Tracy Rocker Biography
Tracy Quinton Rocker is a well-known retired American football player and coach who is presently working in the National Football League (NFL) as the defensive line coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. Rocker was a college football player for the Auburn Tigers and from 1989 to 1990 he professionally played for the Washington Redskins in the NFL. In 2004 Tracy was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Tracy Rocker Age
Tracy Rocker was born on April 9, 1966, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, and presently he is 57 years old.
Tracy Rocker Height
Rocker stands at an average stature of 6 feet 3 inches (Approximately 1.9 m)
Tracy Rocker Family
He was born and nurtured by his supportive and protective parents in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Tracy was brought up together with his amazing brother David Rocker who went to Auburn and played professional football.
Tracy Rocker Wife
Tracy is happily wedded to his gorgeous wife Lu Rocker. Tracy and his wife Lu are blessed with an outstanding son, Kumar Rocker who is a baseball pitcher drafted by the Texas Rangers.
Tracy Rocker Education
He schooled at Fulton High School based in Atlanta where he played high school football under Coach Willie Hunter. Afterward, Walter F George High School joined with Fulton High School to become South Atlanta High School.
Tracy Rocker Salary
Tracy receives an annual salary of $525,000.
Tracy Rocker’s Net Worth
Rocker has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million US dollars.
Tracy Rocker Career
Tracy won both the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award in 1988 and he became the first SEC player to do so. Tracy played for Auburn University as a defensive tackle. The National Football Foundation inducted Tracy into the College Football Hall of Fame in New York City in December 2004 and in the summer of 2005 he was inducted into Alabama’s state Sports Hall of Fame.
During his senior season, he was named SEC Player of the Year. Tracy completed his career with 354 tackles, including 21 quarterback sacks and 48 tackles for loss. Auburn won a pair of league titles during his time, and in 1993 he was voted to the school’s Team of the Century. Tracy was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
The Washington Redskins drafted Tracy in the third round of the 1989 NFL Draft. In 1990 Tracy was drafted to the NFL All-Rookie team. Tracy concluded his playing career with a one-year time in the World League of American Football with the Orlando Thunder after playing with the Redskins only two seasons in the NFL.
Tracy went back to Auburn to finish his undergraduate degree in 1992 and the same year he started his coaching career with the Auburn High School Tigers. From 1994 to 1996 Tracy worked at West Alabama as a defensive line coach after working as defensive coordinator for two seasons at the school.
He worked in Troy, Alabama at Troy State University as the defensive line coach for five seasons before his time at Cincinnati. While at TSU, three of Tracy’s players received Division I-AA All-America honors, including Al Lucas, who as the top defensive player in Division I-AA acquired the 1999 Buck Buchanan Award. A total of 13 TSU players collected all-conference awards under Tracy, while five players went on to sign NFL contracts, including Marcus Spriggs, who was selected in 1999 by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round.
After one year at Cincinnati where he assisted the Bearcats win a share of the 2002 Conference USA (C-USA) title, Tracy joined Houston Nutt’s staff at Arkansas. Tracy worked as the defensive line coach of the Razorbacks for five years. In the SEC Tracy’s 2006 line ranked fourth and thirty-third in the country in rushing defense, holding opponents to 114.57 yards per game. In the SEC Arkansas also ranked first and twenty-first nationally in tackles for loss with 6.93. Tracy joined his Rebels staff when Houston Nutt went to Ole Miss before the 2008 season.
In January 2009, Tracy left Ole Miss to work at his alma mater, Auburn University as the defensive line coach. In February 2011 Tracy was employed to serve for the Tennessee Titans as the defensive line coach. Tracy’s only former NFL experience as a coach was as a participant in the NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Program, serving in 2001 with the Indianapolis Colts and in 2006 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Titans let go of Tracy in January 2014 and was employed to work for the Georgia Bulldogs as the defensive line coach. Tracy was elevated to serve as an associate head coach on January 12, 2015. Tracy was sacked as the Georgia Bulldogs defensive line coach on February 7, 2017. Tracy was disclosed to have committed a minor recruiting violation while at Georgia although the violation was not having a connection to his sacking. Tracy was employed by the University of Tennessee where he worked as the defensive line coach for two years. Rocker was employed by the University of South Carolina as a defensive line coach in February 2020.
The Auburn Tigers bought out his contract after the conclusion of the 2020 football season and he joined retired Gamecock assistant Mike Bobo at Auburn. Tracy went back to the NFL to work for the Philadelphia Eagles as the defensive line coach after a week at Auburn in 2021.
UA’s 2003 defensive line assisted the Hogs in complete fifth in the SEC in total defense, in his first season with the Razorbacks allowing 344.0 yards per game. Tracy coached first-team All-SEC end Jeb Huckeba in 2004, who produced 6.5 sacks, 56 tackles, and 13 tackles for loss. Jeb was drafted in the fifth round of the NFL Draft. In the SEC Rocker’s 2005 unit tied for second with 29 sacks and was fourth in rushing defense behind Jackson, who after completing fourth on the team with 74 tackles acquired second-team All-SEC honors.
Under Rocker’s guidance, in 2006 in the SEC Jamaal Anderson was the premier pass rusher with 14 sacks for 20.5 tackles and 100 yards for loss. Anderson also notched a team-best 26 quarterback hurries and 65 tackles. In the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft Anderson was drafted as the eighth pick, while Keith Jackson his fellow Razorback defensive lineman was selected in the seventh round.
In 2010, Rocker coached AP second-team All-SEC defensive lineman Antoine Carter and also AP SEC defensive player of the year, 2010 Lombardi Award winner, and AP All-American defensive lineman Nick Fairley. Fairley was second in the SEC with 10.5 sacks and led the SEC with 21 tackles for loss. Tracy was among the Auburn staff who won the 2011 BCS National Championship Game.