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Rodney Gnat

Position: DL
Height: 6' 3"   Weight: 253 lbs
College Experience: Louisville

Gnat (6-3, 253) joined the Barnstormers last season as a rookie following 4 years at the University of Louisville. In 44 career games, he recorded 55 tackles and 11.5 sacks. Gnat had a breakout season as a senior in 2010, collecting 28 tackles and 8.5 sacks. He was named Big East player of the week following a 4.5 sack performance against Eastern Kentucky. A native of Jacksonville, Gnat was a three year starter and letter winner at Wolfson High School. 
Last y ear with Iowa, Gnat appeared in 16 games, recording 17 tackles, including 7 for a loss and a team high 5 sacks. He was named a team captain by Hohensee immediately following training camp for his intensity on the field along with his outstanding leadership skills.                                                                
Hobbies: Coaching, listening to music
Favorite TV Show: Sons of Anarchy
Favorite Musical Group:  Wu-Tang
Favorite Food:  Pizza
Least Favorite Food:  Liver
Favorite Sports Team:  Louisville
Favorite Athlete:  My brother, Stanely Gnat
When I first met Coach Hohensee, I thought:  Thank you for another chance to play
Greatest football moment so far: Orange Bowl win in 2006
Childhood football hero:  Reggie White
Pregame Ritual:  Hot shower, warm-up, call my brother
Most prized possession: cell phone
Other talent besides football:  I can play baseball
If I could meet anyone, it would be:  John Madden
Best thing about living in Iowa:  People are great!
2013 Game Statistics

GP Tackles Sacks INT BRKUP FF FR
8  10.0  1.5  0  4  0  1

2012 Game Statistics
GP Tackles Sacks INT BRKUP FF FR
 16  17.0  5.0  0  3  2  0