Rodney Rideau
Rodney  Rideau

RS Senior

Port Arthur, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230

Inside Linebacker



2007 Game-by-Game

2006: Missed the Tulane and Grambling State games with a shoulder injury before returning to the lineup against Oklahoma State... finished with five tackles, including four solo, at Miami (Fla.)... added one tackle for a 2-yard loss against the Hurricanes... posted eight tackles, including four solo, at Southern Miss... led all Cougars with eight tackles against UTEP... finished with five tackles against UCF... posted five tackles, including one for a 1-yard loss, with a pair of pass breakups against Tulsa... recorded eight tackles, including four solo, at SMU to help the Cougars clinch the C-USA West Division... made five tackles at Memphis to help the Cougars clinch home-field advantage for the C-USA Championship game... posted seven tackles, including one for a loss of two yards, and forced a fumble against Southern Miss during the C-USA Championship Game... finished with five tackles against South Carolina during the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

2005: Competed in all 12 games on defense and as a member of special teams... made three solo tackles against Oregon in the season opener during his first game as a Cougar... led all Cougars with five solo tackles and finished with seven total against Sam Houston State in the Robertson Stadium opener... recorded six tackles with three solo stops at UTEP during the C-USA opener... posted nine tackles, including seven solo stops, at C-USA rival UCF... Finished with six tackles, including two solo stops, against Southern Miss... finished with six tackles against Rice during the regular-season opener... registered five tackles against Kansas in the Fort Worth Bowl.

2004: Redshirted the season.

High School: Selected Honorable Mention, 5A All-State by the Associated Press ... named to the Port Arthur News Super Team ... a two-time selection to the First-Team, All-District squad as a linebacker ... also selected to the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Team... earned Academic All-District honors as a junior... was selected First-Team, Academic All-District.

Personal: Born February 2, 1986, in Port Arthur, Texas... son of D'Juana T. Johnson of Port Arthur... also recruited by SMU, Texas A&M and Baylor... majoring in sociology.

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