Jasmine Rogers

Jasmine Rogers
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2012
Jersey Number: 15
Position: DL
Height: 5-9
Weight: 170
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
High School: Quaker Valley HS (PA)
College: Delaware State University
Occupation: Account Director, SmartBrief


Jasmine Rogers Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
Jackie Joyner-Kersee…she’s an amazing athlete and a great competitor who is smart and very versatile.
Who are your biggest supporters?
My family.
If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose? Why?
Michelle Obama…she’s a great role model for women everywhere.
Who is your female sports idol?
My younger sister, Christa Rogers.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers…he attacks from every angle, and you never know when or where he’s coming from. Also, he has fabulous hair!
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
I enjoy reading, knitting, and couponing. I also have my own website, DCDivaDiary.com.
What is your favorite travel location?
What is your favorite food?
My father’s spaghetti.
What is your favorite book?
It’s Your Time, by Joel Osteen.
Who is your favorite musician?
Israel Houghton.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Tenacious, passionate, supportive.
What are your lifetime aspirations?
To make a positive impact on others everywhere I go.
What was the first sport you ever played?
Track and field.
What is your favorite sports memory?
My senior year of high school, I won the state championship in the 100-meter hurdles, and then ten minutes later, I came back to win the 100-meter dash as well. That memory is second, of course, to watching my sister win a conference championship in volleyball.
How did you get into women’s football?
I’ve always wanted to play. I grew up watching my brother play football but could never play myself. When I was in high school, a women’s football league formed, and I got to watch my high school basketball coach play for the Pittsburgh Passion. I was determined that once I finished college and got the opportunity, I would play.
What was your biggest adjustment to playing women’s football?
It’s all new to me!
If you could play any other position, which one would you choose? Why?
Any position where you are involved in the action and hitting people is a position I want to play!
What is your most memorable Divas moment?
Making the team!
Why do you play women’s tackle football?
My brother plays football and I want to be just like him when I grow up! I’ve always wanted to play, but until recently I never had the opportunity.
What does it mean to you to be a D.C. Diva?
It means I’m a female football player in a winning organization that is like a family, all of us coming together for a common goal.