Jake Rodgers went through one summer football workout at Washington State University before the position switch that changed his life.
It was 2010, just before his freshman year in Pullman. Rodgers, a Spokane native, spent the first session running routes. At 6-6 and 245 pounds, he fit the mold of a traditional pass-catching, defensive-back pancaking tight end. It was a role for which WSU coaches supposedly coveted him.