Jacquizz Rodgers update: He’s been hitting the books

Jacquizz Rodgers was a highly productive running back in the Pac-10 (Associated Press)

Jacquizz Rodgers was a highly productive running back in the Pac-10 (Associated Press)

A lot of  you all have been asking about running back Jacquizz Rodgers.

I caught up with his uncle Rodney Williams yesterday and he’s going to have Quizz give us a call. (So, we should have a longer blog with Quizz real soon.)

Uncle Williams was happy to report that Quizz was back in class hitting the books. They are on quarters at Oregon State and he wasn’t done until the middle of June.

We chatted for a little while. I told Uncle Williams that the interest about his nephew was pretty high.

I also had him confirm that Rodgers’ lone fumble in college was on a pass that was officially ruled a lateral.

The Falcons traded away their fifth round pick (158th overall) and one of their seventh round picks (229) to move up 13 spots to select Rodgers on draft day.

Here’s what Rodgers had to say after the draft. Click HERE!

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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38 comments Add your comment

ncfalcon52

July 8th, 2011
10:11 am

CCan’t wait for Falcon Football.

robert

July 8th, 2011
10:20 am

welcome back d led.

Tee

July 8th, 2011
10:20 am

Are you ready for some football?!!!

Falconsrus

July 8th, 2011
10:38 am

Quizz iz gonna be awesome and Jones rookie-rama jama

Dirty Bird Zone

July 8th, 2011
10:44 am

Let the millionaires agree with the billionaires, so I can get some pro football!!!

wind, rain, oil, FALCONS

July 8th, 2011
11:27 am

The Falcons are finally looking like a beast. Julio is going to have a big impact on offense. I think Quizz will contribute also. For God’s sake, let’s get started.

SirReal

July 8th, 2011
11:58 am

Can Mularkey really work with all this talent? Its gonna be a make or break year for him. I know he got the award last year and thats great. I just think it’s time to be more creative and let MR2 do more. Its his 4th year. The lightbulb is on. Looking fwd to seeing how all this plays out once the league is done with all this greed/power stuff.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

July 8th, 2011
12:21 pm

Dirty Bird Zone — The billionaires just won a major W in court today.

SirReal — Magic Mike will figure it all out. He’s very studious and knows his football.

SeenThisB4

July 8th, 2011
12:45 pm

The court’s ruling virtually assures that the players will be under heat to accept what’s on the table.

It’s a good think Jacquizz is still serious about his college education, good for him, he’s going to need that degree probably around the last week in August.

Cornerback Smurf

July 8th, 2011
1:37 pm

Thanks a million for the JQuizz update DLed!! He’s definitely a welcome addition to the Falcon camp as far as I’m concerned. If we keep adding players with his type of potential, giving the Falcons a plethora of offensive options the Falcons could become the most feared team in the NFL (at least offensively).

seattle falcons fan

July 8th, 2011
1:39 pm

DLed- When you talk to Quizz will you ask him if he’s talked to Ryan or Turner and gotten a play book?

seattle falcons fan

July 8th, 2011
1:40 pm

PS- I live in the NorthWest and everybody up here (Pac10) is just buzzing about this guy. I can’t wait to see him in action!

chickenman

July 8th, 2011
5:14 pm

jaquizz is the man. cant wait to see in in the red and black

Jim

July 8th, 2011
5:50 pm

I would like to see him lose 5-10 lbs to help out on his speed and shiftiness. He could be like a Warrick Dunn/Joe Washington type who can hide behind his big O linemen.

hiramsaint

July 8th, 2011
7:30 pm

how noble when other nfl players have been hittting their wives and girlfriends…[owens]

Ricardo

July 9th, 2011
11:12 am

been following Quizz since high school in Richmond Tx……he will be fantastic for the falcons!!

Big Ray

July 10th, 2011
1:28 am

how noble when other nfl players have been hittting their wives and girlfriends…[owens]

Yeah…case dropped you clown.

But hey, I hear the players get hit BY their girlfriends in New Orleans (Reggie Bush got KarDASHianed…cough, cough….)

Steven A.

July 10th, 2011
1:05 pm

Rodgers will be “Reggie Bush” like if this Offensive coordinator figures out his strengths. Let us pray for Mr. Mularky, all eyes will be on him this year.

hiramsaint

July 10th, 2011
3:58 pm

injured half the time and not overly productive? isn’t that what norwood is for ?

G

July 10th, 2011
9:58 pm

14-2 SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!!!

Paddy

July 11th, 2011
3:01 pm

SeenthisB4……Thought you hated the Falcons and would never waste your time on a Falcon blog? Well we are not glad you are back because you lied again! Try the Bengals. They seem to attract your kind of player. What a MAROON!!!

