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    Jacob Rogers
    Jacob Rogers

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Oxnard, Calif.

    High School:
    Oxnard

    Height / Weight:
    6-6 / 305

    Position:
    OT

    Birthdate:
    08/17/1981

    Experience:
    3V

    2003: Rogers, one of the nation's top offensive tackles, started for his third season on the left side as a senior in 2003. A pre-season All-American first teamer, he was a 2003 consensus All-American as he made the 2003 AP, Football Writers, Football Coaches, Walter Camp, SI.com and Collegefootballnews.com All-American first teams (USC's first All-American first team offensive lineman since Tony Boselli in 1994), The Sporting News All-American second team, Rivals.com All-American honorable mention and the All-Pac-10 first team (for the second consecutive year), as well as winning the Pac-10's Morris Trophy as the league's top offensive lineman (chosen by the Pac-10's starting defensive linemen). He also made the ESPN.com All-Pac-10 and Collegefootballnews.com All-Pac-10 first teams. He won USC's Offensive Lineman of the Year award. He caught a lateral against Oregon State, but it resulted in no gain. He participated in the Senior Bowl.

    2002: Rogers started for his second season at left offensive tackle as a junior in 2002. He did such an effective job that he made the 2002 All-Pac-10 first team. He sprained his right knee against California and missed the Washington game. He gained 2 yards on a lateral against Notre Dame.

    2001: Rogers started 11 games at left offensive tackle in 2001 and did a commendable job. He did not start at California (but he did play) because of a hyperextended left elbow suffered against Oregon State. He made the 2001 All-Pac-10 honorable mention squad. He won USC's Offensive Lineman of the Year Award. He missed 2001 spring practice while recovering from 2000 shoulder surgery.

    2000: Rogers backed up Brent McCaffrey at left offensive tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2000 and saw considerable action in all 12 games at that spot and on special teams. He was moved from tight end to offensive tackle in 2000 spring drills. After the season, he had surgery to repair a separating right shoulder. He had arthroscopic surgery to remove cartilage from his right hip and right shoulder following 2000 spring practice.

    1999: Rogers redshirted as a freshman tight end in 1999, his first year at USC. He also was available as a punter. He had surgery on a dislocating left shoulder late in the season. To get a jump on his college career, he entered USC in the spring of 1999 and participated in spring drills.

    HIGH SCHOOL: He was a 1998 Super Prep All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best of the West first team, Orange Country Register Fab 15 second team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 and Las Vegas Sun Super 11 honorable mention as a senior at Oxnard (Calif.) High. In 1998, he had 39 receptions for 412 yards (10.6 avg.) and 4 TDs, despite missing the last 4 games of the season with a separated shoulder. He also played defensive end, linebacker and punter (he averaged more than 40 yards per punt).

    As a 1997 junior, he caught 17 passes for 201 yards (11.8 avg.) and 5 TDs. In his career, he had 62 catches for 712 yards (11.5 avg.). He played quarterback as a 1995 freshman.

    He also played basketball at Oxnard, averaging 10 rebounds a game. Current Trojan Bobby Otani also prepped at Oxnard.

    PERSONAL: He's majoring in public policy and management at USC. He likes to hunt and fish in his free time.

    JACOB ROGERS ON: Playing left offensive tackle: "I get a lot of speed rushers on my side. It's challenging, but I accept that challenge and I like it. It's important to stick to your fundamentals or they will get around the edge on you. You just have to go out there and have the attitude that you are going to beat the guy across from you on every play. He's going to have that attitude against you, so it's just a matter of who's going to do it. It's his job to beat you and your job to beat him."

    His ability: "My strength is my footwork. Coming from a tight end background, I have pretty good feet. It helps me to stay in front of the guys a little better."

    Punting: "I kind of miss punting. Every once in a while, I mess around with it. It's something that's hard to do after putting on all the weight that I have. My first spring here I was able to punt pretty well. Then I put on 30 pounds and it just wasn't the same."

    YearTCBYDSAVGTDLGTACLS/YDSDFLFR
    2002 (Jr.)? 1 2 2.0 0 2 1 0/0 0 0
    2003 (Sr.)? 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0/0 0 0
    CAREER??. 2 2 1.0 0 2 1 0/0 0 0