Rocker has seen action in all 12 games, earning nine starts this season. He recorded 37 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and two sacks on the season.
Rocker saw action in 12 games, earning the starting nod in three contests. He tallied three sacks on the season, a mark that ranked third among WKU defenders. His four tackles for loss ranked seventh on the team. Rocker was one of seven Hilltopper defensive linemen to record double-digit tackles on the season, finishing with 14. He totaled five multi-tackle performances. Rocker debuted in impressive fashion against Austin Peay on Sept. 1, notching his first-career sack in his first-career start. He finished the game with career-high three solo tackles, two for loss, and a recovered fumble. He recorded the second sack of his career at top-ranked Alabama on Sept. 8. Rocker posted two solo tackles in a win at Kentucky on Sept. 15 and picked up his third sack of the year against ULM on Oct. 20. The sack went for a seven-yard loss. He tackled the ball carrier two times against Florida Atlantic on Nov. 10. Rocker ranked second among defensive lineman with three tackles at the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Central Michigan on Dec. 26.
Rocker redshirted in his first official season on The Hill.
Rocker accumulated over 120 tackles for his career at Sandy Creek High School while leading the Patriots to 29-consecutive victories and a pair of state championships. He compiled 68 tackles and 10 sacks from his defensive line position during his senior season. Rocker was an Honorable Mention All-State performer in 2010 and was named First-Team All-County and All-Region. Rocker was rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com. Gavin Rocker is the cousin of current Hilltopper offensive lineman Donald Rocker.