...
at Tampa Bay (9/25): Started at left guard and played all 65
offensive snaps...opened up a running lane for RB Todd Gurley
to rush for two touchdowns...at New York Jets (11/13): Started at
left guard and helped block for an offense that garnered 125 yards
on the ground...at New Orleans (11/27): Started at left tackle
for the first time since at Seattle (12/30/12)...left the game in the
second quarter and did not return...

2015 SEASON: Started in five games before going on reserve/
injured (10/15)...at Arizona (10/4): Part of an offensive line that
helped produce 164 rushing yards..

2014 SEASON: Started 16 games...saw action at both tackle and
guard positions... at Tampa Bay (9/14): Started at left guard...
part of an offensive line that helped produce 20 first downs...vs.
Dallas (9/21): Started at left guard...helped block for an offense
that produced 448 total yards...vs. Seattle (10/19): Started at right
guard...part of an offensive line that blocked for three offensive
touchdowns...vs. Denver (11/16): Started at left guard...helped
block for the offense to register a 100-yard rusher and 100-yard
receiver...vs. Oakland (11/30): Started at left guard...part of
an offensive line that helped the offense score 38 points in the
first half, which is tied for second-most in franchise history...at
Washington (12/7): Started at left guard...part of an offensive line
that helped protect QB Shaun Hill to throw two touchdowns and
register a 133.3 quarterback rating...

2013 SEASON: Played in 12 games with nine starts...started
three games at right tackle, five at right guard and one at left
tackle...vs. Arizona (9/8): Started at right tackle...part of an
offensive line that helped block for QB Sam Bradford allowing him
to throw for 299 yards and two touchdowns...vs. Seattle (10/28):
Saw action on offense...part of an offensive line that helped block
for RB Zac Stacy to rush for 134 yards...vs. Tennessee (11/3):
Saw action at right tackle...helped block for RB Zac Stacy rush for
his second consecutive 100-yard game...at Indianapolis (11/10):
Marked his first career start at right guard...helped block for the
Rams’ backs to run for 140 yards, the team’s third straight 100
yard rushing game...vs. Chicago (11/24): Started at right guard...
part of an offensive line that helped block for the Rams rushing
corps to run for 258 yards, the team’s highest single game total
this season...vs. New Orleans (12/15): Started at right guard...
part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack...vs. Tampa Bay
(12/22): Started at right guard...moved to left tackle for Jake Long
who left in the first quarter with an injury...helped block for two
rushing touchdowns.

2012 SEASON: Started 10 games at left tackle, including the
final eight of the season...helped RB Steven Jackson reach 1,000
yards for the eighth-straight season...at San Francisco (11/11):
Started at left tackle..helped the Rams put up 458 total yards on
offense...at Arizona (11/25): Started at left tackle...helped RB
Steven Jackson notch 139 yards on the ground...vs. Minnesota
(12/16): Started at left tackle...part of an offensive line that helped
RB Steven Jackson eclipse 10,000 rushing yards...at Tampa
Bay (12/23): Started at left tackle...part of an offensive line that
allowed QB Sam Bradford time to throw an 80-yard touchdown
to TE Lance Kendricks, the longest pass of Bradford’s career...at
Seattle (12/30): Started at left tackle...part of an offensive line that
allowed zero sacks on QB Sam Bradford.

2011 SEASON: Started all nine games he played...started at left
tackle Weeks 1-10.

2010 SEASON: Named All-Rookie by Pro Football Weekly and
the Pro Football Writers of America…finished the season as the
only NFL rookie to start all of his team’s games at left tackle this
season…allowed only three sacks in 590 pass attempts according
to Statspass.com…part of an offensive line that helped RB Steven
Jackson surpass the 1,000-yard mark for a sixth consecutive
season.

COLLEGE: Started 41-of-42 games at Indiana…while in the
starting lineup the Hoosiers rushed over 100 yards in 29 games…
in last two years, registered 171 knockdowns and 20 touchdownresulting
blocks…Indiana scored 29 times on the ground when in
lineup.

PERSONAL: Two-way lineman at Bedford (Ohio) High School…
rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com…earned first team All-
Lake Erie League, All-District and honorable mention All-State
honors as a senior…played in 2006 Ohio North-South All-
Star game…father played football at the University of Iowa…
public affairs management major...born Rodger P. Saffold III...
participated in several community events, including Make-A-Wish
Celebrity Server Dinner, Taste of the NFL, Urban League Turkey
Distribution, Financial Football Show-Me Showdown at UMSL and
the All-Community Team Ticket program - Spirit of 76.

2018 SEASON

  • G
    16
  • GS
    16

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Recent Games

WK OPP RESULT G GS
17 49ers W 48 - 32 1 1
16 @Cardinals W 31 - 9 1 1
15 Eagles L 23 - 30 1 1
14 @Bears L 6 - 15 1 1
13 @Lions W 30 - 16 1 1
11 Chiefs W 54 - 51 1 1
10 Seahawks W 36 - 31 1 1
9 @Saints L 35 - 45 1 1
8 Packers W 29 - 27 1 1
7 @49ers W 39 - 10 1 1
6 @Broncos W 23 - 20 1 1
5 @Seahawks W 33 - 31 1 1
4 Vikings W 38 - 31 1 1
3 Chargers W 35 - 23 1 1
2 Cardinals W 34 - 0 1 1
1 @Raiders W 33 - 13 1 1

Career Stats

OffensiveLine Career

SEASON TEAM G GS
2010 St. Louis Rams 16 16
2011 St. Louis Rams 9 9
2012 St. Louis Rams 10 10
2013 St. Louis Rams 12 9
2014 St. Louis Rams 16 16
2015 St. Louis Rams 5 5
2016 Los Angeles Rams 15 15
2017 Los Angeles Rams 15 15
2018 Los Angeles Rams 16 16
TOTAL 114 111

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