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Jacob Rogers
No. 79     
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-08-17) August 17, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth: Oxnard, California
High School: Oxnard High School
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Debuted in 2004 for the Dallas Cowboys
Last played in 2004 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 2004 2005)
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* Consensus All-American (2003)
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Jacob Dwight Rogers (born August 17, 1981) is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for two seasons during the early 2000s. Rogers played college football for the University of Southern California, and was recognized as an All-American. A second-round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys.

Early yearsEdit

Rogers was born in Oxnard, California. He attended Oxnard High School, where he played tight end, defensive end, linebacker, and punter. As a senior tight end, he caught 39 passes for 412 yards (10.6 yards per reception). As a junior, he had caught 17 passes for 201 yards. He also averaged ten rebounds a game for the Oxnard High School basketball team.

College careerEdit

While attending the University of Southern California, Rogers played for coach Pete Carroll's USC Trojans football team from 2000 to 2003. He was a three-year starter, and earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors as a junior. As a senior in 2003, he was one of the nation's top offensive tackles, the Morris Trophy winner, a first-team All-Pac-10 selection, and a consensus first-team All-America.[1] Rogers was a starter in the 2003 Orange Bowl and the 2004 Rose Bowl.

Professional careerEdit

Dallas CowboysEdit

Although he had an excellent college football career, his injury history made him fall in the 2004 NFL Draft, with the Dallas Cowboys eventually drafting him in the second round.

As a rookie he was moved to right tackle, but couldn't win the starting position over former undrafted free agents Kurt Vollers and Torrin Tucker. He was active in only two games for special teams purposes.[2] On January 11, 2005 he had shoulder surgery.

On August 9, 2005 he suffered a shoulder injury a day after being named the starter at right tackle. On August 13, 2005 he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee and although the team felt he could still play the season with the injury (Mark Tuinei had a similar situation), Rogers decided to have microfracture knee surgery and be put on injured reserve. This disagreement did not sit well with the Cowboys, who immediately waived him and had him rehab outside of the team's training facilities.

At the time, he was the highest drafted player to be released from the 2004 NFL Draft.

Denver BroncosEdit

In 2007 he signed with the Denver Broncos as a free agent. Rogers was practicing with the first team throughout training camp, until suffering another right knee injury. On August 22, 2007 he was waived before the season started.

Personal lifeEdit

Rogers began coaching at the University of Mississippi in 2007, and also coached at Central Connecticut State University in 2008 and 2009.[3] He currently works in a family business in Ventura, California.


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