Competed in two meets during the indoor season… Competed in five meets during outdoor season… threw a season-best mark of 17.47m (57′-3.75″) at the Arkansas Twilight meet (May 4)
Started his second competition year with a third-place finish in the shot put at the Arkansas Invitational … Threw a season-best of 17.02m/55-10.25 at the Razorback Invitational to finish eighth … Wrapped up the indoor season with a runner-up finish in the shot put at the Arkansas Qualifier … Earned a pair of top-five finishes in the shot put and discus throw at the Arkansas Spring Invitational … Placed third in the shot put at the Baylor Invitational with a season-best toss of 17.12m/56-2 … Threw a season-best of 43.89m/144-0 in the discus throw to place 10th at the John McDonnell Invitational … Closed out the year placing second in the shot put at the Arkansas Twilight.
Redshirt Freshman (2016)
Threw to a third-place finish in the shot put at the Arkansas Invitational (1/15) with a mark of 15.97m/52-4 3/4 … Improved to a new personal best of 16.75m/54-11 1/2 in the shot put at the Arkansas Qualifier (2/19), placing second … Opened the outdoor season with a top-three finish in the shot put at the Texas Relays (4/1) with a mark of 16.51m/54-2 … Posted a personal best in the discus of 45.58m/149-6 at the Texas Invitational (4/16) … Picked up a lifetime best in the shot put at the Arkansas Twilight (5/6) with a mark of 17.49m/57-4 3/4 to win the event … Placed 10th in the shot put at the SEC Outdoor Championship (5/14) … Finished the year placing 39th in the shot put at the NCAA West Preliminary Round.
Utilized a redshirt during his first season on campus … Qualified for the US Junior National Championships in the shot put.
Won the 7A Arkansas State Championship in the shot put at Little Rock Catholic High School … Was the Arkansas 7A high school champion in 2014 in the shot put and discus … Qualified for the high school national championship meet … Threw personal-best of 57-7 in the shot put and 163-7 in the discus.
Born on June 28 … He is the son of Mark and Theresa Rogers … He has one sibling Brian … Majoring in kinesiology, psychology, and history … Rogers was an SEC Honor recipient.