42  Rogers Beckett
Rogers Beckett
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Apopka, Fla.

High School:
Apopka

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
Free Safety

Selected as a team captain for the 1999 season ... is also Marshall's student body vice-president for the 1999-2000 academic year ... 1999 Depth Chart: three-year starter at free safety ... selected by the website CollegeFootballNews.com as the 1999 Mid-American Conference's preseason Defensive Player of the Year ... also named preseason All-America by CollegeFootballNews.com ... the same organization labeled Beckett as the fourth-best defensive back in the country ... tabbed by Lindy's Sports Annuals as the 10th best safety in the country ... selected to the "Watch List" for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given annually to the nation's best defensive back going into the 1998 season ... finished second on the team with 108 tackles including 65 solo ... was also second on the team with three interceptions ... recorded eight tackles, including seven solo, against Louisville ... had seven tackles and an interception against Eastern Michigan ... led Marshall with 12 tackles against Miami ... also had an interception against the RedHawks ... recorded 12 tackles against Bowling Green ... recorded 17 tackles against Wofford and picked off his third pass of the season ... named first-team all-MAC by the league's coaches ... earned second-team all-MAC honors in 1997 ... was second on the team with three interceptions ... finished fourth in tackles with 86 including 51 solo ... also broke up six passes ... led Marshall with a career-high 17 tackles in 35-25 win over Army ... snagged an important interception in the 34-14 win over Toledo in the Mid-American Conference Championship Game ... had an interception and fumble recovery against Western Illinois ... recorded 40 tackles in 1996 with 28 solo ... a key special teams player ... blocked a punt and scored on the play in the season opener against Howard ... intercepted a pass against East Tennessee State ... recovered a fumble against Furman in the second round of the playoffs ... broke up two passes ... redshirted in 1995 ... Prior to Marshall ... a graduate of Apopka High ... a three-time letter winner in football ... an All-Orange County selection ... coached by Chip Gierke ... team went 37-3 in three-year period and won the district each time ... Personal ... son of Patricia White ... born Jan. 31, 1977 ... graduated with a degree in political science ... currently pursuing a master's degree in public administration.

BECKETT'S STATISTICS

Year  Solo  Asst.  Total  PBU  Int.
1996   28    12     40     2    1
1997   51    35     86     6    3
1998   65    43     108    3    3
Total  144   90     234    11   7