James Rodgers underwent two knee surgeries after suffering the year-ending knee injury while scoring a touchdown in OSU's upset victory at then No. 9 Arizona 29-27 on Oct. 9, 2010. He was granted a fifth year of eligibility as he was eligible per NCAA rules for a medical hardship.
There was some talk about how if he was sidelined much longer, Rodgers may try to get a sixth year and come back in 2012 instead. That's no longer in the thinking around Corvallis, and Rodgers will have 10 games this season to make his mark as a senior.
The Richmond, Texas native is a two-time All-Pac-10 Conference selection as a receiver and returner, and has also earned third team All-America honors. He is fourth at OSU for career receiving yards with 2,064 and third for receptions with 177. He holds the school record for all-purpose yards with 5,784, which currently ranks fourth among active FBS players.
Approximately 500 tickets remain for Saturday's game and are available by calling 1-800-Go-BEAVS, by visiting the OSU Ticket Office during normal business hours or online at osubeavers.com.
Kickoff is set for 12:38 p.m. in a game that is being televised nationally by Prime Ticket and Fox College Sports, and is also available on Beaver Nation Online via osubeavers.com except in the state of California.
All systems are 'Go' for James Rodgers
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