Jacquizz Rodgers

Jacquizz Rodgers

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Rodgers during 2009 fall camp at Oregon State
No. 32Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position: Running Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-02-07) February 7, 1990
Place of birth: Richmond, Texas
Height: 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Rosenberg (TX) Lamar Consolidated
College: Oregon State
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 145
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2016
Rushing yards: 1,550
Rushing average: 3.8
Rushing touchdowns: 6
Receptions: 165
Receiving yards: 1,172
Receiving touchdowns: 5
Player stats at NFL.com

Jacquizz "Quizz"[1] Rodgers (born February 6, 1990) is an American football running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oregon State, and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

High school career

Rodgers broke out big in his sophomore season at Lamar Consolidated High School with 2,278 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns averaging 9.4 yards per carry. In his junior season, he improved with 2,592 rushing yards and 50 touchdowns. As a senior, Rodgers led the Mustangs to the 2007 4A Division 1 State Football Championship. In the title game, Rodgers rushed for 233 yards and 3 touchdowns on 31 carries, blocked a PAT, recovered a fumble, and had six tackles on defense as the Mustangs won the state title over a Robert Griffin III-led Copperas Cove, 20-14. Rodgers finished his senior season with 2,890 rushing yards and 37 touchdowns, as well as 556 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns. Post season honors following his senior season included being named the 4A Region III Offensive Player of the Year, first team all-conference running back and defensive back, second team all-conference receiver, second team all-state defensive back, and fourth team all-state running back. He was also named the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Year in Class 4A.

In total, Rodgers amassed 8,246 rushing yards in his stellar high school career. He set the Texas state record for total touchdowns with 135 touchdowns in four years as a varsity player.[2][3]

College career

Rodgers, who received offers from Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Oregon, USC, Houston, Baylor, and Tennessee decided to join his older brother James and enroll at Oregon State.[4] Rodgers started out the season second on the depth chart but quickly took over as the starter. Most notably his greatest game in his young college football career came in a stunning upset of the then #1 ranked team in the country, the USC Trojans, when he had 36 carries for 186 yards and two touchdowns.

Rodgers broke the Pac-10 freshman rushing record during Oregon State's 34-6 victory over UCLA on November 8, 2008.[5] At the end of the season he was unable to play in the Civil War against archrival Oregon due to injury and was beat out by California's Jahvid Best as the 2008 Pac-10 Rushing Leader. He also missed the 2008 Sun Bowl. Rodgers finished the season with 1,253 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns. He was named the 2008 Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year.

In 2009, Rodgers scored 23 total touchdowns, including 1 passing and 1 receiving. He finished the season with over 1,400 yards rushing and 500 yards receiving. After a 38-28 victory over Stanford, Rodgers recorded 271 total yards and 4 touchdowns, Rodgers was named Rivals.com Player of the Week and Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week.[6] In the 2009 Maaco Bowl Las Vegas, Rodgers was thrown a backwards lateral, which resulted in the first fumble of his collegiate career. The Beavers lost that game to the BYU Cougars in disappointing fashion.

College stats

Year Team Att Yards Average TDs Receptions Yards TDs
2008 Oregon State 259 1,253 4.8 11 29 247 1
2009 Oregon State 273 1,440 5.3 21 78 522 1
2010 Oregon State 256 1,184 4.6 14 44 287 3
College Totals 788 3,877 4.9 46 151 1,056 5

Professional career

On January 10, 2011, Rodgers announced that he would enter the 2011 NFL Draft and forgo his final year of eligibility.[7] Rodgers was originally listed as the number five running back prospect entering the draft by NFL Network's draft specialist, Mike Mayock. He measured in slightly taller at 5 feet 5 and 3/4 inches.[8]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 6 in 188 lb 4.52 s 1.58 s 2.58 s 4.26 s 7.31 s 34 in 9 ft 8 in 13 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[9]

Atlanta Falcons

Rodgers was drafted in the 5th round (145th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons on July 28, 2011.[10] He scored his first touchdown on a reception in 2011 against the Carolina Panthers. In week 17, Rodgers scored his first career rushing touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In the 2013 season, Rodgers had a career-high 96 rushing attempts for 332 yards as well as total touchdowns with 4 (2 rushing and 2 receiving).[11]

Chicago Bears

On March 31, 2015, the Chicago Bears signed Rodgers to a one year contract.[12] On October 12, 2015, Rodgers was placed on injured reserve after breaking his arm in the Bears' victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.[13]

On March 9, 2016, Rodgers signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears.[14]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On September 13, 2016, Rodgers signed with the Buccaneers.[15] On October 10th, Rodgers had a career high 30 carries for 101 yards on Monday Night Football helping the Buccaneers upset the defending NFC champion Panthers, 17-14. Two weeks later, Rodgers rushed 26 times for a career high 154 yards in a victory over the 49ers.

Awards and honors


Rodgers is the nephew of St. Louis Rams safety Michael Lewis.[16] His older brother James Rodgers is a wide receiver for the Montreal Alouettes. Rodgers has two daughters, Channing and Hudson


  1. "Jacquizz Rodgers NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
  2. "Jacquizz Rodgers". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
  3. However, Dave Campbell's Texas Football lists Rodgers as having 136 touchdowns. In either case, Rodgers holds the state record for most touchdowns.
  4. "Jacquizz Rodgers". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  5. "Oregon State beats UCLA 34-6". Rivals.com.
  6. Buker, Pauk (October 12, 2009). "This time, it's Jacquizz Rodgers who gets Pac-10 Offensive Player of Week honors". OregonLive.com. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  7. "Jacquizz Rodgers Declares for NFL Draft". OSUBeavers.com. January 10, 2011.
  8. "Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State, NFL Draft". CBS Sports.
  9. "Christine Michael, DS #7 RB, Texas A&M". NFL Draft Scout Player Profiles. NFLDraftScout.com. Archived from the original on August 13, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  10. Ledbetter, D. Orlando (July 28, 2011). "Falcons sign Clabo, Jones and Rodgers". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  11. "Chicago Bears: Jacquizz Rodgers". www.chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  12. Bears ink Rodgers to one-year contract
  13. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/10/12/bears-place-jacquizz-rodgers-on-injured-reserve/
  14. "Former Oregon State star RB Jacquizz Rodgers re-signs with Chicago Bears". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  15. Smith, Scott. "Buccaneers Sign RB Jacquizz Rodgers". Buccaneers.com.
  16. "Jacquizz Rodgers". Official Site of Oregon State Athletics. Retrieved 2008-11-09.

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