2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Made his collegiate debut as a reserve at Purdue, but did not record any statistics.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Roseville Area High School • quarterbacked the Raiders (9-3) to their first state semifinal appearance as a senior • named first team All-State • 2013 Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year • 2013 Star Tribune Metro Football Player of the Year and Pioneer Press Player of the Year • passed for 326 yards in Roseville's Class 6A quarterfinal win against Maple Grove at TCF Bank Stadium • completed 61 percent of his passes for a Class 6A-leading 3,171 yards and 35 touchdowns with just four interceptions as a senior • rushed for 347 yards and four scores • coached by former North Dakota State quarterback Chris Simdorn (led the Bison to NCAA Division II championships in 1989 and 1990) • also lettered in basketball and track and field.
PERSONAL: Born March 27, 1996 • son of Joe and Beth Perra • has one brother and one sister.
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.