Redshirt Senior Andrew Rogers Previews Game with Wofford
2011 (Redshirt Senior): Played in all 11 games making nine starts at tight end ... Caught 11 passes for 128 yards including a long of 26 yards ... Hauled in a season-high three passes for 38 yards in the season opener at Georgia Tech ... Named the team's offensive player of the week by the coaching staff following the Georgia Southern game, mostly for what he did off the ball in blocking schemes, hustle-effort plays, etc. ... Did record one catch for six yards against the top-ranked Eagles ... Credited with two solo tackles.
2010 (Redshirt Junior): Played in all 11 games making eight starts at tight end ... Hauled in 18 passes for a career-best 212 yards ... Caught at least one pass in all but one of the 11 games ... Pulled in three passes for a career-high 43 yards at Wofford ... Pulled down a career-best 41-yard reception in the win at The Citadel ... Missed the majority of spring drills due to rehabilitating a knee injury - but was able to return to limited action prior to the conclusion of the annual practice sessions.
2009 (Junnior): Appeared in three games - starting twice - before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... Had surgery prior to the end of the season and spent the off-season rehabilitating the injury ... Did not participate in on-field exercises during spring drills ... Granted a medical redshirt.
<2008 (Sophomore): Started all 11 games in which he saw action ... Caught 19 passes -- tops among WCU's tight ends -- for 111 yards and a touchdown ... Missed
the Presbyterian game due to injury ... Caught a career-high eight passes for a career-best 40 yards receiving at Furman. ... Converted from fullback to tight end, but did see some action in his previous FB position in certain alignments ... Was also credited with two tackle assists ... Had two catches for 30 yards in WCU's annual Spring Game.
2007 (Freshman): Played in nine games as a true freshman, starting four games as a fullback and used primarily as a lead blocker ... Finished the season with four catches for 31 yards, averaging 7.8 yards per reception ... Tallied two receiving touchdowns ... Made his first career start at FB at Georgia Southern ... His first career reception came midway through the second quarter against The Citadel - a nine-yard pass from QB Adam Hearns ... First career TD came at the 2:54 mark of the second quarter against the Bulldogs - a six-yard strike from Hearns ... Career-long reception is 14 yards at Appalachian State ... Was also credited with two tackles, including a solo stop ... Made the transition to tight end during spring drills ... Caught two passes for 33 yards in WCU's annual Spring Game.
Prior to Western: As a senior, recorded 83 tackles, including 14 for loss and one sack in his senior season ... Also broke up three passes ... On offense, hauled in seven passes for 85 yards.