Jacob Rogers

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Jacob Rogers
No. 79
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-08-17) August 17, 1981
Place of birth: Oxnard, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Oxnard (CA)
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games Played: 2
Games Started: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Jacob Dwight Rogers (born August 17, 1981) is a former football offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of Southern California.

Early years

Rogers was born in Oxnard, California. He attended Oxnard High School, where he started as a quarterback, before switching to tight end. He also played defensive end, linebacker, and punter. As a senior tight end, he finished with 39 receptions for 412 yards (10.6 average yards) despite missing 4 games with a separated shoulder. As a junior, he caught 17 passes for 201 yards. He also averaged 10 rebounds a game as a senior for the basketball team.[1]

College career

At the University of Southern California, he was converted to offensive tackle as a freshman and played for head coach Pete Carroll's USC Trojans football team from 2000 to 2003.

Rogers was a three-year starter at left tackle, 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-American.[2] He was a starter in the 2003 Orange Bowl and the 2004 Rose Bowl.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Although he had a notable college football career, his injury history made him drop in the 2004 NFL Draft, with the Dallas Cowboys eventually selecting him in the second round (52nd overall).

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 dressed but did not participate in six games, playing in only 2 games for special teams purposes.[3] 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 left 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 surgery and be put on the injured reserve list.[4] This disagreement did not sit well with the Cowboys, who made him rehab outside of the team's training facilities and eventually waived him on March 17, 2006.

Denver Broncos

After a year out of football, he signed with the Denver Broncos as a free agent on January 2, 2007. Rogers was practicing with the first team at right tackle throughout training camp, until suffering another left knee injury. On August 21, he was waived before the season started.

Personal life

Rogers began coaching at the University of Mississippi in 2007, and also coached at Central Connecticut State University in 2008 and 2009.[5] He currently works in a family business in Ventura, California.[6]


  1. Romine, Rich (June 3, 2011). "Longtime Ventura County football coach J.T. Rogers dies". Ventura County Star. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. "Jacob Rogers Named To The 2003 Football Coaches All-American First Team - University of Southern California Official Athletic Site". Usctrojans.com. 2003-12-04. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  3. "It'S All Right With Rogers Former Usc Lineman Vying For Starting Spot With Dallas. - Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  4. "Dolphins among six team interested in QB". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  5. Wolf, Scott (2008-07-22). "Anno Departs | Inside USC with Scott Wolf". Insidesocal.com. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  6. Martinez, Arlene (February 21, 2012). "First indoor shooting range to open in city of Ventura". Ventura County Star. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
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