OVERVIEW: Signed with the Gophers on National Signing Day 2011, but spent the 2012 season at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kan.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played as a freshman at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kan., in 2012 played in seven games and recorded 12 tackles and one sack.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate from Miami Central High School was rated as the No. 4 defensive tackle in Florida helped lead his team to a 13-1 record and a runner-up finish in the Florida Class 6A State Championship game selected to take part in the Nike South Florida All-Star Game earned second-team Associated Press Class 6A All-State honors following his senior campaign coached by Telley Lockett.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 22, 1993 son of Norton and Jeanette Hinojosa has yet to declare a major.
Golden Gophers Defeat Colorado State 31-24
Rodney Smith rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns as the Golden Gophers held on for a 31-24 win against Colorado State at TCF Bank Stadium.
Rogers Has Never Lost His Smile
Rogers is here right now, but he’s not playing. It’s not because of a lack of talent, far from it actually. It’s because he’s injured and physically cannot play.
Gopher Talk With Eric Amoako
Senior defensive back Eric Amoako talks life as a twin, seeing snow for the first time, dream vacation spot and more in this entertaining Gopher Talk.