Rodgers tops the nation in kickoff returns
TCU wide receiver is averaging 45.7 yards with two touchdowns
Sept. 25, 2005
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- In the latest NCAA Division I-A statistics released today, TCU wide receiver Cory Rodgers tops the nation in kickoff return average at 45.7 yards.
A junior from Houston, Rodgers has two touchdowns this season. He went 100 yards in yesterday's 51-50 overtime win at BYU and 87 yards in a Sept. 10 contest at SMU.
Rodgers is the only Mountain West Conference player to return a kickoff for a score this season. He has two of the 10 kickoff returns for touchdowns in Division I-A.
Rodgers also tops the MWC and is seventh nationally in all-purpose yards at 168.5 per contest.
Rodgers was named The Walter Camp Foundation Division I-A National Offensive Player of the Week after scoring four touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving, one kickoff return) in yesterday's victory in Provo, Utah. He totaled nine receptions for 137 yards.
TCU (3-1, 2-0) hosts New Mexico (3-1, 1-0) Saturday at 6 p.m.