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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019

Former Shadle Park stars Brett Rypien, Jake Rodgers enjoy their time on the Denver Broncos

In Brett Rypien’s record-setting tear through the Greater Spokane League, the former Shadle Park quarterback didn’t throw a single pass to one of the school’s all-time greats, former tight end …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017

Former GSL, IEL standouts in training camps looking for a spot on NFL rosters

Five players from the Greater Spokane League and Inland Empire League are in NFL training camps working toward the goal of sustaining an NFL career. They are: Central Valley’s Austin …


Jake Rodgers just waiting for NFL call

Jake Rodgers figures he did everything he could to earn a chance to play on Sundays. He still might, but the former Shadle Park, Washington State and Eastern Washington star …


EWU’s Jake Rodgers impressed Falcons with natural talent

As Jake Rodgers figures it, he’ll be playing football on Sundays because he paid attention the rest of the week. Five years ago, Rodgers was playing tight end at Shadle …


EWU’s Jake Rodgers impressed Falcons with natural talent

As Jake Rodgers figures it, he’ll be playing football on Sundays because he paid attention the rest of the week.


Atlanta drafts EWU’s Rodgers

Jake Rodgers will get his chance to play on Sundays. The Eastern Washington offensive lineman was picked by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the NFL draft on …


Jake Rodgers drafted by Atlanta Falcons

Eastern Washington offensive lineman Jake Rodgers was picked by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the NFL draft on Saturday. Also, the Cleveland Browns selected WSU wide receiver …


EWU’s Rodgers hopeful when it comes to NFL

Jake Rodgers, the former Eastern Washington offensive lineman from Spokane, said he’s getting positive feedback from scouts, enough to give him hope of being a late-round selection in the upcoming …


Inspired by late father, Jake Rodgers pursues dream to play professionally

Jake Rodgers is moving forward, but not without a bittersweet look back. The former Eastern Washington offensive lineman is in southern California this week. On Saturday he’ll play in the …


EWU’s Rodgers moving forward

Jake Rodgers is chasing a lifelong dream to play professional football, a dream that was nurtured by the father he lost last month.


Father of EWU football player dies after game-day collapse

John Rodgers, the father of Eastern Washington University offensive tackle Jake Rodgers, died today after he collapsed in the Roos Field stands in the final minutes of Eastern’s game against …


John Blanchette: Football finishes a distant second

The fan had crumpled at the bottom of the steps that bisect sections D and E of the main grandstand at Roos Field, and almost instantly everything stopped. The game. …


EWU offensive lineman Jake Rodgers paid dues before wins came

Sometimes it really is all about gettin’ the ‘W.’ Winning can make the barbells lighter, the injuries more bearable and the trips a lot shorter – especially the bus ride …


Eastern Washington football reloads on the offensive line

Moments before another sweltering round of two-a-days at Eastern Washington, assistant coach Aaron Best paused to consider some weighty matters. Such as his offensive line, which is retooling and reshuffling, …


Former Cougar Rodgers hopes to land at Eastern

The feeling started last season, Jake Rodgers said, and only got worse as the offseason progressed. The former Washington State offensive lineman just wasn’t having fun anymore.