CFL: 4th season
Stamps: 4th season
Games played through 2018
Regular season: 28 (9 with Cgy. in 2018, 17 with Cgy. in 2015, 2 with Cgy. in 2014)
Playoffs: 4 (1 with Cgy. in 2018, 2 with Cgy. in 2015, 1 with Cgy. in 2014)
Grey Cup: 2 (with Cgy. in 2014 and 2018)
Grey Cup wins: 2 (with Cgy. in 2014 and 2018)
Signed as a free agent on June 7, 2018.
Calgary originally signed Rogers as a free agent on July 7, 2014. He signed with the Ottawa Redblacks on Feb. 13, 2014, and he was released on Apr. 16, 2014. Rogers signed with the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on Apr. 28, 2013, and he attended training camp. He then signed with the Arena Football League’s Portland Thunder. Rogers signed with the San Francisco 49ers on Jan. 20, 2016, but he missed the entire 2016 NFL season after injuring his knee in training camp. He was waived by the 49ers on May 2, 2017.
(Calgary) Rogers, whose first stint in Calgary ended when he left to pursue an NFL opportunity, rejoined the Stampeders in training camp. He played nine regular-season games and made eight starts, recording 36 catches for 499 yards and five touchdowns. Rogers had a pair of 100-yard games – in Toronto in Week 2 and at home against Montreal in Week 6 – and he was second on the club with 21 receptions to convert second downs. He was a standout in the Western Final as he had six catches for 61 yards and a franchise-playoff-record three touchdowns to help the Stamps defeat Winnipeg. Rogers added six receptions – including three second-down conversions – for 64 yards in Calgary’s Grey Cup victory over Ottawa.
(Calgary) Rogers started 17 games and finished as the CFL’s leading receiver with 87 catches for 1,448 yards and 10 touchdowns. He had a six-game touchdown streak from July 13 – Aug. 22. He was the team’s leading receiver in Games 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 12 and 16 and has had five 100-yard games. On Sept. 18 he was the first CFL receiver that season to reach 1,000 yards and became the first Stamp to crack the 1,000-yard milestone after 12 games since Ken-Yon Rambo in 2008. He had a career-high 152 receiving yards on Aug. 29 against Winnipeg. He finished the season with 13 catches of 30 yards or more and was among the leaders in receptions (87), yards after catch (399) and second-down conversions (28). He made at least four catches in 15 of the 17 games he played and had at least 60 yards on 15 occasions. Rogers started the Western Semi-Final where he had four catches for 71 yards and two touchdowns and also started in the Western Final where he had three catches for 117 yards and a touchdown. He was named a West Division and CFL all-star.
(Calgary) Rogers played two games (two starts), making his CFL debut on Oct. 24 against Saskatchewan and getting into the lineup again on Nov. 7 against BC. He recorded nine catches for 149 yards and two touchdowns. He began the season on the practice roster. Rogers started the Western Final and had three catches for 60 yards and two touchdowns. He also started in the Grey Cup where he was the team’s leading receiver with five catches for 108 yards.
First CFL game: Oct. 24, 2014, vs Saskatchewan
First touchdown catch: Nov. 7, 2014, at BC
Clutch performer: Has eight touchdowns in six career playoff games
Record-holder: Set Stamps single-game playoff record with three touchdowns in 2018 Western Final
Career high: 152 receiving yards on Aug. 29, 2015, at Winnipeg
League leader: 1,448 receiving yards in 2015
West Division all-star: 2015
CFL all-star: 2015
Rogers set several school records at California Lutheran as he caught 220 passes during his career with the Kingsmen for 3,461 yards and 41 touchdowns. During his senior season in 2012, he made 91 catches for 1,298 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was a three-time Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference all-star selection and was named the conference’s offensive player of the year in 2012.
Rogers competed in football, basketball and track and field at Charter Oak High School in Covina, Calif. He also participated in track and field at California Lutheran.