George Rogers is a former collegiate and professional football player. Rogers was highly recruited out of high school, and decided to attend the University of South Carolina when coach Jim Carlen told him that he could play in his freshman year.
Rogers played college football for the University of South Carolina, earned All-America honors, and won the 1980 Heisman Trophy.Rogers was an NFL running back for seven seasons during the 1980s. He was the first overall pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, and he played professionally for the New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins of the NFL. As a professional, Rogers rushed for over 7,000 yards.
The road that runs along the north end of Williams-Brice Stadium was renamed in his honor and is now known as George Rogers Boulevard. A statue of Rogers was erected on the boulevard in 2015.