Photo: Chicago Rookie Evan Rodriguez First Game
Rookie Evan Rodriguez has made a great first impression with the Chicago Bears.
The Bears fourth round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft started in his first professional game at H-back in Chicago’s 41-21 win over Indianapolis.
Rodriguez, who is naturally at tight end, played in a position where he was a lead blocker for Bears running backs. Rodriguez did well creating holes and clearing space for running backs Matt Forte and Michael Bush. Forte rushed for 80 yards and Bush added 42 yards.
Rodriguez was born in Bronx, New York and played high school football in North Bergen, New Jersey. He started his college career at West Virginia, but left the program when he was accused of felony assault.
Rodriguez transferred to Temple and played three seasons with the Owls. He was Temple’s leading receiver last season with 35 receptions for 479 yards and two touchdowns.
He was the only Latino drafted in this year’s NFL Draft.
Rodriguez hopes to build on a good start and be a factor in the Bears new and improved offense.
Written by HS News Sports Writer: Nate Jacobson