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Rodgers is the nephew of [[St. Louis Rams]] safety [[Michael Lewis (safety)|Michael Lewis]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.osubeavers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=24795&SPID=1952&DB_OEM_ID=4700&ATCLID=1383324&Q_SEASON=2008|title=Jacquizz Rodgers|accessdate=2008-11-09|publisher=Official Site of Oregon State Athletics}} {{Dead link|date=October 2010|bot=H3llBot}}</ref> His older brother [[James Rodgers (football)|James Rodgers]] plays wide receiver for the [[Oregon State Beavers]].
 
Rodgers is the nephew of [[St. Louis Rams]] safety [[Michael Lewis (safety)|Michael Lewis]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.osubeavers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=24795&SPID=1952&DB_OEM_ID=4700&ATCLID=1383324&Q_SEASON=2008|title=Jacquizz Rodgers|accessdate=2008-11-09|publisher=Official Site of Oregon State Athletics}} {{Dead link|date=October 2010|bot=H3llBot}}</ref> His older brother [[James Rodgers (football)|James Rodgers]] plays wide receiver for the [[Oregon State Beavers]].
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Jacquizz Rodgers is named after future hall of fame Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers. It is believed that Jacquizz wants nothing more than to volunteer to the Green Bay Packers organization as a punt and kick returner.
   
 
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Jacquizz "Quizz" Rodgers (born February 6, 1990 in Richmond, Texas) is an American football running back for the Oregon State Beavers. During his freshman year, Rodgers was named the 2008 Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year.

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 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.

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 only three years as a varsity player.[1][2]

College career

Rodgers, who received offers from Illinois, Houston, Baylor, Arizona, SMU, and Louisiana Tech, decided to join his older brother James and enroll at Oregon State.[3] 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.[4] 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.

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.[5] 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 windy conditions that they never experience in Corvallis, Oregon.

Professional career

On January 10, 2011, Rodgers announced that he would enter the 2011 NFL Draft and forgo his final year of eligibility.[6]

Awards and honors

Personal

Rodgers is the nephew of St. Louis Rams safety Michael Lewis.[8] His older brother James Rodgers plays wide receiver for the Oregon State Beavers.

Jacquizz Rodgers is named after future hall of fame Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers. It is believed that Jacquizz wants nothing more than to volunteer to the Green Bay Packers organization as a punt and kick returner.

References

  1. ^ "Jacquizz Rodgers". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  2. ^ However, Dave Campbell's Texas Football lists Rodgers as having 136 touchdowns. In either case, Rodgers holds the state record for most touchdowns.
  3. ^ "Jacquizz Rodgers". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  4. ^ "Oregon State beats UCLA 34-6". Rivals.com. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Jacquizz Rodgers Declares for NFL Draft". OSUBeavers.com. January 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Masoli, Mohamed and Costa Named Pac-10 Football Players of the Week". Pac-10.org. November 23, 2009. Retrieved November 23, 2009. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Jacquizz Rodgers". Official Site of Oregon State Athletics. Retrieved 2008-11-09. [dead link]

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