FSU Signs 300-Pound Tackle Named “Little Rod” for This Season
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Four-star offensive tackle Rod Orr has done enough to prove his value on the football field.

Playing at Gadsden City High School in Alabama, the 6-foot-7, 296-pound lineman is an absolute force compared to his opponents.

“Little Rod” may just be Orr’s ironic nickname, but there is nothing little about his game.

Despite growing up in Crimson Tide country, Orr committed to Mike Norvell and the Florida State Seminoles in September 2020.

Rod Orr Commits to Florida State 

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Rod Orr received plenty of offers from Power 5 programs, including Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Memphis, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, Oregon, Stanford, Syracuse, TCU, and Tennessee.

Orr is a standout in FSU’s recruiting class. So despite the struggles in recent years, the Seminoles can still land solid talent often.

Orr will get the chance to work with ‘Noles offensive line coach Alex Atkins over the next few seasons. The two have connected well in the past, and it’s now up to Atkins to get the most out of his newest recruit over the next few seasons.

Rod Orr Highlights 

Rod Orr is ranked so highly for a reason. His size is enough to get him in the door at a high-level program, but he possesses some great footwork for someone as large as he is. He’s able to create holes for running backs, and he offers some excellent blind side protection for the quarterback.

247Sports believes that Orr is the 21st-best offensive tackle in the 2021 class, and this praise is not without facts to back it up.


Offensive lineman Rod Orr is ready to take his first snaps in the NCAA. With a combination of good coaching and positive development, the NFL may not be too far behind.

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Matt is a recent graduate of New York University with a degree in Sports Management. He is a passionate New York Yankees, New York Islanders, and Minnesota Vikings fan. He also has a podcast about minor league baseball called "On the Farm."
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