Nick Rogers, Former Dolphins Player, Dies in Car Crash a Month After Being Married
Former NFL linebacker Nick Rogers died in a car crash early yesterday morning at the age of 30. The Atlanta Constitution-Journal reports Rogers perished in a one-vehicle accident after his car veered off the road into a power pole in College Park, an Atlanta suburb. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Monday.
Rogers had married his girlfriend of about ten years just a month ago.
Rogers was a standout defensive end during his years with Georgia Tech and then was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 2002. He played two productive seasons as a linebacker there. Rogers was traded to a string of teams in 2004, eventually landing with the Miami Dolphins in 2005. He played only three games with the Fins and is credited with one assist.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Miami New Times' biggest stories.