DURHAM, N.C. -- Recently, GoDuke.com sat down with senior Spencer Rogers to learn more about the Los Altos, Calif., native.
GoDuke.com: Name your three favorite things about being a student-athlete at Duke.
Spencer Rogers: It’s the best of both worlds. I get to be an athlete and play a sport that I love, but I also get to be a student at a great school like this. I like the whole atmosphere of the team. It’s like being a fraternity without being in a fraternity. It’s like a whole group of brothers. It keeps me in shape.
GoDuke.com: What is your favorite ‘on the field’ memory?
SR: My favorite on the field memory was definitely Jamison’s catch last year against North Carolina. The first time going to a bowl in twelve years. First time beating them in forever and getting the victory bell. That was most definitely my favorite on field memory.
GoDuke.com: What is your favorite ‘off the field’ memory?
SR: When all of the kickers and all of the specialists last year got together and made a Christmas card and sent it out to everyone. We were all wearing our practice pants and Christmas sweaters, so that was great.
GoDuke.com: Name your three favorite things about your sport.
SR: The camaraderie. I was a football player and a soccer player and football by far had more camaraderie. The fact that any team can win on any given day, I really like that. They always say that’s why you play the game. It really can happen. Anyone can win. Just how much of a team sport it is. You can’t have one player put the team on his back and win the game. You need a whole team effort.
GoDuke.com: Name three things you would do on a day off.
SR: Sleep in, definitely. I’m generally not a morning person, so waking up at six is tough for me. I would probably, if it’s nice out, I’d head to the quarry because it’s one of my favorite places in Durham. I’d head there to take a hike or a walk. I’d probably work out. I’ve gotten to the point where I feel like a lazy bum on any given day if I don’t work out.
GoDuke.com: Name three foods you can’t live without.
SR: Mashed potatoes, steaks and my mom’s homemade chocolate chip cookies.