Two UT players invited to NFL mini-camps

April 30, 2017 | Athletics, News
By Paul Helgren

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 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 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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