(Full name: Courtney Dewayne Rogers) ... A beneficiary of the Vols'
plans to get the tight end more involved in the offense, Courtney
will battle for playing time this fall ... Listed as the third
tight end behind senior John Finlayson and sophomore Jason Witten
... After a redshirt year spent improving his strength and speed,
Rogers showed good receiving skills during the spring ... Coach
Marrone's evaluation: "Courtney is a good athlete who can catch
the football and stretch the defense. We need to continue to develop
him as a player who can help us at tight end." ... Born:
Oct. 18, 1982.
2000 - Redshirted ...
HIGH SCHOOL - A PrepStar All-America selection at tight end ... Named All-Metro by the Memphis Commercial Appeal ... All-Region in 1998 and 1999 ... As a senior, he caught 23 passes for 496 yards and seven scores ... Made 97 tackles with 16 sacks and two interceptions on defense ... Was a three-year starter at defensive end and tight end ... Helped Fairley to the state playoffs in 1999 and 1997 ... Was a three-year starter in baseball ... Garnered All-Metro and All-Region honors in baseball as a pitcher and first baseman ... Coach at Fairley High School: Rahman Slocum.