Rogers enjoyed a banner junior campaign, as his 61 receptions are the third-highest season total in Golden Eagles history, finishing fourth on that annual list with 893 receiving yards. His 10 touchdown catches matched the school season-record he shares with four other players.
Coming up big as a receiver, no matter what level of competition, has been the normal for Rogers ever since he first began playing organized football. At Calhoun High School, the Georgia native received a five-star prospect rating from Scout.com and was the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's All-Classifications Player of the Year and Super 11 selection.
Rogers was also chosen the Class AA Offensive Player of the Year by the Georgia Sports Writers Association, and played in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game, where he was named the top athlete in the game by Rivals.com.
Following his senior season, he was named to the 2010 Parade All-America Team.
As a junior, Rogers hauled in 66 receptions for 1,300 yards (19.70 ypc) and 11 touchdowns. In 2009, he established a state of Georgia prep season-record with 1,641 receiving yards, snatching 84 passes that included 22 touchdowns. In five playoff contests, he gained 707 receiving yards and scored 15 times, helping the team to compile a 14-1 record to earn a berth in the Class AA state championship game during his final campaign.
Rogers, along with his high school teammate, quarterback Nash Nance, enrolled at the University of Tennessee in 2010.
Rogers saw action in all 13 games as a true freshman, playing all three receiver positions as a member of the second unit. He collected 167 yards with a pair of touchdowns on 11 receptions (15.18 ypc), but also proved to be a dangerous threat out of the backfield, carrying 16 times for 117 yards (7.31 ypc) while averaging 24.83 yards on 12 kickoff returns.
Rogers received All-Southeastern Conference first-team recognition from the Associated Press in 2011. He took over flanker duties for the Volunteers, pacing the team while leading the league with an average of 5.58 receptions per game, placing second in the SEC with 86.67 receiving yards per game. His 67 catches is the seventh-best season total in school history. He also became the sixth player to gain over 1,000 yards receiving (1,040) in a Vols campaign.
The junior, compared favorably to the Atlanta Falcons Julio Jones for his game-breaking deep speed, earned preseason All-American second-team honors from Phil Steele and The NFL Draft Report, adding preseason All-SEC accolades from the Associated Press.
In mid-July, 2012, Rogers was named to the preseason watch lists for the Biletnikoff Award (nation’s top receiver) and Maxwell Award (nation’s outstanding collegiate football player).
On August 27th, Rogers enrolled at Tennessee Tech University and joined head coach Watson Brown's Golden Eagle football team.
Rogers would go on to earn All-American and All-Ohio Valley Conference honors in 2012. He switched to split end and finished fifth in the league with an average of 5.55 catches per game. He paced the Golden Eagles with 61 receptions for 893 yards (14.64 ypc) and 10 touchdowns while starting 10 of the 11 games he appeared in. On December 14th, 2012, Rogers announced that he would forego his senior year and enter the 2013 NFL Draft.