Jordan  Rodgers

7Jordan Rodgers


Bartlett, Tenn.

High School:
Memphis University School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185



  • Named 2017 First Team ALL-SEC third baseman
  • Named SEC Baseball Player of the Week (April 4, 2016)
  • April 1, 2016: Became just the third Tennessee Volunteer in history to hit for the cycle and first since Matt Duffy did so on March 9, 2011 vs. New Orleans. It also marked the first cycle for Tennessee in SEC play since former Major Leaguer Chris Burke hit for the cycle at Vanderbilt on May 11, 2001.

2017 - SENIOR

  • Posted a career year with the Volunteers in 2017, leading the team with a .322 average, 39 runs scored, nine homers and 35 RBI.
  • Recorded five assists at third base on May 19 vs. Mizzou, displaying his range at the hot corner with a pair of impressive backhanded stabs along the baseline.
  • Reached base safely in each of his 37 starts, setting a career and season record, prior to UT's 1-0 loss at Vandy on April 28.
  • Hit an RBI single to left field to give UT a 2-1 lead over Morehead State on May 16.
  • Cranked his team-leading ninth homer over the left field wall in the fifth inning of Game Two vs. Kentucky, narrowing UK's lead to 6-3.
  • Celebrated his birthday by getting the Vols on the board first vs. Belmont with a solo shot to left field, giving him eight home runs on the season (May 9).
  • With a 2-for-4 effort vs. Arkansas on May 6, he recorded his 18th multi-hit game of the year.
  • With the bases loaded in the eighth inning, Rodgers tallied his team-leading seventh home run of the season, a grand slam over the left field wall, to lift the Orange and White past Vanderbilt, 5-3, on April 29. It was the first for a Vol since VFL Vincent Jackson hit a grand slam vs. Tennessee Tech (March 22, 2016).
  • With runners on first and third, Rodgers sent his sixth longball of the season out of the park to extend Tennessee's lead to 5-1 in the Smoky Mountain Challenge at Smokies Stadium on April 26. His 2-for-3 effort in the game extended hit reached base streak to 37 games and gave him a 12-game hitting streak.
  • With his two-run double in the eighth inning of the series finale at Texas A&M, he reached base in each of his 36 games started this season (April 23). With the 2-for-7, 2-RBI effort in the outing, he also owns an 11-game hitting streak.
  • With a single in the sixth inning of the series opener at Texas A&M, he extended his reached base safely streak to 34 games. Rodgers had a 2-for-4, one RBI effort on April 21.
  • Homered to left field in the ninth inning to put the Volunteers on the board in the series finale vs. Auburn, marking his 32nd straight game to reach base safely for Tennessee (April 15).
  • Finished the Game Two of the Auburn series 3-for-4 with a run scored and a walk.
  • With a double in the ninth inning in the series opener vs. Auburn, he reached base safely in each of his 30 games to start this season.
  • Led UT with a 3-for-5 (.600) effort at ETSU on April 11.
  • Tallied four hits and three runs in the Vols' three-game set at Florida (April 7-9). He hit his first triple of the season in the series opener.
  • Posted three hits and an RBI and scored three runs at Georgia (March 31-April 2).
  • Hit his fourth homer, a two-run blast, of the season vs. Tennessee Tech (March 28).
  • Notched four hits and an RBI in the three-game series at Mississippi State (March 24-26).
  • Recorded his eighth multi-hit game of the season with a perfect 3-for-3 performance vs. Marshall, scoring twice while driving in one run with two doubles and a walk in the 7-1 win (March 22).
  • Combined to go 4-for-11 (.367) with a double, two walks and two runs scored in the Vols' SEC Opening Weekend series vs. South Carolina (March 17-19).
  • Went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, one RBI and one walk as part of UT's 18-4 victory over Austin Peay (March 15).
  • Hit 3-for-4 with one RBI against Norfolk State as part of the Vols' 5-2 Saturday win (March 4).
  • Smashed two home runs to help Tennessee defeat Norfolk State, 10-2, in the Vols' home opener on March 3. Rodgers (2-for-4, 3 RBI) became the first Volunteer to hit two home runs in a single game since Nick Senzel did it against Missouri on April 30, 2016.
  • Hit .368 (7-for-19) with seven RBIs over Tennessee's four-game stint in California (Feb. 22-25).
  • Helped the Vols to a 10-9 win over UC Irvine with a 2-for-4, two RBI performance at Fowler Park on Feb. 25.
  • Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs in a 10-2 victory over Seton Hall at the 2017 Tony Gwynn Classic in San Diego, Calif. (Feb. 24).
  • Drove in three runs with a 1-for-5 effort on Feb. 22 at Loyola Marymount.
  • Went 4-for-5 with one RBI, a double and two runs scored as part of UT's 10-0 shutout victory in the series finale at Memphis (Feb. 19).
  • Blasted UT's first home run of the 2017 season with a two-run shot in the fourth inning of the Vols' season opener at Memphis (Feb. 17).

