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Name: Will Rogers 
College: Mississippi State     Number: 2
Height: 6-2   Weight: 210
Position: QB  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: Jr/2024

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 Data Scout Notes: 2022: PMaxwell/PDaveyOBrien...2021: NAC...2020: NAC...505-683-4739-36-9-73.9 pass, 62--97--1.6-0 rush, 1--4--4.0-0 rec in 13 gms in '21. 239-346-1976-11-7-69.1 pass, 30--41--1.4-1 rush in 6 sts, 9 gms in '20.


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  2022 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: Will Rogers, Mississippi State,...as a sophomore in 2021 Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers (6-2, 210) Started all 13 games...Led the SEC in passing yards per game (364.5)...Finished third in the FBS in total passing yards (4,739)...His 4,739 passing yards were the third most in SEC single-season history...Ranked second in the SEC and seventh in the nation in passing touchdowns (36)...Joined 2019 Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow of LSU as the only quarterbacks in college football over the last 22 seasons to throw for 4,700+ yards and 35+ touchdowns while completing at least 73 percent of passes. - Mississippi State Football

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  2022 PRESEASON DAVEY O'BRIEN NATIONAL QUARTERBACK AWARD WATCH LIST: Will Rogers, Mississippi State, Jr., 6-2, 210, Brandon, Miss.,...As a sophomore in 2021, Rogers led the SEC in passing yards per game (364.5) and finished third in the FBS in total passing yards (4,739). His 4,739 passing yards were the third most in SEC single-season history, while he ranked second in the SEC and seventh in the nation in passing touchdowns (36). After breaking nearly every freshman passing mark in MSU history in 2020, Rogers broke 25 more records during his sophomore season in 2021, including Dak Prescott's records for single-season total offense, passing yards and passing touchdowns that Prescott set as a fourth-year junior and fifth-year senior. Rogers finished the 2021 the regular season with a streak of 10 straight 300-plus yard passing games. - Mississippi State Football

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  Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach has received a two-year contract extension, MSU confirmed Tuesday morning. Leach's new contract now runs through the 2025 season, a four-year term that is the longest allowable by Mississippi law. His original deal was for four years at $5 million per season. The former Texas Tech and Washington State coach has gone 11-13 in two seasons in Starkville, making a bowl game in 2020 and 2021.

The Bulldogs beat Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl in Leach's first year and lost to Texas Tech in the Liberty Bowl last December. Leach's extension comes ahead of what could be a promising year for the Bulldogs, who return quarterback Will Rogers and a host of talent on offense and defense. MSU showed some of its potential last season, winning games against NC State, Texas A&M, Kentucky and Auburn. But a tough schedule could limit Mississippi State's success in 2022. - The Dispatch


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  Will Rogers believes Mississippi State's football team is ready to take the next step into becoming a Southeastern Conference championship contender in 2022. The junior quarterback said they will have to become more consistent. Mississippi State had a 7-6 record with a 34-7 loss to Texas Tech in the Liberty Bowl last season. "You just have to take it a week at a time," Rogers said while working as a camp counselor at the Manning Passing Academy at Nicholls in Thibodaux on Friday. "We're trying to be consistent and more efficient. There were some games last year we probably should have won, which is why they say you have to take it week in and week out and one game at a time. "If we do that and we're able to compete every single week, then I think we'll have a pretty good chance."

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Rogers played in 13 games as a sophomore last year. He passed for 4,739 yards, 36 touchdowns, nine interceptions and 364.5 yards per game. He completed 74% of his passes. Rogers said working in Mississippi State coach Mike Leach's "Air-Raid" offense system has helped him improve. "I'm going on my third year with Coach Leach," Rogers said. "He's done a good job of coaching me and teaching me things. We're looking forward to a big year. I hope we can put up a lot of points and score a lot." As he prepares for the season, Rogers said he has worked to improve his techniques both physically and mentality. He spent time working with David Morris of QB Country in Mobile, Alabama. - The Clarion Ledger


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  Leach repeatedly reminded those who criticized Will Rogers last season of the quarterback's youth. When Rogers took the field in a mid-October loss against Alabama, he was a game shy of a full season's worth of career starts. Leach noted that in his push for patience, and it showed in the latter half of the season. Rogers wound up breaking numerous Mississippi State single-season passing records and built a name for himself.

