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Rocky Boiman
No. 50
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1980-01-24) January 24, 1980 (age 38)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Cincinnati (OH) St. Xavier
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 4 / Pick: 133
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Tackles: 253
Sacks: 1.5
Interceptions: 5
Player stats at

Rocky Michael Boiman (born January 24, 1980) is an American football color commentator who formerly played linebacker in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame.

Boiman was also a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Colts in Super Bowl XLI against the Chicago Bears.

Early years[edit]

Boiman graduated in 1998 from St. Xavier High School in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.[1]

During his stay at Notre Dame, he played all four years and was a starting linebacker his junior and senior years. He was a fan favorite for his intensity and tackling ability. During his senior year, he was a team captain under coach Bob Davie.

Professional career[edit]

Tennessee Titans (first stint)[edit]

Boiman was selected in the fourth round (133rd overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans, for whom he played linebacker. He started out as a leader on special teams in his first couple years, setting the Oilers/Titans franchise record in special teams tackles with 28. He earned the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. His role increased as a linebacker during his second and third seasons with the Titans and he earned one AFC Defensive Player of The Week award. His most productive season with the Titans was in 2003, when he played in all 16 games (starting two) with 55 tackles, 18 assists, two interceptions, 1.5 sacks, one touchdown and one safety.[2] In 2005, he registered 15 special teams tackles.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On March 20, 2006, he was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys, to improve the depth at linebacker and on special teams.[3] During training camp he suffered a compound fracture of his right thumb, but only missed 10 days. He was released on September 2.[4]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

The Indianapolis Colts signed him on September 4, 2006. For the Colts, he played in every game that season, totaling 16 tackles, five assists and one interception. In the postseason, he earned a Super Bowl ring as the Colts defeated the Chicago Bears 29-17 in Super Bowl XLI held February 4, 2007.

Boiman re-signed with the Colts with a one-year contract in April 2007. He played in every game in 2007, including seven starts. He totaled 34 tackles, 21 assists and two interceptions.[2]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On March 24, 2008, he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent.[5] He was cut on August 31.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Boiman was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on October 15, 2008. He played in 11 games for the Chiefs, starting nine with 51 tackles and 17 assists.[2][6]

Tennessee Titans (second stint)[edit]

On August 11, 2009, he was signed by the Tennessee Titans as a free agent. He was cut on September 5.[7]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Boiman was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 24, 2009. He played in six games and totaled four assists and no tackles.[2]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On August 30, 2010, he was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Lions. He was released on September 5.[8]

NFL statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Force Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
2002 TEN 16 13 11 2 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 TEN 16 45 28 17 1.5 0 0 0 2 70 35 60 1 2
2004 TEN 7 19 8 11 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 TEN 15 28 17 11 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 IND 16 21 16 5 0.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
2007 IND 16 55 34 21 0.0 0 1 0 2 28 14 26 0 4
2008 KC 11 73 56 17 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
2009 PIT 6 3 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 103 257 170 87 1.5 3 1 0 5 98 20 60 1 12


Personal life[edit]

Boiman now works for Westwood One as a color analyst for college football games and as a sideline reporter for NFL games. He also works as a color analyst for ESPN[10] and BBC television and radio.

In the summer of 2011 it was announced that he would be an analyst for the Sky Sports network in the United Kingdom. He was joined by Nick Ferguson and two other English analysts.[11]

In the fall of 2011, he was appointed a trustee of Green Township, located on the west side of Cincinnati in Hamilton County, replacing a member who had stepped down to take another position in Hamilton County.[12] He is currently a full time radio personality, co-hosting the 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. show with Eddie Fingers on 700 WLW.


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