Casey Rogers redshirted in his first season at Nebraska in 2018, as he missed most of the season with an injury.
Before Nebraska (Westhill HS/Avon Old Farms)
A talented multi-sport athlete, Rogers joined Nebraska after spending the 2017 season at a prep school after initially planning to play college lacrosse.
Rogers was a standout lacrosse and football player at Westhill High School in Syracuse, N.Y. He committed to play lacrosse at Syracuse, where his father Lelan was an assistant coach. Rogers had a change of heart and decided instead to pursue football at the collegiate level. He turned down scholarship offers from Western Michigan and West Virginia and opted to spend one year at Old Farms prep school in Avon, Conn., to increase his football exposure.
The decision paid off, as Rogers helped Avon Old Farms to an 8-1 record in 2017 and a berth in the New England Class A state championship game. Following his season, Rogers received scholarship offers from numerous Power Five programs including Cal, Indiana, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh and Vanderbilt, among others. He visited Alabama and Ohio State in December before committing to Nebraska. Rogers was rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports. ESPN listed him among the nation’s top 90 defensive ends.
Rogers was a four-year member of the football team at Westhill High School in Syracuse before his one year at Old Farms. Rogers was also named a high school All-American in lacrosse after scoring 62 goals and compiling 79 points as a senior.