The following is a question and answer session with his head coach, Jim Rankin.
Q: Chris was listed at 6-3, 225 as a junior. How big is he now?
Rankin: He is 6-3, 240 lbs. We have not timed him in the 40-yard dash, but he has excellent speed.
Q: How many years has he started?
Rankin: Chris is a two-year starter. He started as a sophomore on defense.
Q: What position are the colleges recruiting him most for?
Rankin: Some want him for defensive end, some for tight end. I would say it's about even right now.
Q: What were his stats as a junior?
Rankin: First off, he had a 40-yard average as our punter. At tight end, he caught 14 passes for 278 yards for a 19.9 average per catch. His long reception was for 69 yards. He also had 4 receiving TD's.
At defensive end, he totaled 50 tackles, 30 solo, and 20 assists. He caused 2 fumbles and also had two fumbles recoveries. He also registered 8 sacks and 13 tackles for a loss.
Q: Does he plan on attending any summer camps?
Rankin: Yes, but he hasn't decided which ones as of yet.
Q: What are Chris Rogers' strengths on offense and defense?
Rankin: On defense, he is very quick. He anticipates plays very well and is quick off the ball. He is a very good athlete overall. On offense, he has soft hands and runs very well. He is also a strong blocker at the point of attack.
Thank you to coach Jim Rankin for taking the time to talk to PittInsiders.com, and best of luck in the upcoming season to Chris Rogers and the Tigers!