Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Getting to Know Eli Rogers
By Brian Stumpf ESPN RISE
Miami Northwestern (Miami, Fla.) junior wide receiver Eli Rogers compiled 35 receptions for 560 yards and 11 touchdowns. The ESPNU 150 Watch List member is looking for a big senior season on the field. The 5-foot-10, 182-pounder is a versatile athlete. As a sophomore he won the most outstanding wide receiver award at the Randy Shannon Summer Football Camp. He currently wears No. 15, but he is changing his number to No. 1 for his senior year to pattern his play after his favorite athlete. To learn more about Rogers read here.
NIKE Combine Links
Over the next week, ESPN RISE will have several items pertaining to the NIKE Orlando Combine and Elite 11. For complete coverage of the event be sure to check ESPN RISE daily.
Born: December 23, 1992 Favorite TV show: Family Guy What's in my iPod: Drake and Lil' Wayne iPhone or Blackberry: iPhone Mac or PC: PC Dream car: Maybach Dream date: Hawaii Dream college: Florida Favorite vacation spot: Nassau Bahamas Favorite meal: Shrimp pasta Favorite movie: Freedom Writers Favorite sports team: Gators What I'm reading: N/A
On my bedroom walls: Pictures of late aunt Rose Richardson and Mom along with a Nike Bomb Squad poster featuring Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward and Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson One thing I'd grab from my burning house: Aunt Rose picture Worst habit: Biting fingernails Most embarrassing moment: In 4th grade I won the most athletic award at my elementary school, Nathan B. Young, and when I accepted the trophy I tripped and fell. The trophy went falling and I was so embarrassed. Love to trade places for a day with: Actress Lauren London's boyfriend My heroes: Allen Iverson Talent I'd most like to have: To be a writer Favorite athlete to watch: Percy Harvin Pregame ritual: Listen to iPod Best player ever competed against: Hialeah (Hialeah, Fla.) junior RB Jerron Seymour Goal for the season: Break the Miami-Dade County touchdown and receiving yards record Biggest rival: Miami Central Best advice from a coach: Miramar coach Emmitt Griffin told me, "No matter where you come from and what circumstances you're under you can make it and be successful."