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James Rodgers (American football)

James Rodgers
Rodgers in 2013
No. 80     Montreal Alouettes
Wide receiver / Kickoff returner
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-12-20) December 20, 1988
Place of birth: Richmond, Texas
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Oregon State
Undrafted in 2012
Debuted in 2014 for the Montreal Alouettes
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at
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James Rodgers (born December 20, 1988) is a Canadian football wide receiver who is currently a member of the Montreal Alouettes Canadian Football League (CFL). He signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football for Oregon State University.

High school career

Rodgers attended Lamar Consolidated High School in Richmond, Texas, where he played wide receiver and free safety. Rodgers was the 2005 and 2006 District MVP and First Team All-State. He was also a star basketball and track athlete.[3]

College career

Rodgers in a game vs. Louisville in 2010.

On October 9, 2010, Rodgers suffered a knee injury while playing against the University of Arizona. Earlier, he also suffered a concussion playing against Boise State. Rodgers was eligible to medical redshirt and play another year. James Rodgers had 222 catches in his Oregon State career and currently stands in second place on the school’s all-time list. James finished his career as one of the greatest receivers and all-purpose players in Oregon State history ... established a school record with 222 career receptions, including an OSU record 91 catches in 2009 ... set the Oregon State career record with 6,377 all-purpose yards ... the first player in OSU history with 1,000 yards rushing and 2,000 yards receiving and one of three (Pat Chaffey and Jacquizz Rodgers) with 1,000 & 1,000 ... a regular on the Biletnikoff Award (top receiver) and Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player) Watch Lists ... came up 36 yards short of setting OSU career record for kick return yardage with 2,124 ... 19 touchdown receptions tied for third in OSU history ... 24.7 yards per kickoff return during his career ranks sixth in OSU history ... 13.7 yards per punt return during his career is the OSU record ... made at least one catch in the last 41 straight games in which he played ... owns three of OSU's top-10 single game all-purpose yards records, including No. 1 with 303 at Oregon in 2009 ... fourth at OSU for career receiving yards with 2,582 ... injured in Oct. 9, 2010 game at Arizona, suffering a left knee injury that forced him to have season-ending surgery

Track and field

Rodgers was also a track star at Oregon State University. He competed in the 100 meters and the 200 meters, posting personal bests of 10.33 seconds and 22.05 seconds.

Personal bests

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
100 meters 10.45 Houston, Texas May 2, 2009
200 meters 22.00 Houston, Texas May 16, 2009

Professional career

2012 NFL Combine

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 8 in 184 lb 4.61 s 1.51 s 2.57 s 4.23 s 6.93 s 37 in 9 ft 8 in 19 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[4]

Atlanta Falcons

Rodgers signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in April 30, 2012.[5] He was later released August 31, 2012. On September 12, he was later signed to the Falcons' practice squad, where he spent the entire season.[6]

After he was waived again for final roster before the start of the 2013 season, but was re-signed to the practice squad.[7]

Montreal Alouettes

Rodgers was signed to the Montreal Alouettes' practice roster on August 6, 2014.[8]


Rodgers is the nephew of retired safety Michael Lewis.[9] He is the older brother of Jacquizz Rodgers, current Atlanta Falcons running back, who he was also teammates with during his tenure at Oregon State.


  1. ^ "Pac-10 Announces All-Conference Football Awards". December 8, 2008. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Masoli, Mohamed and Costa Named Pac-10 Football Players of the Week". November 23, 2009. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Player Bio: James Rodgers". Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Christine Michael, DS #7 RB, Texas A&M". NFL Draft Scout Player Profiles. Archived from the original on August 13, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ Smith, Michael (April 30, 2012). "Falcons’ undrafted free agents include James Rodgers". Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  6. ^ Adams, Jay (September 12, 2012). "WR Jamer Rodgers Added to Practice Squad". Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  7. ^ Smith, Michael (September 1, 2013). "Jacquizz Rodgers’ brother returns to Falcons’ practice squad". Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  8. ^ "ALOUETTES ADD RECEIVER JAMES RODGERS TO PRACTICE ROSTER". August 6, 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "James Rodgers". Official Site of Oregon State Athletics. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 

External links

  • OSU Beavers football bio
  • Atlanta Falcons bio
  • Montreal Alouettes profile Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
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