?DRC? Named to Associated Press All America First Team
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tennessee State University cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has been named to the first team of the 2007 Associated Press FCS All America football team.

“DRC”, a first team 2007 All-Ohio Valley Conference performer adds this latest accolade to his stellar collegiate career. Rodgers-Cromartie has been selected to play in the East-West Shrine game in Houston TX on January 19, 2008 and the Senior Bowl All-Star game in Mobile, AL on January 26, 2008.

Dominique, a 6-2, 180 lb. product of Bradenton, FL, was a consensus first team pre-season All-American (FCS) pick, first team All-Ohio Valley Conference in 2006 and pre-season All-OVC in 2007 with six interceptions. He earned first-team All-OVC honors following this past 2007 season

Rodgers-Cromartie finished the 2007 season with two interceptions, both returned for TDs (69, 71). On the year, he had 11 pass break-ups, 37 tackles (28 solo) and 2 TFLs (8).

Additionally, “DRC” returned 33 kick-offs this season for 806 yards and 1 TD, and 4 Punt Returns for 16 yards. Also finished the year with 4 blocked kicks (3 FGs and 1 PAT). Two FG and 1 PAT blocks were game-savers (Jackson State-FG, Austin Peay-PAT in OT, Murray State-FG). He had 2 rushes on end arounds for 16 yards and 1 pass reception for 38 yards.

On the season “DRC” had 1,016 All-Purpose Yards (92.4 ypg).

A versatile athlete, he is the reigning OVC Indoor Track Champion in three events, the 60 yd dash (6.89), the long jump (25’-00.75”) and the high jump (6’ 09.50”). A sure NFL draft pick, (projected early 2nd round) his speed and height are sought after in cornerbacks.