NEW YORK, N.Y. – On the final day of the 2013 National Football League (NFL) Draft Cal Lutheran senior wide receiver Eric Rogers went undrafted, but received phone calls as a priority free agent from a half a dozen teams before he settled on the Dallas Cowboys.
Joining the Cowboys in contacting the 6-foot-3, 206-pound Duarte, Calif. native were the Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
As a Cowboys fan for the last decade, today was absolutely a dream come true for Rogers.
“I am definitely floating up with the stars right now,” he shared as he made an appearance at the 2013 SCIAC Track & Field Championship Meet. “Everything I have worked for has paid off and I am looking forward to the opportunity to continue to prove myself on the football field.”
In two weeks he will travel to Dallas to take part in a Rookie Mini Camp. From there it will be on to an all-team camp and if all goes well, which is the plan, Rogers will return to Southern California in August for summer training camp in Oxnard.
On March 11, Rogers performed for scouts from nearly a dozen of the 32 NFL teams during the CLU Pro Day held in William Rolland Stadium and the Forest Fitness Center.
Over the last four years Rogers rewrote the CLU record books for both single-season and career records, breaking seven different Kingsmen marks en route to earning 2012 SCIAC Player of the Year, First Team All-West Region and All-America accolades.
This year he grabbed 61 catches for 868 yards and 15 touchdowns while averaging 124 yards per game through the air and 14.2 yards per catch. He also added four rushes for 57 yards, to average an identical 14.2 yards per carry. The versatile senior also threw a pair of passes, one for a 26 yard touchdown.
Overall, he became the Cal Lutheran all-time leading receiver with 91 catches for 1,298 yards and 18 touchdowns, pushing his career total to 45 TDs, breaking the old scoring record by 34 points.
The four year letter-winner earned First Team All-SCIAC honors in 2011 and 2010 while earning Second Team in 2009. Rogers was part of four consecutive SCIAC championships teams and the Kingsmen never lost a league contest during his career.