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#3 Jimmy Rogers
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chandler, Ariz.
High School: Hamilton H.S.
Major: History
Experience: 3 Letters

Jimmy returns for his third season as a starter for the Jackrabbit defense ... has led team in tackles each of the last two seasons ... majoring in history

Named to all-Missouri Valley Football Conference Second Team ... started all 12 games ... tallied double figures in tackles three times, including season-high 13 against Youngstown State ... made 12 tackles against McNeese State and 10 versus Western Illinois ... picked off pass and registered eight tackles against Cal Poly ... also notched eight tackles at Indiana State, Southern Illinois and North Dakota State ... honored by league with Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award and MVFC Honor Roll

Led team and GWFC with 110 tackles, an average of 10 per game ... started all 11 games and registered double figures in tackles six times ... named GWFC Defensive Player of the Week and SME Network National Defensive Weekly Star after recording 13 tackles and forcing a fumble in conference championship game against North Dakota State ... matched season high with 13 tackles in season opener at Western Illinois ... returned interception 32 yards for touchdown in Hobo Day victory over Stephen F. Austin ... tallied 11 tackles, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble versus Cal Poly ... registered nine tackles and intercepted a pass in home win over Southern Utah ... member of GWFC All-Academic Team


Tied for ninth on team with 43 tackles while playing in all 11 games ... his 15 tackles in Hobo Day game against UC Davis were the most in a game by a Jackrabbit player in 2006 ... also earned team Defensive Player of the Week recognition in season opener versus Wisconsin-La Crosse as he was credited with a tackle and two quarterback hurries ... collected four tackles and forced a fumble in victory at Southern Utah

Redshirted ... named squad’s Scout Special Teams Player of the Week in season’s opening week

At Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz., earned region Defensive Player of the Year for 2004 and was a first-team all-state selection for coach John Wrenn ... a three-year letterman, he had 320 career tackles, including 16 sacks and eight interceptions ... team won back-to-back state titles during junior and senior seasons