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A pair of University of Toledo football players have been invited to attend upcoming NFL mini-camps. Safety DeJuan Rogers will attend the Chicago Bears’ mini-camp May 12-14, while wide receiver Corey Jones will attend the upcoming mini-camp for the Cleveland Browns.

Rogers

Rogers and Jones will have an opportunity to join four of their former Rocket teammates on NFL rosters. Running back Kareem Hunt (Kansas City Chiefs-third round), tight end Michael Roberts (Detroit Lions-fourth round) and defensive tackle Treyvon Hester (Oakland Raiders-seventh round) were selected in the NFL Draft, while offensive lineman Storm Norton signed a free agent contract with the Detroit Lions.

Rogers was a two-time All-Mid-American Conference safety, earning third-team honors as a junior and second-team recognition as a senior. He was a team captain as a senior and led the team with 94 tackles. A candidate for the Jim Thorpe Award honoring the nation’s best defensive back, Rogers finished his UT career with 251 tackles

Jones

Jones was a three-time All-MAC selection at either wide receiver or punt returner in his collegiate career. He ranks seventh on UT’s career ledger with 189 receptions and 2,236 receiving yards. He earned second-team All-MAC honors as a receiver in his sophomore season, catching 68 passes for 842 yards. As a junior, he caught 55 passes and earned first-team all-league recognition as a punter returner, leading the MAC with 10.2 yards per attempt. He made third-team All-MAC as a punt returner as a senior, averaging 9.6 yards per return and scoring one touchdown. He was a candidate for the Paul Hornung Award (nation’s most versatile player) and Biletnikoff Award (top receiver) as a senior.

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