Beavers' Rodgers is headed to NFL draft
"I've thought long and hard about this decision," said Rodgers, a junior. "I want to thank all of Beaver Nation for their support throughout my time here at Oregon State. Without all of that support I wouldn't be in this position."
The ethnic studies major was one of only three running backs in Pac-10 history to earn first-team All-Pac-10 honors for three straight years.
Rodgers had originally planned to return to school because his brother, wide receiver James Rodgers, was expected to play for a fifth year due to a knee injury in his past season, according to ESPN.