Rodgers Makes His First Start For Vandy Versus Army
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jordan Rodgers finally gets his chance to show Vanderbilt what he can do at quarterback from the start of a game.
The junior college transfer missed all of 2010 due to a torn labrum, and shoulder surgery limited Rodgers during spring workouts and put him behind in Vanderbilt's quarterback competition. He played in each of the first six games coming off the bench.
The younger brother of Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron did enough by running for 80 yards and overseeing three touchdown drives in last week's 33-28 loss to Georgia to make his first Division I start Saturday night against Army (2-4) for the Commodores (3-3).
Vanderbilt coach James Franklin said he thinks the team fed off how Rodgers competed and so they'll see what happens now.
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