There will be few excuses in place for Rogers heading into the 2022 season, and he knows it. "The pressure can build up sometimes, but I try not to hear the outside noise," Rogers said. "Coach Leach says all the time to ignore the noise. That's gonna be my goal for this season, probably just to shut off social media. I don't wanna see the good, the bad. I don't wanna see any of it." FanDuel has Rogers at No. 22 in its Heisman betting lines, just a couple spots behind Alabama linebacker Will Anderson - a potential No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. The odds are lofty (+8,000) but it's a testament to how his name has grown in national conversations. He was the undisputed starting quarterback during spring practice and will be moving forward. The question is if his game can continue to progress with reps. - The Clarion Ledger


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  Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers broke Dak Prescott's single-season program record for passing touchdowns on the Bulldogs' first drive Saturday against Tennessee State. Then he surpassed Prescott's mark in passing yards on their second possession. And he was far from done. Rogers threw for 391 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to a 55-10 rout of the Tigers on Saturday in Starkville. "I think it was kind of a tough time to play us and not such a bad time to play them," said Bulldogs head coach Mike Leach, who picked up his 150th career win. Mississippi State (7-4, 4-3 SEC) clinched bowl eligibility last week with a comeback win at Auburn and won Saturday for the fourth time in five games. The Bulldogs looked sharp in their tune-up before Thursday's Egg Bowl rivalry game with Ole Miss.

Austin Williams caught three touchdown passes from Rogers, who finished 28-of-34 passing. Rogers also hit Makai Polk and Malik Heath for touchdowns, while Jo'quavious Marks and Dillon Johnson each rushed for scores. Rogers' 21-yard toss to Williams to cap a strong opening drive was the sophomore signal-caller's 30th touchdown of the year, while an 8-yard pass to Jamire Calvin on the second series pushed him past the 3,793 passing yards Prescott posted in 2015. Rogers finished the game with 4,113 yards with one regular-season game and a bowl game remaining. "Anytime to have your name in the same company as Dak Prescott, it's pretty incredible," Rogers said. "I never really imagined that would happen." Rogers threw six touchdowns with no interceptions last week at Auburn to lead the Bulldogs to the 25-point comeback win. He's now thrown 34 touchdown passes against eight interceptions this season. - Mississippi State/AP College Football


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  NOV 15 SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Will Rogers, QB, Mississippi State,...Completed 44 of 55 passes for 415 yards and a school-record 6 touchdowns with no interceptions...Named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week...Led MSU to its largest comeback in school history over No. 17 Auburn (25 points) by helping MSU score 40 unanswered points...Completed passes to 10 different receivers...Broke the school record with a career-high six touchdown passes...Completed 44 passes, which ranks fifth in school history. (Holds each of the top five and eight of the top nine single-game totals.)...Passed for 415 yards, marking his fourth 400-yard passing game of the year (most in MSU history)...Became the first SEC passer since at least 2000 with 400 passing yards, six passing touchdowns and zero interceptions while completing at least 80 percent of his passes...Moved to second in MSU single-season history with 3,722 yards...Set the school record for single-season completions with 407 this year...Tied the MSU single-season record with 29 passing touchdowns this season, matching Dak Prescott (2015). - SEC Football

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  NOV 14 WALTER CAMP NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: WILL ROGERS, MISSISSIPPI STATE, Sophomore, Quarterback, Brandon, Miss./Brandon HS,...Will Rogers threw for 415 yards (44-of-55) and six touchdowns as Mississippi State came-from-behind to defeat 17th-ranked Auburn, 43-34. Rogers completed passes to ten different receivers as the Bulldogs (6-4, 4-3 in SEC) became bowl eligible for the 12th straight season. - The Walter Camp Football Foundation

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  Will Rogers threw for 415 yards and six touchdowns, and Mississippi State beat No. 16 Auburn 43-34 on Saturday. Auburn (6-4, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) scored touchdowns on its first four possessions and led 28-3 midway through the second quarter. But Mississippi State (6-4, 4-3) rallied, scoring 40 unanswered points behind Rogers' arm. "I think the biggest thing is that we didn't get discouraged by the first half, which should have been easy to do," Mississippi State coach Mike Leach said. "That first half, I thought we kind of played tentatively and played not to lose. Then we played aggressively. We played faster." Rogers completed 44 of 54 passes, connecting with 10 different Bulldogs. Jaden Walley had seven catches for 87 yards, and Jakai Polk finished with 61 yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions.

