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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.

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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."