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Shaun Rogers
No. 92     Cleveland Browns
Nose Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: March 12, 1979 (1979-03-12) (age 30)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 350 lb (159 kg)
Career information
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 61
Debuted in 2001 for the Detroit Lions
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2009
Tackles     465
Sacks     35.5
Interceptions     1
Stats at NFL.com

Shaun Rogers (born March 12, 1979 in Houston, Texas), nicknamed Big Baby,[1] is an American football nose tackle for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas.

During his seven-year stint with the Lions, Rogers was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2005 and 2006. He made the 2008 Pro Bowl in his first year with the Cleveland Browns.

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Early years

At La Porte High School in La Porte, Texas, Shaun Rogers was a two-way tackle, and also lettered in basketball. He is known for his athleticism, ability to rush the quarterback, and also his ability to stop the run. He was also known to play running back near the goal line. He had 17 attempts for 135 yards. His nickname in the locker room was Chunks.

College career

Shaun Rogers played for the University of Texas, pairing with nose tackle Casey Hampton, and ranked third on the school's career-record list with 53 stops behind the line of scrimmage. He collected 199 tackles (108 solo) with 14 sacks and 54 pressures during his career. In 2000 he was named to the second-team all Big-12. That year he played in nine games, starting six contests at right defensive tackle. He helped the Longhorns lead the nation in pass efficiency defense and rank seventh in total defense. He recorded 44 tackles (24 solos) with 3.5 sacks for minus 31 yards and 14 stops for losses of 56 yards. Stallion

Professional career

2001 NFL Draft

Prior to the draft, Rogers recorded a 5.3 sec 40 yard dash while weighing 320 pounds (145 kg).[2] He did not run at the NFL Combine. Rogers was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round (61st overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft.

Detroit Lions

In his rookie season he started in every game and made his NFL debut at the Green Bay Packers on September 9. He finished the season with 81 tackles. The following season he appeared in 14 games and made 48 tackles. In 2003 he started in all 16 games and finished the season with 58 tackles and 2.5 sacks. His 2004 season was nearly identical to the previous one. He again started in all 16 games and posted 68 tackles and four sacks. He was also voted to his first ever Pro Bowl. In 2005 he made 39 tackles and 5.5 sacks and was voted into the Pro Bowl for the second time. The following season he made 20 tackles. On October 18, 2006, Rogers was suspended four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.[3] His agent has stated that Rogers' appetite suppressant medication was the reason for his positive test, but that appealing wouldn't help the situation. Rogers is widely considered one of the best defensive tackles in the league, and is superb at blocking kicks, having stopped the most in the league (12) since 1991. In June 2007, Rogers was accused of sexually assaulting a stripper.[4][5] Charges were never filed due to lack of evidence.[6] On November 4, 2007, Rogers intercepted a pass from Denver Broncos quarterback Patrick Ramsey for a 66-yard interception return touchdown.[7]

Cleveland Browns

On February 29, 2008, the Lions reached a deal that would send Rogers to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the Browns' third round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft and cornerback Leigh Bodden.[8] He was selected to the 2009 Pro Bowl after leading all nose tackles with 76 tackles with 4.5 sacks.[9] Statistically, 2008 was Rogers best season since his rookie year where he had 81 tackles and 3 sacks.

On November 30, 2009, Rogers was placed on Injured Reserve due to a broken leg.

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