Former Michigan St. Spartans WR Charles Rogers has tragically passed away at age 38.
This according to the Detroit Free Press.
The former no. 2 overall pick from the 2003 NFL Draft, drafted by the Detroit Lions, played at Michigan St. from 2000-02.
Rogers played in the NFL for 15 games with 36 catches for 440 yards and 4 TDs.
Rogers had been diagnosed with liver disease and cancer and was awaiting a liver transplant before he died, his former high school coaches told MLive.com.
“He had cancer, whether that was related to his liver I don’t know,” Rogers’ ex-Saginaw High basketball coach Marshall Thomas said.
“They had given him 30 days to live if he didn’t get a liver transplant.”
Rogers’ high school football coach Don Durrett added, “I called his mom at the hospital over the weekend and got a chance to talk to Charles … He said he was going to the Lord.”
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