May 3, 2013
NASHVILLE – Vanderbilt senior Jordan Rodgers has been named to the 2012 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, according to a recent announcement from the NFF and the College Hall of Fame.
A native of Chico, Calif., Rodgers becomes the third Commodore to earn membership in the academic society. Other recipients are former linebacker John Stokes (2011) and offensive lineman Hamilton Holliday (2008).
Rodgers, a two-year starting quarterbacks, completed his bachelor’s degree in Human and Organizational Development last December, concluding his three-year Vanderbilt academic tenure with a cumulative GPA of 3.61.
Rodgers is a three-time Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll honoree. He is also a three-time Dean’s List recipient.
As an offensive co-captain in 2012, Rodgers put together one of the finest seasons ever by a Vanderbilt quarterback, throwing for 2,539 yards and 15 touchdowns while completing 60 percent of his passes. He also ranks among the team’s Top Ten career leaders with 4,063 passing yards and 24 touchdowns despite only playing in 2011-12.
Rodgers also became first quarterback in team history to guide the Commodores to back-to-back postseason bowl appearances. He capped his career by leading Vanderbilt to a 9-4 record and victory in the Franklin American Music City Bowl as a senior.
Rodgers recently signed as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars. With only two quarterbacks currently with the Jaguars, Rodgers is expected to compete for a roster spot.
Created in 2007, the Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions who among other things maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better throughout their college careers.