2016 - JUNIOR

  • Started all 56 games for the Volunteers in 2016, hitting .282 with 36 runs scored, 15 doubles, five triples, four homers and 56 RBI with 13 stolen bases.
  • Led the NCAA in RBI through the start of SEC play in 2016, finishing the year ranking tied for fourth in the SEC with 56. His 15 doubles tied for ninth-most in the league and his five triples tied for second.
  • Was 1-for-3 with one RBI in the Vols' 2016 SEC Baseball Tournament debut vs. No. 5 seed LSU (May 24).
  • Hit .357 (5-for-14) with three doubles in Tennessee's final regular-season series visiting Georgia, including a 4-for-5, three double, two RBI effort in the Thursday night series opener (May 19-21).
  • Was 2-for-11 over a three-game series vs. #1-ranked Florida (May 6-8).
  • Went 2-for-2 with one RBI and one run scored vs. #4 Vanderbilt (April 23).
  • Doubled twice and drove in three runs as part of a 3-for-5 game vs. Auburn (April 14).
  • Received SEC Player of the Week honors on April 4, after hitting .400 over five games with a team-best 11 RBI and a natural cycle effort vs. No. 12-ranked Kentucky.
  • Recorded a single, double and triple entering the bottom of the eighth vs. #12 Kentucky, then blasted a three-run homer to left-center field, becoming just the third player in Tennessee history do hit for the cycle and the first to hit for the natural cycle. He topped off his 4-for-5 effort with eight RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base (April 1).
  • Knocked in two runs and scored one more as part of a 2-for-4 performance vs. MTSU (March 29)
  • Hit a three-run home run in the series finale vs. #8 Ole Miss, his third of the season (March 20).
  • Entering SEC Opening Weekend (March 18-20), Rodgers' 31 RBI led the SEC and all of NCAA, while his three triples through the first 16 games of the year also ranked T-1st in NCAA.
  • Matched his season and career-high with five RBI vs. UC Irvine, going 2-for-5 with a towering home run to left field in Game One of a doubleheader vs. the Anteaters.
  • Hit 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBI in UT's Friday night 12-1 win over UC Irvine (March 11).
  • Contributed three RBI (1-for-3) as part of UT's 5-2 win over #16 East Carolina during the Keith LeClair Classic in Greenville, N.C.
  • Was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI in UT's Home Opener vs. Cincinnati (March 2).
  • Put together an eight-game hit streak from Feb. 20 - March 5, hitting 11-for-32 (.344) with 20 RBI.
  • Collected 10 RBI while batting .308 (4-for-13) over three games at the Grand Canyon Classic in Phoenix, Ariz. (Feb. 26-28).
  • Roped a 3-RBI triple as part of a 2-for-4 performance in the Vols' Home Opener vs. Cincinnati (Mar. 3).
  • Crushed a grand slam for his first collegiate home run and collected a career-high five RBI in a 20-1 Vols victory over Central Michigan during the Grand Canyon Classic (Feb. 28).
  • In the season opening series vs. Memphis, recorded two hits including a 2-RBI double in the second game of the series (Feb. 19-21).


