Tennessee Football: WR Da'Rick Rogers Transferring to Tennessee Tech

Da'Rick Rogers Staying in Volunteer State, Transferring to Tennessee Tech

8/27/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   410 respect

Former Tennessee junior wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers has decided to transfer to Division I-AA Tennessee Tech and has already joined team meetings, according to VolQuest's Austin Price.Blog Photo - Tennessee Football: WR Da'Rick Rogers Transferring to Tennessee Tech

This comes just 48 hours after Volunteers coach Derek Dooley suspended the troubled wideoutindefinitely for "violation of team rules."

There hasn't been any word yet from the NCAA to whether Rogers will be eligible to play immediately—usually transferring from a FBS school to FCS would grant just that, but it isn't clear if the suspension will carry over or not.

But if all goes as planned for the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Georgia native, he'll have two years of eligibility remaining to make a case for a high-round pick in the 2014 draft (assuming he doesn't declare for 2013).

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles compete in the Ohio Valley Conference alongside teams like Jacksonville State and Murray State. They finished 7-4 in 2011 and lost to Central Arkansas in the first round of the playoffs.

Rogers led the SEC in receptions last season with 67, while racking up 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns. He was supposed to be a key piece in one of the best-looking pass offenses this fall as a Vol.


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