5 things to know about Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers

Landon Bost
Mississippi Clarion Ledger
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Mississippi State freshman quarterback Will Rogers made his debut against Kentucky on Saturday.

Here are five things to know about Rogers.  

Mentee of Gardner Minshew

Rogers attended Brandon High School in Mississippi, the same school as Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew.

Rogers' father, Wyatt, is the school's offensive coordinator.

As a 10-year-old, Rogers watched the breakout game Minshew had as a freshman after the starting quarterback left with an injury.

“As he moved up and kept playing quarterback he’d ask me questions and I’d help in any way I could,” Minshew told the Clarion Ledger. “That relationship grew through my high school time and it just kept getting stronger.”

Mississippi State freshman quarterback Will Rogers will have some time to learn behind graduate senior K.J. Costello and sophomore Garrett Shrader.

Familiar with the air raid

Mississippi State first-year coach Mike Leach brought the high-power, aerial assault with him to Starkville.

Rogers ran the air raid offense in high school. With his father calling the plays, he threw for 9,093 yards and 79 passes at Brandon.

A Dandy Dozen

Rogers was selected to the Clarion Ledger’s Dandy Dozen in 2019.

From an SEC family

Rogers' entire family attended SEC schools.

Anna Grace, his older sister, graduated from Ole Miss and is currently a graduate student at Southern Miss.

Why No. 2?

 He wears the No. 2 jersey in honor of former New York Yankees infielder and Miami Marlins chief executive Derek Jeter.

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