With seniors Lonyae Miller, Anthony Harding and Jamal Rashad graduating, the Bulldogs have a huge void to fill at running back. Couple that with the possible early departure of starting tailback Ryan Mathews to the NFL Draft, and the ‘Dogs will have a glaring need for depth in the 2010.
With Hill and his staff still scouring the Golden State for quality running back prospects, in case Mathews does leave, Rogers definitely fits the mold of a Bulldog running back.
"I committed [to Fresno State] a few months ago," said Rogers, who blew out his ACL one-year ago in a tough loss to Cathedral Catholic in the Division III quarterfinals of the CIF-San Diego Section playoffs.
The 2009 season has had its battles as well. Rogers missed five games earlier in the year with a blood clot. He has amassed 630 yards since including a huge game last Friday versus Mount Miguel in the San Diego Section DIII playoff quarterfinals.
He had three long touchdown runs, including a 68-yarder, in the second half to lift Point Loma to a 42-35 victory. Coming into the contest, Rogers had rushed 80 times for only 459 yards before gaining 171 yards on just 14 carries against Mount Miguel.
"He finally had his coming-out party for his senior year," Point Loma Coach Mike told the San Diego Union Tribune after the game.
In 2007, he ran for 834 yards and scored 13 touchdowns as a sophomore. View his 2007 season highlights here – Watch Video. In 2008, he rushed for 1,517 yards on 182 carries and 16 touchdowns. View his 2008 season highlights here – Watch Video.
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