Mississippi State was held to just one field goal on its first three drives. Then Rogers threw for his six touchdowns on the Bulldogs' next seven drives. He only had three incompletions after the first quarter. "I felt like we all were just doing a good job," Rogers said of his second half. "The o-line did a good job of blocking. (Auburn) played a lot of man coverage today, and the receivers were doing a great job of getting off with their routes. It's kind of crazy to think I completed that many, because some of those were contested. I've got to give a lot of credit to my receivers." - Mississippi State/AP College Football


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  NOV 1 SEC CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Will Rogers, QB, Mississippi State,...Broke the school record for single-season completions with 327 this year. (Previous: 316, Dak Prescott (2015). Has 566 career completions, which is second in MSU history. School record: 734, Dak Prescott (2012-15)...Completed an SEC record 92.3 percent (36-of-39) of his attempts (min. 30 comp.). (Previous: 91.2 percent (31-of-34) by Josh Dobbs (Tennessee) vs. Vanderbilt (2016). Previous MSU Record (min. 35 att.): 83.0 percent (39-of-47) by Will Rogers, Louisiana Tech (Sept. 4, 2021). Came one completion shy of the NCAA single-game completion percentage record for a minimum of 40 attempts. NCAA Record: 90.9 percent by Seth Doege (40-of-44), Texas Tech, Sept. 17, 2011 vs. New Mexico. o Averaged 8.8 yards per attempt.)...Logged his seventh 300-yard passing games this season, which ties the MSU single-season record set by Dak Prescott in 2015...Recorded his ninth career 300-yard passing game, which is tied with Dak Prescott (2012-15) for the Bulldogs' career record. - SEC Football

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  Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers could do no wrong Saturday night, setting a Southeastern Conference record for completion percentage to help the Bulldogs steamroll their way to another big victory. The sophomore quarterback completed 92% of his passes - 36 of 39 - which is an SEC record for any game with 30-plus attempts. Dillon Johnson ran for two touchdowns and Mississippi State scored 14 points off of four Kentucky turnovers to beat the No. 12 Wildcats 31-17 on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs (5-3, 3-2) came up big with three interceptions of Will Levis and a fumble recovery. They turned a third-quarter fumble and pickoff into consecutive touchdowns to put the game out of reach. "I thought it was huge," Mississippi State coach Mike Leach said. "Kentucky is really about control … maintaining control is something we've struggled with this year, so those obviously helped." Johnson had scoring runs of 9 and 1 yards and finished with 41 yards rushing on 11 carries. Jo'Quavious Marks rushed for 58 yards and a score. Levis was 17 of 28 for 150 yards and the Wildcats (6-2, 4-2) managed just 66 yards rushing in being outgained 438-216. "We didn't match the intensity. I felt like we got pushed around," Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said. "We were not able to run the ball. They ran the ball. They made competitive plays, approached, outcoached us, outplayed us in every area. So overall, just a very deflation defeat." - Mississippi State/AP College Football


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  OCT 4 SEC CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Will Rogers, QB, Mississippi State,...Led Mississippi State to a 26-22 win at No. 15 Texas A&M behind 408 yards passing and a career-high tying three touchdowns passing...Finished with 400+ yards passing and three touchdowns passing for the second time this season and is the only player in the SEC to accomplish that feat...Completed 78 percent of his passes (46 of 59)...Connected with nine different receivers on the night...Top target was Makai Polk who caught 13 passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns...Completed five passes of 20-plus-yards to five different receivers...His 46 completions were the third most in MSU single-game history...Completed 13 of his first 14 passes in the game...Was a perfect 7-of-7 passing on State' first touchdown drive in the first quarter...In his last three games, has gone 143-of-188 (.761) while averaging 381.3 yards with three touchdown passes in each contest. - SEC Football

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  Will Rogers threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns and Nathan Pickering sacked Zach Calzada in the end zone late for a safety in Mississippi State's 26-22 victory over No. 15 Texas A&M on Saturday night. Rogers was sacked twice, and the Bulldogs had two false start penalties that backed them up before Nolan Mccord's 49-yard field goal attempt sailed wide right with about eight minutes to go.

