Da'Rick  Rogers

21Da'Rick Rogers


Calhoun, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 206



Career Statistics


  • 2012 Preseason All-American Second Team (Phil Steele)
  • 2012 Preseason All-SEC First Team (Athlon, Blue Ribbon, Phil Steele)
  • 2012 Preseason All-SEC Second Team (Lindy's)
  • Part of Preseason 4th-Best WR Corps in NCAA by Lindy's
  • Big Lick Award in Spring for physical toughness

  • Games/Starts: 12/12
  • Led in SEC with 67 receptions and 1,040 receiving yards
  • Became just the sixth Vol to post a 1,000-yard receiving season, seventh-single season (Joey Kent did it twice)
  • His 5.6 catches per game and 86.7 yards per game both ranked second in the SEC to J. Wright of Arkansas
  • Second in SEC in receiving touchdowns with nine
  • On UT single-season charts, 67 catches was sixth-most in a season
  • 1,040 yards was fifth-most in a single-season
  • Nine TDs tied for seventh-most in a single-season
  • Six games with 100-plus receiving yards in 2011, tied for third all-time in a single-season in UT history, one shy of record of seven by Marcus Nash (1997) and Joey Kent (1996)
  • 54 of his 67 catches during the season went for first downs or touchdowns, 80.5 percent
  • Three games with multiple touchdowns
  • Two games with career-high 10 catches (Cincinnati, Vanderbilt)
  • Led Vols in all-purpose yards with 1,163
  • Had a TD catch in five consecutive games, one shy of the school record before streak was ended vs. Georgia (10/8)
  • Finished year with two catches for 38 yards along with a rush for 11 yards at Kentucky (11/26)
  • Posted sixth 100-yard game and second 10-catch game vs. Vanderbilt (11/19) with 10 for 116 and two touchdowns, including game-tying TD reception for two yards with 6:27 left in regulation of overtime win
  • Fifth game with 100-plus receiving yards at #8 Arkansas with 106 on five catches. Went over 1,000 career receiving yards in the game
  • Fourth-career 100-yard game (including 104 in first half) with 137 yards on nine catches with a 47-yard TD catch vs. MTSU (11/5)
  • 31st in NCAA in receiving yards per game (86.7)
  • Four receptions for 59 yards vs. #14 South Carolina (10/29)
  • Two catches for 32 yards at #2 Alabama (10/22)
  • Made three catches for 63 yards vs. #1 LSU (10/15)
  • Grabbed five catches for 71 yards vs. Georgia (10/8)
  • Career-high 180 receiving yards on seven catches including two TD catches for 7 and 12 yards vs. Buffalo (10/1). All seven of his catches went for first downs or touchdowns
  • Second-career 100-yard receiving game in a row vs. Cincinnati (9/10). Career-high 10 receptions in win including two touchdowns with 11 and 15-yard scores in second quarter
  • Part of duo with Justin Hunter to have the first-ever game where two UT receivers had 10 catches in same game, vs. Cincinnati (9/10)
  • First-career 100-yard receiving gm. vs. Montana (9/3) on career-high five catches
  • Returned a kickoff for 29 yards vs. Montana
  • Games/Starts: 13/0
  • Versatile threat ranked fourth among the Vols with 582 all-purpose yards as one of seven true freshmen to play in every game for Tennessee this season
  • Rushed 16 times for 117 yards
  • Caught 11 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns
  • Returned 12 kickoffs for 298 yards (24.8 per return)
  • Took over as UT's primary kick returner at Memphis
  • Used a career-high five rushing attempts at South Carolina to become the first UT receiver to lead the team in rushing with a personal-best 49 yards since Gerald Jones achieved it vs. Kentucky in 2007
  • Hauled in a season-long 45-yard TD reception vs. North Carolina in the Music City Bowl and returned three kickoffs for 65 yards
  • Advanced the opening kickoff vs. Kentucky 78 yards, UT's longest kick return since 2007
  • Totaled 114 kickoff return yards vs. the Wildcats for the Vols' best effort in that category this season
  • First career touchdown catch was a 22-yarder in the second quarter at Memphis, marking Tyler Bray's fourth scoring throw of the half
  • UT's second-leading wideout at Vanderbilt with career highs of three receptions for 59 yards, including a 27-yarder that helped the Vols advance their lead to 14-0 seven plays later
  • First reception as a Vol went for nine yards in the season opener vs. UT Martin
  • Registered first career carry vs. Oregon on UT's first play of its second possession, a 21-yard reverse that helped set up the Vols' second field goal
  • 23-yard reception vs. Alabama led to a field goal right before halftime to cut the Vols' deficit to three
  • Logged two receptions for 16 yards vs. UAB
  • Picked up 17 yards on an end-around vs. Mississippi and finished with 28 yards rushing
High School
  • Ranked as a five-star prospect by Scout.com as a high school senior in 2007
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution's All-Classifications Player of the Year and Super 11 selection
  • Class AA Offensive Player of the Year by Georgia Sportswriters
  • Played in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game
  • Named as the top athlete in the Under Armour All-America Game by Rivals.com
  • Honored to the 2010 Parade All-America Team
  • In five career playoff games, compiled 707 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns
  • Set a Georgia state record with 1,641 receiving yards as a senior in 2009
  • Also caught 84 passes for 22 touchdowns as a senior
  • As a junior in 2008, tallied 66 receptions for 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns
  • High school teammate of UT signee Nash Nance at both Calhoun and Darlington high schools
  • Helped Calhoun to 14-1 finish in 2009 and berth in Class AA state championship game
  • Coach at Calhoun High School: Hal Lamb
Career Highs

  • Receptions - 10 vs. Cincinnati, 9/10/11 & vs. Vanderbilt, 11/19/11
  • Receiving Yards - 180 vs. Buffalo, 10/1/11
  • 100-Yard Receiving Games - 6, last vs. Vanderbilt, 11/19/11
  • Touchdowns - 2 three times, last vs. Vanderbilt, 11/19/11
  • Rushing Attempts - 5 vs. South Carolina, 10/30/10
  • Rushing Yards - 49 vs. South Carolina, 10/30/10
  • Kickoff Returns - 3 three times, last vs. Cincinnati, 9/10/11
  • Kickoff Return Yards - 114 vs. Kentucky, 11/27/10
  • Full Name: Da'Rick Jamal Rogers
  • Pronounced: DAY-rick
  • Born: June 18, 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Son of Deborah Rogers
  • Majoring in Arts & Sciences


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