NAME: Pierson Rogers
SCHOOL: Wyoming High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'11"-215 lbs.
PARENTS: Chuck & Frannie
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My dad."
It is the 100th year of Wyoming high school football and all-star senior Pierson Rogers is striving to help celebrate the occasion with a Cowboys' third straight CHL title. Again this season the Cowboys are ranked #1 in the Preseason 2018 TriStateFootball.com Ohio Division IV-VII team rankings. The Cowboys have won more football games than any high school team in Cincinnati history (approaching 700 wins.)
A four-year varsity starter and two-year team captain at running back and linebacker, Pierson enters this season, with a career 1,898 rushing yards, 490 receiving yards and 39 total TDs. On defense, he has 218 career tackles, three interceptions, 9.5 sacks, and four forced fumbles.
He had a good start this season. In a 42-14 win vs. Columbus Academy, Pierson ran for 98 yards and a TD on 13 first-half carries.
Pierson is coming off an outstanding junior year in which he ran for 1,306 yards and 22 touchdowns while hauling in 23 receptions for 371 yards and six scores. He also recorded 56 total tackles, had a sack and an interception and two forced fumbles for the Cowboys' defense. He helped lead the Cowboys to the CHL title, going an undefeated 7-0 in league play and 12-1 over all. The Cowboys were regional runners-up.
Pierson's accomplishments were recognized with numerous awards. He was named Cincinnati Div. IV Offensive Player of the Year (Enquirer), Southwest Ohio Div. IV Offensive Player of the Year and Cininnati.com Sports Awards' Small School Player of the Year. He was also 1st team all-state.
A multi-sport athlete, Pierson also played lacrosse his freshman year and basketball his sophomore and junior years. He will compete in football at the next level but has not yet selected a college.
A good student, Pierson's favorite athlete and most-like-to-meet is LeBron James, favorite entertainer is Post Malone and favorite movie is Lone Survivor.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Pierson Rogers is an incredible competitor! Pierson makes an impact on our program not only on the football field but also in the weight room and classroom. Pierson has bought into the process of working hard to get better!"
— Aaron Hancock, Football Coach