InstantScouting 2016 NAIA All-American Interview: Jesse Rogers

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Jesse Rogers, a senior from Wichita, Kansas posted a remarkable senior season earning a spot on the InstantScouting 2016 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-American Team.

Rogers finished the 2016 season leading the country in rushing at 163.9 yards per game. In KCAC games, Rogers averaged 176.8 yards per game on the ground. He was a unanimous First Team All-KCAC selection.

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InstantScouting: What is your name?

JR: Jesse Rogers

InstantScouting: What is your Height/Weight?

JR: Height 5’8, Weight 205

InstantScouting: What is your position? 

JR: Running Back

InstantScouting: Where are you from? 

JR: Wichita, Kansas

InstantScouting: Who is your biggest inspiration? Why?

JR: Both my mother and father are my inspirations because they have always been with me through everything in life no matter how I felt. They worked very hard to get to where they are at today, and they always taught me to work hard for everything.

InstantScouting: What are you looking to get out of your collegiate football experience?

JR: I wanted to play college football because my whole life I was always told I wouldn’t make it. I have always been told that I was never good enough. With having played 4 years of college football now I would like the opportunity to prove that I can play at the next level.

InstantScouting: What legacy do you want to leave when you are done playing college football?

JR: The legacy that I would like to leave when I am done playing football is that no matter how hard times get, you will always get through it. I work hard on and off the field to be the very best leader and teammate I can be. No matter who you are or what you look like, you can do anything.

InstantScouting: What separates you from other players at your position?

JR: What separates me from other players at my position is my work ethic. I can learn and adjust to any type offense/defense. Speed, quickness, and the ability to hit the hole hard. I am a game changer and my patience is remarkable.

InstantScouting: List 3 things you feel you need in order to be successful in football?

JR: Three things I need to be successful in football are

1. God
2. Family
3. Devotion

InstantScouting: Which pro football player would you compare yourself to? Why?

JR: There are a couple different players that I would like to compare myself to

1. Ezekiel Elliott because of his tenacity and energy when he is running the ball
2. Le’Veon Bell because of his ability to be patient in the hole when he needs to then the explosiveness to hit it when he sees it.
3. Darren Sproles because of his versatility, quickness, and speed

InstantScouting: What is your greatest strength?

JR: My greatest strength is the ability to be a leader and relate to my teammates on and off the field. I feel that I can bring a team closer together, which will increase not just mine but the whole teams performance

InstantScouting: What do you feel you need to improve in the most?

JR: Just continue to work on the little things and staying consistent with dieting.

InstantScouting: What interesting fact would you want the world to know about you?

JR: I am 4th generation Jesse Rogers. My dads name is Jesse and so his father etc..

InstantScouting: What would you want professional teams to know about you?

JR: I have the ability to do whatever is asked of me and I believe anything can happen.


InstantScouting is a Canadian based independent global scouting service that is committed to helping aspiring athletes at the collegiate and free agent level showcase their abilities to all professional football teams in North America and Europe. We offer coaches and professional scouts the opportunity to view some of the best football talent from around the world right from their computers.

InstantScouting has selected its second All-American & All-Canadian team and currently selects teams in FCS, Division 2, Division 3, NAIA & U Sports. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the scouts who work to create professional football opportunities for athletes. With over 400 active pro teams on, the interview will give team personnel a little bit more information regarding the athlete’s character.

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