SaintsFan284

July 11th, 2011
10:12 pm

@ Paddy-One to many O’s. Guess your I.Q. spilled over into your post. GEAUX SAINTS

Paddy

July 12th, 2011
6:24 am

SaintsFan284- no the joke is on you pal.lol It is Maroon. What Bugs called Elmer when he did something stupid like you just did. LOL And your IQ is just below a hedgeapple!

DC Dirty Bird

July 12th, 2011
6:35 am

Still haven’t figured out why Saints fans comment on Falcons blog. I guess winning the Super Bowl still didn’t cure your Dirty Bird envy.

Baltisraul

July 12th, 2011
7:10 am

@ Paddy

Guess SaintsFan284 won’t try that again!!! That was great work on him. lol Hedgeapples are not very smart are they?

SaintsFan284

July 12th, 2011
3:12 pm

@ Paddy- maroon is a color moron. Another product of the APS no doubt! @ DC Dirty Turd- Whats to envy about the Falcants? The fact that you’ve lost 8 out of 10 to us over the last 5 years and no playoff wins? Another APS standout @Baltisraul – What I did was not tried but did. I’ll give you some credit though. You’re smarter than a rock but dumber than a bag of hammers and resemble an APS product. Coll, I’ve just killed 3 birds with 1 stone.

Paddy

July 12th, 2011
4:44 pm

SaintsFan284…..if you can’t understand the context of Maroon as I explained it to you, I can type slower. Hedgeapple has now taken the IQ lead from you. LOL What a Maroon!!!!! And we all are proud you have learned your colors at this age!

SaintsFan284

July 12th, 2011
5:19 pm

@Paddy- And at your age your watching Bugs Bunny? Are you worried about getting that welfare check on Aug. 3rd? Don’t worry , obama won’t let his core go without their checks. How did i know that you receive welfare you might ask? Anyone who can’t spell , sits around watching cartoons and thinks that by typing slower someone will comprehend their ineptitude cannot possibly be of any importance to the American economic engine and thus is willfully un-employed!

Baltisraul

July 12th, 2011
5:20 pm

@Paddy

Enough already! You have beaten SaintsFan284 to a pulp. Give him a chance to throw in the towel, he may have a family that is watching. I beg you, give him mercy.

SaintsFan284

July 12th, 2011
5:24 pm

@Baltisraul-In the battle of wits , both of you could blow your collective brains out with a handkerchief. Try to win if you will but only embarassment will follow you and all will be able to proof it through your lame attempts on a keyboard

falcon4ever

July 12th, 2011
5:31 pm

Wow,Ican’t beleive y’all are gonna let a aint’s fan take y’all to the cleaners like that.

hiramsaint

July 12th, 2011
5:54 pm

bam-paddy and baltisraul{????} got whooped on almost as bad as the failcans did by the packers on that one ….hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe

Paddy

July 12th, 2011
6:08 pm

Baltisraul…..ok, I will cut the kid some slack. He is not much fun anyway. Can’t keep up worth a darn. One last shot, he is so easy. The keyboard is our method of communicating, unless you have invented “voice over” in the last 1/2 hour. He is not a softball, he is a beachball. Not a heavyweight. Needs to drop down a couple of classifications for more seasoning.

hiramsaint

July 12th, 2011
6:14 pm

weak, weak weak ,oh so very weak! i hope 284 gets back on to light you up some more but if thats all you got i’ll bet he’s bored with the pre-teens LOL LOL LOL

hiramsaint

July 12th, 2011
6:17 pm

p.s. for paddy- there is a program where you do speak and your computer learns your voice. maybe he was right about your APS education..@sf284- sorry to jump on your mouse but that was way to e-z

Paddy

July 12th, 2011
6:41 pm

hiramsaint….Iknow that, but you can’t do that in this medium, now can you? So what is your point. Are you sure you and 284 and not the same person? Same reading level, just a thought! .

SaintsFan284

July 12th, 2011
6:47 pm

No problem Hiramsaint. No offence to you but all you were doing was handling the light work for me and trudat about weak , weak , weak. Did you , at all , understand the softball beachball thing?????. More seasoning????? Do they even know what seasoning is in Atlanta? They probably think it’s when you go to Waffle House and put salt and pepper on hashbrowns. So glad to have no affiliations with that place! “Type” at you later Hiramsaint! LoL

SaintsFan284

July 12th, 2011
6:54 pm

One in the same? I can surely see now that your reasoning skills are definately from the APS. Also , you may try some imagination in your life because I can see none here!