August 25, 2006

Introducing Mr. Rogers

MADISON, Wis. - Jim Thorpe Award watch list. Check. Lott Trophy watch list. Check.

Observers of football around the country are aware of University of Wisconsin senior free safety Roderick Rogers. But do they really know him?

Probably not.

That's because the 6-foot-2, 187-pounder is one of 11 important cogs expected to make the Badgers' seemingly potent defense run.

It's tough to pick out just one player because, the Badgers' defense consists of too many top-level players to count. Even the backups could be starters elsewhere, although the secondary is top-heavy and headlined by Rogers.

He's more than an athletic specimen, though. The kid gets the game of football.

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