The Aggies cut the lead to two on a 44-yard field goal by Seth Small about two minutes later. Texas A&M (3-2, 0-2 Southeastern Conference) forced a punt to get a chance to take the lead. But Calzada, a backup in his third start, was taken down by Pickering on third down for the safety to extend the lead to 26-22 with about two minutes to go, and the Bulldogs ran out the clock to secure the victory. Makai Polk had 13 receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns to help Mississippi State (3-2, 1-1) snap a two-game skid. It's the second straight loss for the Aggies after they won their previous 11 games and is a huge blow to a team that entered the season with national championship hopes. - Mississippi State/AP College Football


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  Mississippi State coach Mike Leach hedged ever-so slightly, but all signs point to Will Rogers leading the Bulldogs onto the field as the starting quarterback in the season opener against Louisiana Tech. Leach said after Wednesday's practice that if "we were to play today, it would be Will." When asked whether another quarterback could supplant Rogers as the starter by the time Louisiana Tech visits Davis Wade Stadium on Sept. 4, Leach said: "It's hard to tell. Difficult to say. We'll see." Much of Leach's decision to choose Rogers as the quarterback for the coach's air raid offense comes down to Rogers' consistency, Leach said, edging him over the newcomers competing for the job. Rogers started six games last season, becoming the first quarterback in program history to record 30 or more completions in three straight games.

Rogers finished with 1,976 passing yards with 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions - although four of those giveaways came during his first three games, where he came off the bench to replace K.J. Costello. Once Costello suffered an injury against Alabama, Rogers took over the starting job on a permanent basis. As the starter, Rogers threw 10 touchdowns compared to three interceptions, and he averaged 227.7 yards per game through the air to go with a 69.2 completion percentage. - The Clarion Ledger


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  At this time last year, Will Rogers was at home during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic wondering when he'd finally be able to practice with newly hired Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach. Fast forward to the present and Rogers has played in five games under Leach, five of which he started. As a freshman, Rogers wasn't able to begin his journey last year around this time, but this year, he's taking it all in leading up to the maroon and white spring game on April 17, which is ultra important in the rising sophomore quarterback's growth. "The biggest thing I want him to do is do a great job of commanding the unit and elevating and moving the offense," Leach said. "I think he does a great job of that." And the things Leach wants Rogers to improve on? "I'd like to further polish and more efficiently run the plays that he's already relatively good at," Leach said. "Any plays he's not so quick at reacting to, I want to speed that up. Overall, I'd like to see the ball come off his hand a little quicker as far as when he sorts what he sees and puts it on him." Rogers is the only quarterback going through spring practices who has played in a game for Mississippi State. - The Clarion Ledger

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  Mississippi State has a quarterback competition on its hands. Speaking with reporters Thursday after the Bulldogs opened spring practices, head coach Mike Leach noticeably mentioned that incumbent starter Will Rogers will have to "earn" his job over a plethora of signal-callers, including Southern Miss transfer Jack Abraham. "He's one of those guys that's a self-starter when he works and you trip over him in the film room all the time," Leach said of Rogers. "So I mean, that's a good quality. He's got to win his job, too. That's what spring is all about. All the jobs are open, and then they find it out." While no frontrunner has been named, it's presumed Rogers heads into camp with the edge given the final two months of the 2020 season he had. - The Dispatch

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  True freshman Will Rogers scored his first rushing touchdown of the season and had a 13-yard TD pass to lead Mississippi State past No. 22 Tulsa 28-26 on Thursday in the Armed Forces Bowl. Jo'quavious Marks scored a rushing touchdown on the game's first possession and Emmanuel Forbes returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown for the Bulldogs (4-7), who finished the season with a second straight win in a game played at TCU's Amon G. Carter Stadium in steady rain and temperatures in the upper 30s.

Forbes' third-quarter touchdown was initially called back on an illegal blocking penalty, but the Big Ten Conference officiating crew reversed its ruling to a penalty on Tulsa. Deneric Prince and Corey Taylor II scored rushing touchdowns, Zach Smith had a 15-yard TD pass to Keylon Stokes and Zack Long kicked field goals of 27 and 33 yards for Tulsa (6-3, No. 24 CFP). - AP College Football


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  Will Rogers threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns to lead Mississippi State to a 51-32 victory over Missouri on Saturday. After weeks of floundering offensively, Mississippi State (3-7, 3-7 Southeastern Conference) finally got many of their young weapons working in tandem. The Bulldogs racked up 446 yards of total offense in the game, including a season-high 151 yards on the ground. Their previous high was 87 yards in a loss to Arkansas in the second game of the year.

