Rick Rogers (born March 26, 1963) is an American former college football player who was a running back. He grew up in Inkster, Michigan, and attended Wayne Memorial High School.[1] He played at the University of Michigan for the Wolverines from 1981 to 1984. As a junior in 1983, he rushed for 1,002 yards on 209 carries for a 4.9 yard average and nine touchdowns.[2][3] He was selected as a second-team running back on the 1983 All-Big Ten Conference football team.[4]

Rick Rogers
Personal information
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Wayne Memorial High School
College:Michigan
Position:Running back
Career highlights and awards

In four years at Michigan, he gained 1,942 yards on 435 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry and 16 touchdowns.[2] He had four games in which he rushed for over 100 yards – 124 yards on 19 carries against Washington State on September 10, 1983 (including 62 yards in the fourth quarter);[5][6] 124 yards on 20 carries against Northwestern on October 15, 1983; 125 yards on 26 carries against Iowa on October 22, 1983; and 139 yards on 27 carries against Northwestern on October 13, 1984.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Michigan Football Roster Database". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Michigan Football Statistic Archive Query Page". University of Michigan. Archived from the original on November 12, 2007.(Rogers' statistics can be retrieved by typing "rogers" into the space provided for the player's last name.)
  3. ^ "Rogers waits on sidelines". The Michigan Daily. September 7, 1984. p. 16.
  4. ^ Barry Minkoff (November 22, 1983). "All-Big Ten". The Bryan Times (UPI story). p. 12.
  5. ^ "Slickest Rick? Cougar QB vies with U-M back". Detroit Free Press. September 11, 1983. p. 7H.
  6. ^ "Michigan 20, Wash. St. 17". Detroit Free Press. September 11, 1983. p. 5H.