For Lafayette Christian Academy QB and UL Commit Errol Rogers Jr., There Is No Place Like Home
by Alexis Mason
Errol Rogers is a senior quarterback at Lafayette Christian Academy in Lafayette, LA. During his junior year, he played wide receiver, but now he is the starting quarterback for the team. LCA is known for their back to back state championship victories and Rogers is planning on leading his team to the third one. Last season, Rogers had 25 catches for 546 yards and nine touchdowns as a receiver while completing six of 13 passes as a passer.
Rogers adjusted form wide receiver to quarterback with the help from Donnie Wallace, who was a former quarterback at UL in 1984. He helped him after practice and talked to him about defenses and where to throw the ball. Besides the help from Wallace, Rogers says he didn’t have to do much adjusting. Rogers does not let the title of being back to back champions influence his performance.
“There’s no pressure to be honest,” Rogers said. “Obviously, we had a great quarterback last year, but there’s no pressure.”
Rogers has received offers from Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Southern University, Nicholls State, Tulane, and McNeese State. He is committed to play for University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
“I picked UL because it made it like home for me, even though I live just 5 minutes away,” Rogers said. “I love what Coach Napier is doing over there.”
When he is not playing football, Rogers is hanging out with his girlfriend or friends. He substituted playing Madden for working out and while he works out, he is watching football on YouTube or Oprah. Rogers describes being a leader as having confidence, focus, and support. He says his greatest athletic accomplishment was winning the state championship with his brothers and would like to win again this December.
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Alexis Mason is a Maryland native, but went to high school in Atlanta. She is a junior studying Sports Administration at LSU. Her future plan is to own a recruiting program that helps high school athletes receive college scholarships. Her ultimate goal in life is to help others and to make their life just a little easier any way possible. She is a big believer of having faith and knowing that every obstacle that comes in life is there for a reason and can be tackled.