Clemson LB decides to give up football


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Pos: OLB   Height: 6-2   Weight: 244   Hometown: Buford, GA (Buford HS)  
Years Played: 2014

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said after Saturday's scrimmage that redshirt freshman linebacker Korie RogersKorie Rogers
RS Fr. Outside Linebacker
#43 6-2, 235
Buford, GA

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has decided to give up football.

"Korie Rogers has decided to give up football. I really don't have an answer for you other than that," Swinney said after Saturday's scrimmage. "Just disappointed because obviously we have really invested in him, and this is a kid that was going to play this year and play a lot as a redshirt freshman. He had a chance to be a special player. All the tools in the world. He just said he just doesn't want to play football anymore. Nothing negative or anything like that. He just doesn't want to play. Just wants to go to school and get a job and go to work. He has got some career goals that he is interested in. It's disappointing because this kid has got a gift to play the game, but you got to want to do it. He has just decided that he doesn't love it and doesn't want to do it. We will wish him well."

Swinney said that Jalen Williams and Martin Aiken will take over Rogers' snaps.

"Right now it's Jalen Williams who has had a heck of a camp," Swinney said. "We took Martin Aiken and moved him to WILL as well. We are trying to give us a little bit more veteran guy there. He has a good two days at that position. Hopefully, we will get that shored up. But Jalen Williams has had a nice camp and slowly but surely getting to where we need him to be. Kendall Joseph I think is ready to play for us. We got to get him healthy. He is kind of banged up a little bit, but he will be a guy who is ready to go as we through this season. He can play either spot. So that is big challenge for us right now is developing those young guys because J.D. [Davis], Judah [Davis], Chad [Smith], Jalen they are just all young guys and they have all done some good things. But we just got a lot to teach. A lot to do. Losing Korie is a big loss for us."

Official Clemson Bio: 2014: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 67 player and No. 4 linebacker in the nation and No. 5 player in Georgia by Rivals.com ... No. 84 player in the nation by Tom Lemming ... No. 145 player and No. 9 linebacker in the nation and No. 10 player in Georgia by 247Sports.com ... No. 193 player and No. 14 outside linebacker in the nation and No. 15 player in Georgia by ESPN ... No. 218 player and No. 10 middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com ... All-American by MaxPreps.com ... played in the U.S. Army All-American Game ... first-team all-state and defensive player-of-the-Year as a junior and senior ... starter on back-to-back state championship teams; his team had a 15-0 record as a senior and a 14-1 record as a junior ... had 91 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and four interceptions as a junior ... member of the school chorus and helped produce the school’s newscast ... coached by Jess Simpson at Buford High School ... recruited by Tony Elliott.

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FB Update: Clemson LB decides to give up football
TigerNet News
College athletics is a brutal grind.
twentytwofifteen
Another scholarship open? Who gets it?***
Tall_Tiger_Two
Duuuude, the season was so close. I hated practice too.
JeffersonStTiger
What for?
ClemsonTiger1988®
I am still in debt.
Carlsbad®
Duuuude, the season was so close. I hated practice too.
JeffersonStTiger
Re: FB Update: Clemson LB decides to give up football
Jcantrell86®
should have stuck it out this year. Quit After the season***
tigertrain
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HendrixTiger®
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HendrixTiger®
All well said.
Carlsbad®
Re: FB Update: Clemson LB decides to give up football
Tiger8096
That's nothing.
ClemsonTiger1988®
Gotta be more to the story***
Lilnaitch
agreed it smells as much as a wife
truetiger1998
Re: Gotta be more to the story***
ClemsonTiger1988®
Gotta be more to the story***
gville76®
I completely understand....
CUindahouse
This makes no sense on the surface
striperfan
He's from the wealthy ATL suburbs....
cotton scout tiger
I smell a fish.
TigerSilas
So who has the best shot at moving into his spot and backing
colberttiger
Aiken being moved there. I know Jalen Williams
striperfan
What a bummer....
Carlsbad®
Re: FB Update: Clemson LB decides to give up football
smokepurpleliveorange69
Good for him. You gotta want it.
ATL PAW MAN®
Good for him. You gotta want it.
ATL PAW MAN®
The good news is...
PolkHighBundy
Seen Rogers play a few times and he was one of the best
Tiger5
How did he ever get #43?***
CM Shack
Maybe he knows this guy...
TigerzzRoar®
Re: FB Update: Clemson LB decides to give up football
Splode
Best wishes Korie
metiger
Wow..Whoa.. Now Thats Some Salt On The Wiggins Wound ----
Xander5000
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