2014: The sure-handed Rogers will look to start at wide receiver as a sophomore in 2014.
2013: Rogers, who originally signed with USC in February of 2012 but did not attend USC in the 2012 fall semester, enrolled at USC in the spring of 2013 and participated in spring drills. He served as an often-used backup wide receiver as a first-year freshman in 2013. Overall in 2013 while appearing in 11 games (he missed the Utah State, Arizona State and Arizona games after spraining his right ankle against Boston College) and starting 4 times (Washington State, Utah, California, Colorado), he had 22 receptions for 257 yards (11.7 avg), plus he returned a punt 5 yards (5.0 avg) and had a tackle. He missed the last half of 2013 spring practice with a shoulder and hamstring injuries.
He had a 7-yard catch and a tackle against Washington State and a 5-yard punt return against Boston College. He returned at Notre Dame and had 6 catches for 60 yards, then added 5 receptions for 62 yards against Utah. He had an 11-yard reception at Oregon State, 2 catches for 8 yards at California, a 14-yard catch against Stanford, 3 grabs for 56 yards at Colorado and an 8-yard reception against UCLA.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2011 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Prep Star Top 150 Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Max Preps All-State Division I first team, All-L.A. City first team, Los Angeles Times All-Area, Wave Newspapers All-Area, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay first team and All-Marine League Co-Offensive Player of the Year as a senior wide receiver at Carson (Calif.) High. He had 64 receptions for 1,251 yards (19.5 avg.) with 10 TDs in 2011. Carson played in the 2011 L.A. City Division I final.
As a junior in 2010, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-L.A. City first team, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay second team and All-Marine League while getting 45 receptions for 1,347 yards (29.9 avg.) with 8 TDs.
PERSONAL: He is a communication major at USC.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH DARREUS ROGERS