Tracy Rocker

Defensive Line Coach


A 31-year coaching veteran, Tracy Rocker enters his second season as the Philadelphia Eagles' defensive line coach.

Widely respected among his peers, Rocker is considered one of the greatest college defensive linemen ever and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004. A two-time All-American defensive tackle at Auburn, he won the Lombardi Award (nation's top college football player) and Outland Trophy (nation's top interior lineman) in 1988, becoming the first player in SEC history to earn both honors. During his collegiate coaching career, Rocker mentored numerous NFL Draft picks, including six All-Americans and two national award winners. He was a member of four conference championship programs as well as Auburn's national title team in 2010.

In his first year with the Eagles, Rocker assisted a defense that allowed the ninth-fewest rushing yards per game (107.9) and 10th-fewest total yards per game (328.8) in the league. Defensive tackle Javon Hargrave was named to his first career Pro Bowl after leading the team with career highs in pressures (58), quarterback hits (18), tackles for loss (nine) and sacks (7.5, tied). Additionally, defensive end Josh Sweat made his first Pro Bowl appearance after tying Hargrave for the most sacks (career-high 7.5) on the team.

Prior to joining Philadelphia's coaching staff, Rocker tutored the defensive line at South Carolina during the 2020 campaign. CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO