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Sam Rogers accepts invitation to represent Virginia Tech in the Reese’s Senior Bowl

Virginia Tech’s senior fullback becomes the 49th Hokie to play in the Senior Bowl.

NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Duke
Virginia Tech fullback Sam Rogers
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Some good news came out Monday regarding the Virginia Tech football program as senior fullback Sam Rogers accepted in invitation to the Reese’s Senior Bowl, held on January 28 in Mobile, Al.

Rogers was one of the first 12 players announced for the annual game showcasing the top senior players for the NFL Draft.

Rogers, a former walk-on, has carved out quite a career in Blacksburg. He’s played in 49 career games, rushing for 547 yards and two touchdowns, while catching 61 passes for six more scores in his career. The former high-school quarterback is also 3 of 4 passing the football for 35 yards and another score.

The versatile performer has been one of the team leaders for the Hokies since he first stepped foot on campus. His blue-collar, hard-working approach is how Virginia Tech first rose to national prominence back in the 90s and that instantly made him a favorite of fans.

Now, the focus is back on Notre Dame.