Tuesday, January 28, 2014
ATHENS---------- Former Tennessee Titans defensive line coach
Tracy Rocker has been named defensive line coach at the University of Georgia according to an announcement Tuesday by UGA head coach Mark Richt.
Rocker is a former Auburn All-America defensive lineman, 1988
Outland and Lombardi Award winner, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
"Tracy certainly has a name familiar to all who follow SEC football," Richt said. "He was one of the greatest defensive players in SEC history and has become one of the country¹s outstanding defensive line coaches. He¹s been at several very successful programs as a player and coach and we're fortunate to have him joining our football staff."
Rocker coached three years with the Titans (2011, ¹12, ¹13). In
2012, 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 2013, the Titans finished 11th in the NFL in passing yards per game (225.8 - 6th in AFC) and 14th (out of 32) in yards per game (337.9 - 8th in AFC)
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.