Virginia Tech fullback Sam Rogers was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the sixth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday
What a road it has been for Virginia Tech fullback Sam Rogers.
From joining the Hokies as a walk-on four years ago, to earning a scholarship and a spot as a starter on the Virginia Tech offense, Rogers’ years of hard work have paid off, as he reached one more goal on Saturday afternoon.
NFL Draft pick.
Rogers had his lifelong dream realized on Saturday when he was selected in the sixth round by the Los Angeles Rams as pick 206 overall. Rogers is expected to be in the mix as a power runner in that offense, spelling Todd Gurley, who is the team’s primary back.
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Rogers finished his career at Virginia Tech with 692 yards rushing and four touchdowns, as well as 72 catches for 802 yards and seven touchdowns. He was the heart and soul of the Hokies offense for the entirety of his four years in Blacksburg, becoming a fan favorite in the process.
The 5’11” 230 lbs. Rogers made headway with his surprising versatility as a power back, as well as a reliable receiver out of the backfield. Despite his size, he made plenty of guys miss in the open field, especially in his senior year, where he made game changing plays against Miami and Virginia.
The Los Angeles Rams are getting a very durable player in Rogers, who participated in every game over his four years in Blacksburg. Rogers played in 53 games total, which included 25 starts. Despite only starting in a little under half of his games, he was a major piece in many of the contests in which he did not start, as he was a prominent member of the running back rotation for the duration of his time with the Hokies.
Rogers should be a solid power back in the NFL, with his versatility and blocking prowess serving as a pillar to NFL offenses for years to come.