Tennessee State senior left tackle Rogers Gaines, a former TSSAA Mr. Football finalist at White House High School, was named to the Inside the HBCU Huddle/College Sporting News All-American Team for 2012, along with two other All-American honors for the postseason.
Gaines was a part of a TSU offensive line that led the Ohio Valley Conference in rushing at 175.7 yards per game. The senior did not give up a sack all season and graded out at a 93.6. He also earned OVC 1st team Offense.
It was also announced Thursday that Gaines has been invited to the National Football League scouting combine in Indianapolis in preparation for the 2013 NFL Draft.