Pittsburgh Power trade for Predators Prechae Rodriguez
Thursday February 6, 2014
Power Acquire AFL Veteran WR Prechae Rodriquez From Orlando in Exchange for Two Players
PITTSBURGH, PA (February 6, 2014) – The Pittsburgh Power have acquired Arena Football League two-year veteran wide receiver Prechae Rodriguez from the Orlando Predators in exchange for offensive lineman Ben Ossai and defensive lineman Markell Carter, the team announced Thursday.
While on the roster of the Orlando Predators, Rodriguez (6-4, 215, Auburn) broke Orlando’s single-season franchise record for receiving touchdowns after amassing 41 touchdowns off of 119 catches for 1,614 yards during the 2013 season. In 2012, Rodriguez played his AFL rookie season for the Tampa Bay Storm where he led the team’s receiving corps with 1,653 receiving yards and 32 touchdowns and set the franchise single-season record for receptions (125).
As a college athlete, Rodriguez earned Second Team All-Jayhawk honors at Coffeyville Junior College before he transferred to Auburn University in 2005. With the Tigers, the wideout saw action in 36 games catching 38 passes for 530 yards and two touchdowns.
Out of college, Rodriguez worked out with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Jets before signing with the Jets as an undrafted NFL free agent in 2008.
After being released from the Jets, Rodriguez spent the next four seasons in the Canadian Football League playing on the rosters of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2008-09), Saskatchewan Roughriders (2010), Montreal Alouttes (2011), Edmonton Eskimos (2011), and Toronto Argonauts (2011). During his CFL rookie season, Rodriguez was nominated for the CFL Rookie of the Year award and earned the CFL 2008 East Division Rookie of the Year award, the Frank M. Gibson Trophy.
The Pittsburgh Power kickoff their 2014 regular season on Saturday, March 15, at CONSOL Energy Center when they host East division rival Cleveland Gladiators. Game time is scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Power season tickets and mini-plan ticket packages are available for purchase at www.pittsburghpowerfootball.com or by calling the Power ticket office at 412-697-7846.
About the Pittsburgh Power
The Pittsburgh Power is a professional arena football team in the Arena Football League based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 2010, the team is owned by entrepreneur Matt Shaner, NFL Hall of Famer Lynn Swann, and Trib Total Media. The team plays all their home games at CONSOL Energy Center, which also is the home to the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. Tickets and Sponsorships are available for the 2014 season. For more information visit our website at www.pittsburghpowerfootball.com or call 412-697-7846. You can also follow the Power on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and YouTube.
About the AFL
Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. CBS Sports Network will broadcast an AFL National Game of the Week on Saturday nights for the entire season. The AFL schedule then culminates with the ArenaBowl Championship game pitting the American Conference Champions versus the National Conference Champions for the James F. Foster Trophy.