Jacob Dwight Rogers (born August 17, 1981) is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in theNational Football League (NFL) for two seasons during the early 2000s. Rogers played college football for the University of Southern California, and was recognized as an All-American. A second-round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys.
Rogers was born in Oxnard, California. He attended Oxnard High School, where he played tight end, defensive end, linebacker, and punter. As a senior tight end, he caught 39 passes for 412 yards (10.6 yards per reception). As a junior, he had caught 17 passes for 201 yards. He also averaged ten rebounds a game for the Oxnard High School basketball team.
While attending the University of Southern California, Rogers played for coach Pete Carroll's USC Trojans football team from 2000 to 2003. He was a three-year starter, and earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors as a junior. As a senior in 2003, he was one of the nation's top offensive tackles, the Morris Trophy winner, a first-team All-Pac-10 selection, and a consensus first-team All-American. Rogers was a starter in the 2003 Orange Bowl and the 2004 Rose Bowl.
His professional career never materialized after he incurred further injury to previously damaged cartilage during a preseason game. The injury forced him to undergo season-ending microfracture surgery on his right knee prior to the start of the 2005 season. On March 17, 2006,after an additional surgery to the same knee and arthroscopic surgery on both shoulders, the Cowboys released Rogers and at the time, he was the highest drafted player to be released from the 2004 NFL Draft. He played one preseason for the Denver Broncos In 2007.