Has not missed a game in his Green Wave career, playing in 34 consecutive games. Started half of Tulane's games over the last two seasons, and has a career protection grade of 75 percent.
2005: Started nine games and played in all 11 at right tackle. In his best season to date and first as a full-time starter, played a career high 535 plays. Graded out to a career high mark of 75 percent on the year. His top performances came versus C-USA heavyweights UTEP, Tulsa and Houston.
2004: Played in all 11 games, including a pair of starts at right tackle as Tulane's sixth-man on the offensive line. Played 180 snaps and graded out at 74 percent with his best games coming against TCU (11/27) and Florida A&M (9/11). Tulane running backs totaled three 100-yard days on the season while quarterbacks were sacked just 24 times in 11 games.
2003: Saw action in all 12 games on the O-Line, including two starts at right tackle. Essentially the "sixth man" of the offensive line. Started against Mississippi State (9/13) and Army (9/20). Graded out at 73 percent for 265 plays. Tulane running backs recorded seven 100-plus yard games while the passing offense posted the third-highest yardage total in Green Wave history.
2002: Redshirted the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Listed on the Louisiana Top 45 as part of SuperPrep's All-Southwest team. Honorable mention choice to the Louisiana 5A All-State team in 2001. The Baton Rouge Advocate made him an honorable mention choice on its Super Dozen list. An All-District 5-5A choice at offensive tackle. Earned All-Metro (Baton Rouge) honors. Also won all-district recognition as a junior. Team compiled a record of 34-6 during his four years and advanced to the playoffs three times. Participated in track.
PERSONAL: Derek Gordon Rogers. Born November 6, 1983 in Baton Rouge, La. The son of Dwayne and Vickie Rogers. Majoring in organizational information technology.