George Rogers (American Football)

George Rogers (American Football)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. George Washington Rogers (born December 8, 1958 in Duluth, Georgia) is a former American football player who achieved distinction in both the college and professional ranks as a running back. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1980. Rogers was highly recruited out of high school, and decided to attend the University of South Carolina when coach Jim Carlen told him that he could play in his freshman year. Due to his large size, he seemed destined to play fullback rather than tailback. However, the Gamecocks had two running backs who graduated at the same time, so he began his college career as the starting tailback midway through his freshman season. Rogers rushed for 1,006 yards (playing in only eight games) during his sophomore year, despite splitting time with fellow sophomore Johnnie Wright. However, it was Rogers' junior campaign that launched him into the national spotlight, as he was one of the best rushers in the country with 1,681 yards.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134908142
  • 9786134908146