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#3 Amari Rodgers

Position:
WR
Height:
5-10
Weight:
210
Class:
Sr.
Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.
High School:
Knoxville Catholic HS
BIO

Earned starting roles at receiver and punt returner in 2018 and contributed in those roles in 2019 after a remarkable comeback from injury … entered 2020 with 104 career receptions for 1,124 yards with eight receiving touchdowns in addition to six career rushing attempts for 46 yards and a touchdown in 43 games (25 starts) … also entered 2020 with 59 career punt returns for 465 yards (7.9 avg.) including a punt return touchdown … is one of only five Clemson players since 2000 to record touchdowns by rush, reception and punt return in a career.

2020: Gained a team-high 90 yards on five receptions at Wake Forest.

2019: Honorable mention All-ACC at both wide receiver and all-purpose slots … won the Brandon Streeter Award, named after the former Clemson quarterback and current quarterbacks coach, which is presented to the Clemson student-athlete across all sports who overcomes injury to excel on the field … caught 30 passes for 426 yards and four touchdowns while also rushing twice for 50 yards and a touchdown in 453 offensive snaps in 14 games (10 starts) … also contributed 18 punt returns for 151 yards (8.4 avg.) … tore his ACL in the spring but returned to action 166 days later in the second week of the season vs. No. 12 Texas A&M, catching two passes for six yards … caught four passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns at Syracuse, including an 87-yard catch-and-run for a score that tied the fourth-longest pass play in Clemson history … earned team offensive player of the week honors for the performance … caught one pass and recorded a 20-yard punt return in earning team special teams player of the week honors vs. Charlotte … gained 12 yards on three receptions at North Carolina … gained 44 yards on a team-lead-tying five receptions and scored his first rushing touchdown on a 29-yard scoring run vs. Florida State … led all players with 78 yards at Louisville on three receptions … caught a 19-yard touchdown in the midst of a two-catch, 33-yard performance vs. Boston College … recorded 71 yards and a touchdown on two receptions and earned team special teams player of the game with three punt returns for 23 yards vs. Wofford … caught three passes for seven yards at NC State … recorded a season-long 53-yard punt return among his two returns for 57 yards against Wake Forest prior to exiting the game with an injury, sharing team special teams player of the game honors … added a 21-yard reception and two catches for eight yards at South Carolina … gained 38 yards on a critical reception on Clemson’s 94-yard game-winning drive against No. 2 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl … caught two passes for eight yards vs. No. 1 LSU.

2018: Honorable mention All-ACC as an all-purpose selection … All-ACC Academic and ACC Honor Roll selection … ranked second on the team in receptions with 55, tallying 575 yards and four touchdowns in 565 snaps in 15 games (all starts) … also returned 39 punts an average of 7.7 yards with one touchdown … made impact in season-opening win vs. Furman, averaging 43.5 yards on two returns and hauling in a 40-yard receiving touchdown for the first score of his career … earned team special teams player of the week honors for the performance … caught team-high five passes for 73 yards at Texas A&M … recorded career-high six receptions, gaining 60 yards, at Georgia Tech … also averaged 16.0 yards on two punt returns against the Yellow Jackets, earning co-special teams player of the week honors from the team … gained 27 yards on four receptions vs. Syracuse … caught two passes for nine yards at Wake Forest … earned co-offensive player of the game honors after posting career highs in receiving yards (156) and receiving touchdowns (two) on six receptions at Florida State … with touchdown receptions of 58 and 68 yards against the Seminoles, became the first Clemson player to catch two touchdowns of 50-plus yards in a single game since Artavis Scott against South Carolina in 2014, becoming the first Clemson player since 1950 to accomplish the feat on the road … caught a touchdown pass on one of his three receptions for 12 yards vs. Louisville … collected team co-special teams player of the week honors at No. 17 Boston College after recording Clemson’s first punt return touchdown of the season on a 58-yard return … also recorded five catches for 73 yards in the win against the Eagles … gained 33 yards on four receptions vs. Duke … gained 18 yards on five receptions vs. South Carolina … had a team-high-tying six receptions for 26 yards vs. No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl … tallied 30 yards on two receptions in National Championship Game vs. No. 1 Alabama. 

2017: Had 19 receptions for 123 yards in 239 snaps over 14 games … had a team-tying-high three receptions for 19 yards and a seven-yard punt return against Kent State on Sept. 2 … had a seven-yard reception, 36-yard kickoff return and an eight-yard punt return against The Citadel on Nov. 18; named team co-special teams player-of-the-game … had three receptions for 11 yards against No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2.

Before Clemson: Played in the Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando, Fla. … .national top-100 prospect by ESPN, which rated him No. 72 overall … No. 4 in the state of Tennessee and No. 12 at his position by ESPN … rated No. 104 by 247 Sports, seventh in the state and No. 15 at the wide receiver position … named Mr. Football at the AAAA level in the state of Tennessee each of the last two years … for his career, had 3,498 receiving yards and 47 touchdowns … averaged 31 yards per reception as a senior when he had 40 catches for 1,238 yards and 18 scores … played for Steve Mathews at Knoxville Catholic … big play performer, he had 10 catches of 50 yards or more as a senior … scored a touchdown on the team’s first possession of the game on either a scrimmage play or return six times as a senior … had seven 100-yard receiving games, including two with at least 200 yards as a senior … had best game as a senior on his birthday, when he had eight catches for 251 yards and four scores … the touchdown catches were 52, 35, 82 and 12 yards … team finished 10-2 and reached second round of playoffs … as a junior, had 61 receptions for 1,570 yards and 23 touchdowns, a 25.7-yard average per catch … also had three rushing touchdowns, two on punt returns, two on kickoff returns and one on an interception return for 31 total touchdowns … gained 2,511 all-purpose yards as a junior … also had 38 tackles on defense as a cornerback … had a 93-yard punt return for a score as junior … team finished with 11-3 record … as a sophomore, had 25 catches for 407 yards and six scores … ran the ball more that year, he was the team’s top rusher with 93 carries for 725 yards and nine scores … had an 87-yard run on offense and 47-yard pick-six on defense … committed to Clemson and assistant coach Jeff Scott on Valentine’s Day 2016 … son of former Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin, who led the Vols to the 1998 National Championship … Martin is now an assistant coach at Southern California … from same area as fellow signee Tee Higgins … wore #3 in high school … recruited by Jeff Scott and Dan Brooks.

Personal: Born Sept. 23, 1999 … majoring in sports communication.