Charles Rogers Bio – Charles Rogers Wiki
Charles Rogers was an American football wide receiver who played three seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He graduated from Saginaw High School. He played college football for Michigan State University, earned unanimous All-America honors, and was recognized as the outstanding college wide receiver in the country.
Rogers set several records during his two seasons at Michigan State, still the school’s leader in touchdown catches with 27, according to ESPN, and he was given a wide receiver’s top honor in 2002 when he made 68 catches and 13 touchdowns that season.
Rogers was selected with the second overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. He played three seasons in the NFL from 2003 to 2005 for the Detroit Lions, but the athlete struggled with several serious, career-halting injuries and was suspended for multiple drug violations.
He appeared in only 15 games, catching 36 passes for 440 yards and four touchdowns. He caught 22 passes in the first five games of his rookie campaign before breaking his clavicle. He broke his clavicle again in his first game back the following season, according to NFL.
According to a 2017 article from USA Today, Rogers was working at an auto repair shop in Florida as he tried to rebuild his life post-NFL.
“I am getting my life together. … A fresh start,” Rogers said at the time. “Do I need a little love? Yeah. Am I still trying to find Charles Rogers? Yeah. I stay optimistic and positive. I’ve been to hell and back, but I stay strong. I still have faith. I’m still a young man. It ain’t over. I’m going to be all right, you know? I’m going to be all right.”
Charles Rogers Age
He was born on May 23, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan, United States. He died on November 11, 2019. He was 38 years old.
Charles Rogers Children
Rogers sired 8 children with four women.
Charles Rogers Death
Rogers died on November 11, 2019 at the age of 38. The Detroit Lions confirmed his death in a statement:
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Charles Rogers, the Lions said in a statement. “From Saginaw, to East Lansing, to Detroit, Charles’ connection to the state of Michigan and its football community was felt by many during the course of his life. We extend our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to his friends and family during this difficult time.”
“I am very saddened to hear of Charles’ passing,” former Lions coach and current NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci said in a statement. “Charles was our first draft choice in my time with the Lions, and having the opportunity to select a premier player from Michigan State and a local Saginaw standout athlete was tremendously exciting. In coaching Charles, his talent and ability were very evident early on in his career. I feel strongly had he not suffered unfortunate injuries, he would have gone on to become an excellent NFL wide receiver. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and I offer my deepest condolences during this difficult time.”
Former NFL star Chris Baker tweeted: “Devastated to learn of the passing of my spartan brother Charles Rodgers. Spoke with his mom this morning. Please pray for her and his children. Please also be respectful of their privacy at this difficult time. Rip Chuck ??”
Charles Rogers Cause of Death
Charles Rogers’ cause of death was liver failure.
Charles Rogers Cancer
He had been diagnosed with cancer and was in need of a liver transplant.
Charles Rogers Girlfriend
Charles Rogers was in a relationship with his girlfriend, Naija Washington. He was arrested in September 2008 and charged with assault and battery of his girlfriend, Washington, and the charges were later dropped.
Charles Rogers Net Worth
Charles Rogers’s net worth was estimated to be $100, 000.
Charles Rogers Height
He stood at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall and weighed 202 lb (92 kg).
Charles Rogers College Stats
Charles Rogers Stats
Rogers played three seasons in the NFL from 2003 to 2005 for the Detroit Lions. He appeared in only 15 games, catching 36 passes for 440 yards and four touchdowns.