Frostee Rucker is a ten-year NFL veteran defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals. He began his career with the Cincinnati Bengals after being drafted in the third round of the 2006 NFL draft. Originally from Tustin, CA, Frostee played collegiately at the University of Southern California and was part of the 2003 and 2004 USC Trojans National Championship teams. His prowess on the football field earned him first team All-Pac-10 honors in 2005.
Frostee was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round (91st overall) of the 2006 NFL draft. Frostee’s breakout season with the Bengals came in 2008 when he finished with 24 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and a pass defended. His presence in the trenches solidified the Bengals’ defense and in 2009, Cincinnati took home the AFC North title. In 2011, Frostee led all defensive ends in stops per snap.
After a year with the Cleveland Browns, Rucker was signed to the Arizona Cardinals in 2013. His experience and fierce competitive nature made an immediate contribution on the Cardinals’ defense. His engaging personality with fans and media has made him a fan favorite with the Birdgang, as happy to take time for a selfie with a fan as he is to throw an opposing quarterback into the ground.
Off the field, Frostee is focused on educating youth on health and wellness. He is the Arizona Cardinals’ representative on Team Tackle with the American Diabetes Association. His social media handle “@TheOrganicFrost” represents his commitment to living naturally and promoting healthy lifestyles. In the fall, Frostee will work hand-in-hand with inner city schools to build gardens in elementary schools in the Valley of the Sun.