Posted August 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
A big question hangs over the running back position as preseason practice heats up at Iowa. Brad Rogers is trying to become the answer. Rogers has been a fullback with the Hawkeyes and at 5-feet-10 and 230 pounds, he certainly looks the part. But attrition caused by transfers and dismissals has stripped the Hawkeyes of any veteran talent at running back, so all able bodies are getting a long look from the coaching staff. And coach Kirk Ferentz said Rogers, a junior, definitely is among the able. ''One thing about Brad, he's been in the program,'' Ferentz said Monday during the team's media day. ''We certainly have a great trust level in him and I think he's a fairly versatile guy. ''We'll keep an open mind, give everybody an opportunity,'' he added. Rogers came to Iowa as a running back out of Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio, and overcame an early setback. After he played 11 games as a redshirt freshman in 2010, a heart condition kept him out of the Insight Bowl t...
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