NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With the Denver Broncos’ 26-16 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday, former Tennessee State defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will represent TSU in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Rodgers-Cromartie will be the third Tiger in the last four years to play in the NFL Championship Game joining former teammates Anthony Levine who was on the Green Bay Packers’ roster in 2011 and the Baltimore Ravens’ in 2013 and Lamar Divens whose San Francisco 49'ers fell to the Ravens last year.
This season, Rodgers-Cromartie has recorded 31 tackles (25 solo) and intercepted three passes, leading Denver to a 15-3 record (including the playoffs).
Rodgers-Cromartie was apart of the Arizona Cardinals in 2009 when they played in Super Bowl XLIII.
Rodgers-Cromartie is in his sixth year as a professional and has amassed 246 stops (222 solo), 19 interceptions and five touchdowns while playing for three different teams. This is Rodgers-Cromartie’s first season with the Broncos.
While at TSU, opposing quarterbacks completed just 55 of 161 passes (34.16%) thrown in Rodgers-Cromartie's immediate area. He intercepted 11 of those throws, deflected 25 and held the opposition to 3.54 yards per pass attempt.
In addition to his stellar football career, Rodgers-Cromartie was also a standout performer for the TSU track team. He qualified for the NCAA Mid-East Regionals in 2007 after he captured the Ohio Valley Conference long jump title (25' 0.75").
During the OVC Indoor Track Championships, Rodgers-Cromartie was named the top male athlete with a sensational performance. He won the 60-meter dash (6.89), long jump (25' 0.75") and high jump (6' 9.5") and finished second in the triple-jump (48' 8").
Rodgers-Cromartie is one of 20 Tigers who have reached the Super Bowl.
Rodgers-Cromartie and the rest of the Denver Broncos will meet the NFC Champion in New York on Feb. 2.