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      Austin Rogers
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nashville, Tenn.

High School:
David Lipscomb

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
WR

Major:
Logistics

TENNESSEE TRIVIA - Caught deciding two-point conversion pass in heavy traffic during fourth overtime of Vols 52-50 victory at Kentucky.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 38/19

2009 - Did not see action after suffering fall camp knee injury.

2008 - Games/Starts: 12/4 ... Appeared in every game, starting four ... Had best outing of season at South Carolina, finishing with three catches for 72 yards ... 49-yard grab against Game-cocks was career-long ... Had first multi-catch of the season against Northern Illinois ... Added four-game stretch from Mississippi State through Wyoming in which he had nine catches for 129 yards.

2007 - Games/Starts: 14/14 ... Second on team with 624 yards and tied for second with 56 catches ... Scampered 13 yards for TD to tie Kentucky game in third overtime, then had decisive two-point conversion catch in fourth extra period as Vols clinched division title ... Six receptions for 38 yards in opener at California ... Also returned one punt for six yards against Golden Bears ... Had then career-highs in receptions (7) and yards (112) by halftime against Southern Mississippi, and caught first career TD against Golden Eagles ... Combined that night with Lucas Taylor to become first Vols duo to each eclipse 100 receiving yards in contest since 1997 SEC Championship Game ... Finished with four receptions for 64 yards at Florida ... Had three receptions for 37 yards against Arkansas State ... Recorded five catches for team-high 61 yards versus Georgia ... Caught three passes for 28 yards at Mississippi State ... Had three receptions for 36 yards against South Carolina ... Held from most of Louisiana-Lafayette game after suffering shoulder injury ... Led team with six receptions and 62 yards against Arkansas ... Got Vols on board with 16-yard TD reception against Razorbacks ... Caught career-high eight passes for 60 yards and one TD against Vanderbilt ... Finished with two receptions for 17 yards and TD at Kentucky ... Caught two passes for 20 yards against LSU in SEC Championship Game ... Added three catches for 37 yards in Outback Bowl.

2006 - Games/Starts: 3/1 ... Awarded medical redshirt season after suffering through shoulder injury and then mononucleosis ... Returned two punts for 13 yards versus California ... Made first career start against Air Force, establishing career highs for pass receptions (5) and receiving yards (69) ... Returned kickoff for 12 yards against Florida ... Suffered shoulder injury against Gators and then was struck with mononucleosis -- preventing his return for remainder of season.

2005 - Games/Starts: 9/0 ... Made collegiate debut at LSU and caught first career pass one week later versus Mississippi -- 18-yard reception over middle ... Returned one punt against South Carolina and fair caught another punt versus Gamecocks ... Made one special-teams tackle against Vanderbilt ... First career rushing attempt was 26-yard end around at Kentucky.

HIGH SCHOOL - First-team All-State by Associated Press, Tennessee sportswriters and coaches' association ... Named All-Midstate by The Tennessean ... MVP of Region 4A and Gatorade Player of the Year for Tennessee ... Played free safety, receiver and tailback during career, which resulted in best three-year mark (39-5) in school history ... Had 95 rushes senior season for 985 yards and 15 touchdowns while adding three receiving touchdowns ... In 2003, caught 32 passes for 1,179 yards and 21 TDs ... First receiver in school history to top 1,000-yard mark for season ... Defensively, had two interceptions senior year after make nine interceptions as junior ... Top performance during junior season was against Goodpasture, returning interception 50 yards for score and catching game-tying, 80- yard TD pass in fourth quarter ... Helped guide David Lipscomb to Class 2A state title in 2002 and runner-up finish in 2003 ... Also member of baseball and track and field squads and set school record in long jump (21-9) and triple jump (41-0).

COACH AT DAVID LIPSCOMB HIGH SCHOOL - Glenn McAdams.

BORN - April 11, 1987.

SUPERLATIVES
• 2008 Academic All-SEC
• 2007 Academic All-District IV ESPN The Magazine
• 2007 Academic All-SEC
• 2006 Academic All-SEC
• 2005 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

AUSTIN ROGERS CAREER STATISTICS
RECEIVING AVG AVG HIGH
YEAR G RECYDSRECGMTDLONGYDS
2005 9 1 18 18.0 2.0 0 18-Miss 18-Miss
2006 3 5 69 13.8 23.0 0 28-AF 69-AF
2007 14 56 624 11.1 44.6 4 32-Fla 112-USM
2008 12 14 180 12.9 15.0 0 49-SC 72-SC

Totals 38 76 891 11.7 23.4 4 49-SC 112-USM
Rogers has two career rushes for 26 yards (long 26 yards vs. Kentucky 2005); has one career kickoff return for 12 yards vs. Florida 2006; has one career two-point conversion vs. Ken-tucky 2007; has four career punt returns for 16 yards (long 7 vs. California 2006).
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