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51 Justin Rogers LB
Justin Rogers was born August 31, 1983 ... Two-time All-District first-team selection at Commerce High School (Greenville, Texas) ... Member of the Herald Banner Dream Team ... Helped team win state football championship in 1999 and 2001 ... Also competed in baseball, basketball and track ... Selected All-District in baseball ... Is an avid hunter ... Was an economics major at Southern Methodist.
Justin Rogers was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.
Played in 43 games with 33 starts for Southern Methodist ... Totaled 184 tackles (117 solo) and 32 tackles for loss ... Recorded 19.5 career sacks, five forced fumbles and a blocked kick ... His 19.5 sacks rank second in school history. 2006 (Senior): Earned first-team All-Conference USA honors ... Led the team with 9.5 sacks, a mark that ranked 13th in the nation and second in Conference USA ... Recorded 59 tackles (41 solo) ... His 15 tackles for loss ranked second on the team, 17th in the nation and third in Conference USA ... Helped anchor an SMU defense that ranked as tops in the conference in rushing defense, sacks and tackles-for-loss. 2005 (Junior): A force on the Mustang defensive line ... Earned second-team All-Conference USA honors ... Shared SMU Defensive MVP honors with Rolando Humphrey and Joe Sturdivant ... Led Conference USA in sacks with seven and ranked in the top 10 in tackles-for-loss and forced fumbles ... Had 64 total stops on the year to go along with 10.5 tacklefor- loss and three forced fumbles ... Had eight-tackle games against Tulane and UTEP and seven-stop efforts against Marshall, Tulsa and Rice ... Also had two-sack games against the Green Wave and Miners ... Blocked a kick in the TCU win. 2004 (Sophomore): Started the first nine games of the season before missing the last two due to injury ... Tied for the team lead with 2.5 sacks ... Had 27 total tackles, 5.5 for loss ... Had six stops at Rice ... Had a team-season-high two sacks against Tulsa. 2003 (Freshman): Saw playing time in all 12 games, starting two at defensive end ... Had 34 tackles ... Notched six stops in games at San Jose State and Tulsa. 2002 (Redshirt): Sat out the season as a redshirt.