By Matt Smith
Isaiah Rogers isn’t playing football at Academy Park this fall, but that hasn’t stopped him from gaining national attention.
The senior defensive lineman has received an invitation to play in the prestigious Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in January at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
“I found out last Thursday. They told me I got accepted, that my film was great and they were happy to invite me,” Rogers said. “I was surprised to find out, but I’m really happy to find out that I was invited.”
Rogers’ senior year was postponed due to the Del Val League’s decision not to pursue a fall sports season during the coronavirus pandemic. The Del Val is the only league with Delaware County teams that chose not to play in the fall.
“There’s nothing I could personally do about (not playing this fall), but I knew I could still get better,” he said. “I knew that I had to keep working hard and stay in shape. It was frustrating seeing (other leagues) start back up and we can’t. We can’t go to the gym at all or anything like that. I am working by myself, doing little things at home. We do have Zoom meetings as a team every other week.”