LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Senior kick returner Taveon Rogers earned his second All-America honor as announced by the Pro Football Weekly, Monday.
Rogers becomes just the second football player in school history to earn multiple All-America awards in a career. Chris Williams did so in 2006 and 2008 as he was named an honorable mention selection by SI.com and a fourth team member by Phil Steele.
PFW's All-America team annually honors the most talented players in college football and is selected based on considerable feedback from NFL evaluators taking into consideration a player's pure talent and contribution to his team. Unlike many other teams rewarding the best college football players, PFW places an extra premium on true talent and draft value in the selection process. Extra attention is paid to qualities such as toughness, competitiveness and work ethic.
Rogers (Lancaster, Calif.) was the team's leading kick returner with 1,318 yards and three touchdowns. He leaves NM State as the all-time leader in kick returns for a career (103), kick return yardage (2,728) and most kick returns for a touchdown (3). He also led the nation in all-purpose yards per game with 196.3, which leads the league. Rogers led the Aggies in receiving in 2011 with 59 catches for 1,048 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 17.8 yards a catch and 87.3 yards a game. Against Fresno State, Rogers recorded a school record 412 all-purpose yards.