  • Appeared in 38 games for the Vols in 2015, hitting .278 with six doubles, 12 RBI and nine runs scored.
  • Delivered a pinch-hit single in his season debut at Florida International (Feb. 14).
  • Went 4-for-9 with a double and two RBI in three games at UC Irvine (Feb. 27-28)
  • Recorded a RBI and his third run of the season in Game 2 of the series at Vanderbilt, hitting 1-for-4 (March 28).
  • Tallied a double, a sacrifice fly and a RBI in the series finale at Kentucky (April 18).
  • Hit 1-for-2 and drove in one run as a part of Tennessee's 14-7 victory at ETSU on April 21.
  • Notched one double and two RBI in the series vs. Texas A&M (May 1-3).
  • Knocked two doubles in the Mississippi State series, recording one RBI and one scored run (May 14-16).
  • Went 1-for-2 against Arkansas in the SEC Tournament on May 19.
  • Collected 22 hits over 18 games for the L.A. Brewers of the California Collegiate Summer League. Rodgers scored 17 runs, stole nine bases and ended the regular summer season with a .314 batting average.


  • Played in 11 games for the Vols, making four starts at third base and one as designated hitter.
  • Wrapped up his first year on Rocky Top by hitting .130 with four runs scored and two RBIs.
  • Recorded his first collegiate hit against Quinnipiac (March 2).
  • Went 2-for-6 (.333) with one run scored and two RBIs in the series against La Salle (March 4-5).
  • Recorded two walks and one run scored (0-for-3) in the club's 8-7 win over Austin Peay (March 18).
  • Reached base via walk as a pinch-hitter for teammate Christin Stewart at South Carolina (March 30).
  • Stole one base and came around to score one run in his final start (0-for-4) of the season at third base against UNC Asheville (May 6).
  • Played with the Matsu Miners, who finished second in the Alaska Baseball League after dropping both games of the ABL Championship to the Alaska Goldpanners. Rodgers went 1-for-4 with a double in the two-game championship series (July 29-30) and was named an ABL All-Star.
  • On the summer with the Miners, Rodgers hit .265 with seven doubles and 14 RBIs in 32 games.


  • Excelled as a two-sport star at Memphis University School, starting at shortstop on the baseball team and quarterback on the football team.
  • Led the baseball team to regional championships in 2011, 2012 and finished as the state runner-up both seasons.
  • Ranked by Perfect Game as the No. 4 shortstop and the 34th-best overall prospect in the state of Tennessee.
  • Earned Perfect Game Southeast Region Honorable Mention honors in 2013 and was tabbed a Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention All-American in 2012.
  • Named all-metro and second team all-state as a senior.
  • Was a Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps baseball finalist in 2013.
  • Batted .345 with eight homers and went 6-2 on the mound while leading the Owls to the final four of the Division II-AA state tournament as a senior.
  • Earned all-metro area and all-state honors after hitting a career-best .431 with 17 RBIs and posting a 7-2 record on the mound as a sophomore.
  • Hit .344 with five homers and an 8-2 record on the hill to claim all-metro area honors once again as a junior.
  • Helped guide the Owls' football team to a 2010 State Championship and finished as the Tennessee Division II-AA state runner-ups in 2012.
  • Named a Mr. Football finalist in the state of Tennessee and was tabbed the Regional player of the Year in 2012.
  • Threw for 2,851 yards, 35 touchdowns and just five interceptions while leading the Owls to a 10-3 record as a senior.


  • Full name is Jordan Taylor Rodgers
  • Born May 9, 1995
  • Son of Jason and Tina Rodgers
  • Majoring in Marketing
  • Recipient of the John & Darlene Smolik Athletic Scholarship


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