2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played against Indiana State.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in two games • made Minnesota and collegiate debut and tallied one tackle-for-loss at Purdue • registered a tackle at Iowa.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Vanier College in Montreal, Quebec, Canada • helped lead team to a 7-4 record • recorded 35 tackles, which included 11 tackles-for-loss • notched five sacks • broke up two passes and made one interception • named defensive lineman of the year • was limited to four games during his junior season as he dealt with an injury • ESPN ranked him as the No. 1 player in Montreal and as the No. 143 defensive end in his class • was a three-star recruit accoring to ESPN and Rivals • received two-star status from Scout and 247Sports, which also ranked him as the No. 1 player in Montreal and as the No. 94 weak-side defensive end.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 20, 1994 • son of Marie Noelle-Kafo.
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.