Jordan Rodgers - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#11 Jordan Rodgers


Class Redshirt Senior
Height 6'1"
Weight 212
Hometown Chico, Calif.
High School Pleasant Valley HS

As a Senior (2012)

  • Unitas Award Watch List
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • An offensive co-captain, Rodgers put together one of the finest seasons ever by a Vanderbilt senior quarterback
  • Became first quarterback in team history to guide Commodores to back-to-back postseason bowl appearances
  • Started 12 games
  • 191 completions, 2,539 yards and 15 touchdowns rank among the top ten single-season totals ever by a Vanderbilt quarterback
  • Rodgers completed 59.9 percent of his passes, the highest percentage by a Commodore quarterback since Jay Cutler’s junior season in 2004
  • During Vanderbilt’s seven-game win streak to conclude the season, averaged 211 passing yards and nearly two touchdown passes per game
  • Passed for at least 170 yards in all but one start
  • Threw for a season-high 279 yards and two touchdowns to guide Commodores to thrilling 27-26, fourth quarter comeback win at Ole Miss
  • Also recorded 71 yards and two touchdowns on the ground vs. Ole Miss
  • Had two TD passes and a rushing score in the Music City Bowl victory over North Carolina State
  • Finished the campaign with 12 TD passes in the Commodores’ final six games
  • Rodgers finished his career among the team’s top ten in virtually every passing and total offense category, closing with 299 completions, 4,063 passing yards and 24 touchdown passes
  • Participated in two postseason activities: the NFLPA Collegiate All-Star Game and Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge

As a Junior 2011

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Rodgers opened the season as the No. 2 quarterback behind Larry Smith, then moved into starting lineup after Smith was injured vs. Georgia
  • Saw action in all 13 games, earning first starting nod for the Army game
  • Finished the year with seven starts
  • His 1,949 yards of total offense rank 14th on Vanderbilt;s individual single-season leader board ahead of Jay Cutler’s freshman campaign in 2002
  • Topped the squad with 108 completions, 216 pass attempts, 1,524 passing yards and nine passing touchdowns
  • Passing total ranks seventh among Vandy junior quarterbacks
  • Team’s second leading rusher with 420 yards on 117 carries
  • First play from scrimmage of his Commodore career was a 30-yard touchdown pass to Chris Boyd in the fourth quarter against Elon
  • First 100-yard passing performance came at Alabama, completing 11 of 18 passes for 104 yards
  • Ran for 79 of Commodores’ 200 rushing yards against Georgia
  • Produced first rushing touchdown and 282 yards of total offense to beat Army
  • Accounted for four touchdowns (two rushing, two passing) vs. Arkansas
  • Surpassed 300 yards of total offense (306) for first time vs. Arkansas, amassing 240 passing yards and 66 rushing yards rushing
  • Bettered that performance at Florida with 317 yards of total offense, including career-high 297 passing yards and two touchdowns
  • Also threw two more touchdowns to defeat Kentucky

As a Sophomore (201)

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Did not play

The Rodgers File

  • Played QB for two years at Butte Junior College
  • Instrumental in helping Butte claim a 2008 outright junior college national title, starting against five NorCal Conference opponents in Butte’s 12-0 campaign, first undefeated season in school history
  • Threw for 810 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2008
  • As sophomore, broke Butte record with 2,512 yards of total offense, earning All-NorCal honors after throwing for 2,219 yards and 19 touchdowns
  • Earned academic honors at Butte
  • Started at quarterback as Pleasant Valley, helping team to 8-3-1 record and state sectionals as junior
  • Also lettered in basketball and track
  • Son of Ed and Darla Rodgers
  • Born Aug. 30, 1988
  • Rodgers completed a degree in Human and Organizational Development in December 2012
  • Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient