Football Coaching Staff
James Rodgers
Director of Player Development
Coach Info:
Position: Director of Player Development
Alma Mater: Oregon State

James Rodgers joined the Nebraska football staff in August 2016 as an intern in the personnel department. Rodgers assists in a variety of roles in the day-to-day operation of the football program, and works directly with Husker newcomers in getting them acclimated to college. Some of these duties include handling the Summer Bridge Program, the Freshman Program and serving as the Life Skills Liaison. 

Prior to Nebraska, Rodgers spent time in the Canadian Football League as a wide receiver with the Montreal Alouettes, signing with the team's practice roster in August 2014. Rodgers also played in the NFL, originally signing with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in April 2012.

Rodgers played under Mike Riley at Oregon State from 2007 to 2011 as a wide receiver. Rodgers had 222 catches in his Oregon State career and currently stands in third place on the school's all-time list.

Rodgers is the nephew of Michael Lewis who was a safety in the NFL from 2002 to 2010, playing with the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and the St. Louis Rams. Rodgers' younger brother, Jacquizz Rodgers is a running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

A native of Richmond, Texas, Rodgers attended Lamar Consolidated High School where he played wide receiver and safety. He earned All-State and District MVP in 2005 and 2006. Rodgers also was a star athlete in basketball and track.