Eric Rogers (gridiron football)

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Eric Rogers
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Rogers with the Argonauts in 2022
No. 24 – Toronto Argonauts
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1991-02-12) February 12, 1991 (age 31)
Glendora, California
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Covina (CA) Charter Oak
College:Cal Lutheran
Undrafted:2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Career CFL statistics
Receptions:97
Receiving yards:1,597
Receiving touchdowns:12
Career Arena statistics
Receptions:73
Receiving yards:903
Receiving touchdowns:27
Player stats at NFL.com · CFL.ca · ArenaFan.com

Eric Dionne Rogers (born February 12, 1991) is a gridiron football wide receiver for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He is a native of Glendora, California. He played college football at Cal Lutheran and was a CFL All-Star in 2015. Rogers has also been a member of the Dallas Cowboys, Portland Thunder, Calgary Stampeders, and San Francisco 49ers.

College career[edit]

Rogers was a receiver at California Lutheran University, an NCAA Division III school, which plays in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). He set school records for career receptions (220), receiving yards (3,461), receiving touchdowns (41) and total scoring (270).[1] As a senior, Rogers set CLU records with 91 receptions and 18 touchdowns. The receiver also posted 1,298 yards that season.[1] As the only athlete to receive All-America honors in two sports, football and track & field, Rogers is a member of the Cal Lutheran Hall of Fame.[2] During his career, the team was part of four consecutive SCIAC championship and CLU never lost a league contest.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On April 28, 2013, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.[4]

Portland Thunder[edit]

Rogers was assigned to the Portland Thunder of the Arena Football League (AFL) in 2014, but was placed on the other league exempt list when he was signed by Ottawa Redblacks. After failing to make the Redblacks' roster, Rogers was activated by the Thunder. After 9 games, where Rogers posted 73 receptions, 903 receiving yards, and 27 touchdowns, the Thunder placed Rogers on the other league exempt list, this time as he signed with the Calgary Stampeders.[5]

Rogers with the Calgary Stampeders in 2014.

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

Rogers was signed by the Calgary Stampeders on July 7, 2014.[6] He made a large impact in the West Division Final on November 23, 2014, catching 3 passes for 60 yards and scoring two touchdowns.[7] In 2015, Rogers' numbers were league-leading: "Rogers put up big numbers this past season for the Calgary Stampeders. He led the league with 1,448 receiving yards, was fourth with 87 receptions, and tied for the league lead with 10 receiving touchdowns."[8]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On January 20, 2016, Rogers signed with the San Francisco 49ers after visiting 16 different NFL teams.[9] He tore his ACL in training camp and missed the entire 2016 season. On August 27, 2016, Rogers was placed on injured reserve.[10] On May 2, 2017, Rogers was waived by the 49ers.[11]

Calgary Stampeders (II)[edit]

On June 6, 2018, Rogers decided to re-sign with his former team, the Calgary Stampeders.[12] Rogers played in nine games for the Stamps in 2018, catching 36 passes for 499 yards with 5 touchdowns: He missed half the season with a knee injury.[13] In the West-Division Final playoff game Rogers caught three touchdowns passes, helping the Stampeders to advance to their third consecutive Grey Cup match.[14] Only 90 minutes before the start of free agency Rogers and the Stampeders announced they had agreed to a two-year contract extension on February 12, 2019.[15] He played in 17 regular season games where he recorded 85 receptions for 1,080 yards and ten touchdowns and was named a CFL West All-Star. He did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

As a pending free agent entering the 2021 CFL season, Rogers' playing rights were traded to the Toronto Argonauts on January 31, 2021.[16] Rogers and the Argos agreed to a contract the following day.[17] He struggled with injuries in 2021, as he played in just six games, but had a productive six catches for 346 yards and three touchdowns. In the East Final, Rogers had six catches for 62 yards in the loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "5 Things to Know about 49ers WR Eric Rogers".
  2. ^ "Alumni Hall of Fame".
  3. ^ "From Kingsmen to Cowboy".
  4. ^ "Cowboys add 15 undrafted players". espn.com. April 28, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  5. ^ Joel Odom (July 7, 2014). "Portland Thunder's Eric Rogers signs with Calgary Stampeders". www.oregonlive.com. Oregon Live LLC. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  6. ^ "Rogers signed by CFL's Stampeders". csnnw.com. July 7, 2014. Archived from the original on August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  7. ^ cfl.ca stats page for Western Final game played on 23 Nov 2014
  8. ^ David Fucillo (January 20, 2016). "49ers to sign CFL WR Eric Rogers, per report". Niners Nation.
  9. ^ "49ers sign top CFL receiver Eric Rogers". January 20, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  10. ^ "49ers Announce Several Roster Moves". 49ers.com. August 27, 2016. Archived from the original on October 22, 2016.
  11. ^ "49ers Announce Several Roster Moves". 49ers.com. May 2, 2017. Archived from the original on December 16, 2017.
  12. ^ "Stamps make Eric Rogers signing official". June 6, 2018. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  13. ^ "Stamps WR Eric Rogers sidelined after undergoing surgery - CFL.ca". CFL.ca. August 2, 2018. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  14. ^ "2018-11-18 Game Tracker - Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Calgary Stampeders (2550) - CFL.ca". CFL.ca. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  15. ^ "Staying in the Neighborhood: Rogers inks two-year deal with Calgary". CFL.ca. February 12, 2019. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  16. ^ "Argos acquire rights to three, including Rogers, in trade with Stamps". Canadian Football League. January 31, 2021. Retrieved January 31, 2021.
  17. ^ Press, The Canadian (February 1, 2021). "Toronto Argonauts Argos finalize deal with QB Nick Arbuckle, sign former All-Star Eric Rogers - TSN.ca". TSN. Retrieved February 1, 2021.

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