Missouri (5-5, 5-5) logged 342 yards of total offense, but many of them after the outcome of the game was already decided, and they turned the ball over four times. This is the second-straight .500 finish for the Tigers. Mississippi State led 27-10 at the half and Jo'quavious Marks punched in another score on the opening drive of the third quarter. Marks had 12 rushes for 70 yards. Jaden Walley led all receivers with five catches for 129 yards. Rogers was 21 of 36 and had one interception. For the Tigers, Conner Bazelak was 22 of 38 for 225 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Larry Rountree led all rushers with 121 yards and two touchdowns. - AP College Football


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  First-year Mississippi State coach Mike Leach says he tried to inspire his team this week by showing them footage of Hall-of-Fame NFL safety Ed Reed. On some level it must've worked, especially on defense. While quarterback Will Rogers threw for only 226 yards and a touchdown and the Air Raid offense struggled, the Mississippi State defense combined for five turnovers and the team narrowly eked out a 24-17 victory over visiting Vanderbilt on Saturday. "I'm going to give Ed Reed a game ball. I don't know where he is, but I'll figure that out," Leach said. "We need more guys who can play at the intensity and work level of guys like Ed Reed, Jerry Rice. I don't know that we can ever match their work level, but it's a learned skill and it's something we need to work on."

Mississippi State (2-4, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) finally won its first home game under Leach after losing their first two attempts to Arkansas and Texas A&M last month. Vanderbilt (0-5, 0-5) had 478 yards of total offense, more than twice Mississippi State's total, but ultimately couldn't overcome its turnover woes. Due to a crippling mix of COVID-19 infections, injuries and suspensions, the Commodores dressed only 58 scholarship players for the game. The SEC minimum is 53. - AP College Football


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  Amid a whole lot of nothingness after a third consecutive loss, this one, a 28-14 defeat to No. 11 Texas A&M, that sure seems like something. The spark, Leach said, is true freshman quarterback Will Rogers. "That drive that Will had, when you consider the quality of team (Texas) A&M has, that drive Will had was maybe as good as I've had a freshman, especially a true freshman at his age, have before," Leach said. It was a drive that looked a lot like the ones Leach roamed the sidelines for and monitored in Lubbock, Texas and Pullman, Washington. It was a drive quarterbacked by a player who's never started a college game but in that moment looked like someone who has started plenty. Think Graham Harrell. Gardner Minshew. But only for 13 plays and 89 yards. Only for the 32-yard sideline scoring sling to junior wide receiver Malik Heath.

Rogers is nowhere near the player Harrell and Minshew were for Leach in this offense, but he showed flashes that maybe one day he could consistently be just that. He showed quite the spark, after all. "I look at Will as a young guy who has a lot of leadership in him," senior linebacker Erroll Thompson said. "He's a great player. I expect that from him." Rogers was 8-of-10 for 85 yards on the drive. He completed passes to six different receivers. He moved the Mississippi State offense down the field the way it's supposed to go. With quick passes to a variety of targets until ultimately taking the top off the defense with a pass beyond the sticks. Rogers operated the way Harrell and Minshew and so many who have come before him in Leach's Air Raid have in that moment. Not the way senior quarterback K.J. Costello has since he set the SEC passing record with 623 yards against LSU in Week 1. - The Clarion Ledger


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  Will Rogers entered the game at quarterback for Mississippi State for the second consecutive week. Rogers, the true freshman from Brandon, relieved starter K.J. Costello in the third quarter against Texas A&M after the transfer from Stanford struggled again. Costello went 15-of-22 for 99 yards and an interception while being constantly hounded by the Aggies pass rush. Mississippi State was trailing 28-7 when Rogers entered, with the lone points coming on an interception return. Rogers did orchestrate a fourth-quarter touchdown drive that culminated in a 32-yard touchdown pass to Malik Heath, and finished 15-of-18 for 120 yards and the score. MSU coach Mike Leach said postgame that the starting quarterback position would be "re-evaluated" during the bye week. Last week, Rogers was 9-of-15 for 43 yards and two interceptions after making his debut late in MSU's loss to Kentucky. - The Clarion Ledger

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