No. 21 Da'Rick Rogers


Published: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, June 25, 2012 at 10:43 p.m.

Gatorsports.com counts down the Top 25 players in the Southeastern Conference.




No. 21 DA'RICK ROGERS

Tennessee junior wide receiver

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 208 lbs.

Why he's No. 21: This big, fast, explosive wide receiver emerged as one of the SEC's elite offensive players in 2011, catching 67 passes for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns, while averaging 15.5 yards per reception. He was an AP All-SEC selection and is a strong preseason All-America candidate in 2012.

College career: In 2011, Rogers became only the sixth Vol to produce a 1,000-yard receiving season. For his career, Rogers has 78 receptions for 1,207 yards and 11 touchdowns and has averaged 15.5 yards a catch.

Fun fact: Rogers had a huge season in 2011 despite not having his running mate at wide receiver — Justin Hunter — for most of the season. After Hunter went down with a knee injury in the Florida game early in the year, defensive secondaries focused on Rogers, who still managed to put up huge numbers. With the return of Hunter this season, Rogers should be one of the nation's top playmakers at WR.

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