Rogers among five OVC players invited to NFL Combine


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers is among five Ohio Valley Conference football players who received official invitations to the 2013 National Football League Combine which will be held in Indianapolis from Feb. 20-26.

In addition to Rogers, the OVC players invited include were Eastern Kentucky wide receiver Tyrone Goard, Jacksonville State wide receiver Alan Bonner, Tennessee State offensive lineman Rogers Gaines, and UT Martin defensive lineman Montori Hughes.
 
Rogers tied the school record with 10 touchdown catches in 2012, his only season on the Golden Eagle roster. He finished the year with 63 catches for 893 yards, including a school single-game record 18 catches at Southeast Missouri.

Players from around the nation will go through various drills and workouts and try to impress scouts, coaches and general managers. While the NFL Combine is merely one aspect of the scouting process, it can often be a way for players to make a name for themselves.

Workouts are separated by position, as special teams players, tight ends and offensive linemen start on Saturday, Feb. 23. On Sunday, Feb. 24, quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs take the field. Then, defensive linemen and linebackers go on Monday, Feb. 25, and the combine wraps up with defensive backs on Tuesday, Feb. 26.