| Shaun Rogers
6-4 · 320
LaPorte, Texas (LaPorte)
Selected in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions ... saw action in 44 career games, including 23 starting assignments ... played in three bowl games (1999-2000 Cotton Bowl; 2000 Holiday Bowl) ... won the 2000 UT "Whatever It Takes" Award ... was voted first-team All-Big 12 and UT Most Improved Defensive Player in 1999.
Played in 10 games, including the Holiday Bowl against No. 8 Oregon, and started seven games ... voted second-team All-Big 12 by the Houston Chronicle ... was limited for much of the season due to a high ankle sprain he sustained against Houston ... missed the Oklahoma State and Oklahoma games due to the injury ... finished the regular season with 44 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 14 TFLs and 16 pressures ... helped lead a Longhorn defense that led the nation in pass efficiency defense (88.3), ranked seventh nationally in total defense (278.3 ypg), 11th in scoring defense (17.9 ppg), 12th in rushing defense (94.0 ypg) and 17th in passing defense (184.3 ypg) ... shared UT's Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the 2000 season opener against UL-Lafayette (eight tackles, three TFLs, one sack, three QB pressures) ... posted six tackles, two TFLs and three QB pressures at Stanford ... had four tackles, one sack and two QB pressures in one half of action against Houston before leaving with a high ankle sprain ... returned to action at Colorado after missing the previous two games and registered six tackles, one QB pressure and one pass knocked down ... had five tackles, two TFLs and a QB pressure at Kansas ... registered five tackles, two TFLs and a QB pressure against No. 22 Texas A&M... posted 14 tackles, four TFLs and three QB pressures in the final two games of the regular season (at Kansas, No. 22 Texas A&M) ... recorded six tackles and a sack for five yards in the Holiday Bowl against Oregon.
Played in all 14 games, including the Cotton Bowl, and started 12 games ... voted first-team All-Big 12 selection ... tabbed UT's Most Improved Defensive Player ... led a defense that ranked 17th nationally in rushing defense (105.7), 12th in pass efficiency defense (101.6 rating) and sixth in total defense (286.6) ... allowed just three 100-yard rushers in 13 games and held seven teams to less than 100 yards on the ground ... posted a team-high 27 tackles for loss (-84 yards), which also ranked second in single-season totals in UT history ... tied for second with 24 QB pressures and tied for fourth on the team with 80 tackles ... also ranked second in sacks (5.5 for 33 yards) ... teamed with Casey Hampton to form UT's first DT duo on the first-team all-league squad since Ray Dowdy and Greg Ploetz earned All-SWC honors in 1971 ... posted three TFLs and a sack despite battling the flu in the Cotton Bowl against Arkansas ... recorded a career-high 10 tackles, along with three TFLs and one QB pressure at No. 24 Texas A&M ... posted nine tackles, a career-high five TFLs and one QB pressure against No. 3 Nebraska, which entered the game with the sixth-best rushing attack in the nation ... that performance earned him UT's Mike Campbell "Across the Bow" Award ... did not start against Oklahoma because UT opened in a dime package ... still posted a pair of tackles and three QB pressures against the Sooners in limited action ... tallied eight stops and a pair of TFLs against No. 13 Kansas State ... recorded eight tackles, three QB pressures, and tied a career-best with two sacks at Rutgers to garner his first Mike Campbell Award.
Played in all 12 games, including the Cotton Bowl, at defensive tackle ... started the final three contests ... was ninth on the team with 42 tackles (21 solo), fourth on the squad with three sacks and third with 12 TFLs ... ranked second on the team in QB pressures (12) and passes batted down (seven) ... turned in a season-best three TFLs and three QB pressures against Iowa State ... had a season-high six stops as Texas limited No. 6 Texas A&M to minus-seven yards on 25 carries in a 26-24 victory ... had six tackles and a career-high two sacks against Oklahoma ... had a sack in Texas' 20-16 upset at No. 7 Nebraska, snapping the Husker's 47-game home winning streak.
Played in eight games at defensive tackle as a true freshman ... did not remove his redshirt until the fourth game (Oklahoma State) ... posted 33 tackles, two sacks and two QB pressures ... posted a season-high eight stops against Oklahoma ... had seven tackles at Oklahoma State and six stops at Baylor ... recorded his first career sack at Missouri.
Coached by Forrest Wiegand at LaPorte High ... played both offensive and defensive line ... also started in basketball.
Born 3/12/79 in Houston, Texas ... full name is Shaun Christopher O'Shea Rogers ... majored in sport management ... his father, Ernie, played at Rice (1975-78) and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys.
Year G/GS TT (Solo) Sacks TFL QBP PBU FC FR High
2000 9/6 44 (24) 3.5 (-31) 14 (-56) 16 1 0 0 9/A&M
1999 13/12 80 (43) 5.5 (-33) 27 (-84) 24 2 0 0 10/A&M
1998 11/2 42 (21) 3 (-34) 12 (-50) 12 0 1 0 6/3x
1997 8/0 33 (20) 2 (-8) 0 (0) 2 0 0 0 8/OU
Career 41/20 199 (108) 14 (-106) 53 (-190) 54 3 1 0 10/A&M
Tackles: 10 at Texas A&M (Jr.)
Sacks: 2 vs. Oklahoma (So.); at Rutgers (Jr.)
Tackles For Loss: 5 vs. Nebraska (Jr.)
QB Pressures: 4 at Oklahoma State (Jr.)