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quarterback deshaun watson ‘slinging it’ at clemson pro day


clemson, s.c. (ap) — clemson’s deshaun watson put on an impressive show for nfl teams, making the case at the tigers’ pro day that he should be the first quarterback taken in next month’s draft.watson went through a crisp workout for scouts and evaluators for all 32 teams, including three head coaches: tennessee’s mike mularky, chicago’s john fox and pittsburgh’s mike tomlin.watson, the heisman trophy runner up this year, completed 54 of 62 throws at clemson’s indoor practice facility. most throws were quick strikes and right into the hands of guys like mike williams, artavis scott and jordan leggett — all who helped the tigers win the national championship.“once again, he showed why he’s the best,” center jay guillermo said. “you don’t get another deshaun watson. he had a good day.”most r






houston texans trade up to no. 12 to select qb deshaun watson of clemson


no. 12 houston texans (via trade with cleveland browns): deshaun watson, qb clemsonwatson finished his college career with a 420-yard passing performance against alabama in the college football playoff national championship game. he directed clemson’s 35-31 come-from-behind victory, securing the school capture its first football title since 1981.quick take: texans become the third team to trade up for a quarterback. bill o’brien was determined to find an answer.






mock draft: chiefs draft clemson qb deshaun watson with no. 27 pick


qb deshaun watson, clemson a winner with a pedigree who has a little donovan mcnabb in him. he can sit and learn behind alex smith and solidify the qb position for years to come.terez paylor, kansas city star






bears send cavalcade to take closer look at clemson qb deshaun watson


 for a good chunk of thursday morning, as quarterback deshaun watson worked through his pro day script, clemson coach dabo swinney chatted up one of his most inquisitive guests. bears coach john fox was on hand as college football's national champions put watson and 13 other draft prospects through their paces.fox and swinney, for whatever it's worth, were hip to hip for the bulk of watson's throwing session and for a while after it ended. so what exactly was swinney sharing about the highly touted quarterback who over his final two seasons led clemson to 28 wins, two playoff appearances and this past season's national title?in part, the clemson coach said, he was offering an intimate perspective on watson the person."the production speaks for itself," swinney said. "but it's also the thin






who will bears select with no. 3 pick in nfl draft?


rich campbell's predictionjamie sabau / getty imagesmalik hooker — ohio state, safety: clemson quarterback deshaun watson is more capable of turning the franchise around. but hooker has special traits and instincts as a ball hawk. he will appeal to gm ryan pace if his surgically repaired left hip checks out.malik hooker — ohio state, safety: clemson quarterback deshaun watson is more capable of turning the franchise around. but hooker has special traits and instincts as a ball hawk. he will appeal to gm ryan pace if his surgically repaired left hip checks out. (jamie sabau / getty images)see more galleries






trump welcomes ncaa champion football team to white house


washington — president donald trump is honoring clemson university's ncaa champion football team, calling its victory a title "for the ages."the clemson tigers won the national championship in january with a thrilling 35-31 victory over the alabama crimson tide.trump says it was one of the greatest games he ever watched.he shook hands with star quarterback deshaun watson and receiver hunter renfrow, who caught the winning touchdown with one second remaining.trump told renfrow, "you're so lucky you caught that ball."trump was joined by a large contingent of clemson fans on the south lawn, along with south carolina gov. henry mcmaster and members of the state's congressional delegation.






nfl mock draft 2.0: look for cleveland to select qb deshaun watson with first pi


nfl mock drafts are a little like paper road maps, a relic from the pre-smartphone age. you fold them, refold them, refold them a different way, and they eventually disintegrate and fall apart in your hands. still, they’re an entertaining exercise, the truest form of fantasy football.in this, the times’ second mock, cleveland doesn’t risk waiting until the no. 12 selection to take a quarterback, and instead grabs one with the top pick. in six of the past eight drafts, teams took a quarterback no. 1 overall.some notable players tumbled out of the first round in this mock — including 6-foot-4 clemson receiver mike williams and lightning-quick usc cornerback/returner adoree’ jackson — mostly because teams have more pressing needs than receiver, and because there’s such a wealth of corners in






deshaun watson plans to fully participate in nfl combine


fort worth, texas — deshaun watson is trying to approach everything leading up to the nfl draft as having fun and enjoying the process while preparing for another once-in-a-lifetime moment.having accomplished his goal of a national championship at clemson, the dual-threat quarterback said he is now working hard preparing for the draft. the next step is the nfl combine, where he anticipates being a full participant."that's the plan," watson said monday. "run, throw, meetings, everything."six weeks after his last-second touchdown pass pushed clemson past alabama 35-31 in the college football playoff title game, watson was presented his second consecutive davey o'brien award as the nation's top quarterback.when watson was in downtown fort worth a year ago to pick up his first o'brien trophy,






deshaun watson lands second davey o’brien award as nfl draft looms – the denver


fort worth, texas — deshaun watson is trying to approach everything leading to the nfl draft as having fun and enjoying the process while preparing for another once-in-a-lifetime moment.having accomplished his goal of a national championship at clemson, the dual-threat quarterback said he is now working hard preparing for the draft. the next step is the nfl combine, where he anticipates being a full participant.“that’s the plan,” watson said monday. “run, throw, meetings, everything.”six weeks after his last-second touchdown pass pushed clemson past alabama 35-31 in the college football playoff title game, watson was presented his second consecutive davey o’brien award as the nation’s top quarterback.when watson was in downtown fort worth a year ago to pick up his first o’brien trophy, onl






clemson’s swinney not worried about replacing missing pieces


charlotte, n.c. (ap) — dabo swinney isn’t concerned about losing more than 77 percent of his team’s offensive production from last season’s national championship team.rather, clemson’s 10th-year coach is brimming with confidence that the tigers can replace quarterback deshaun watson and a host of other top-level players and maintain the program’s success, which includes a 34-5 record over the last three seasons with two trips to the national title game.“everybody keeps wanting to talk about last year’s team and what we don’t have, but what i’m excited about is what we do have,” swinney said.swinney said he “loves” this year’s roster because he has a hungry group of players eager to prove themselves and keep up the clemson’s winning tradition.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 fo






quarterback might not be a top priority in opening round of nfl draft


if anyone questions whether the nfl is a quarterback-driven league, consider that many of the worst teams are looking for one.that said, this year’s crop of quarterback prospects could have those teams saying pass, pass, pass — at least at the top of this year’s three-day draft, which starts thursday in philadelphia.“as far as the quarterbacks in this year’s class, i’m not banging the table for any of them,” said mike mayock, lead draft expert for nfl network. “i think there’s talent in the class, but i think it’s going to take a year for most of these guys.”that’s not to suggest this will be a year like 2013, when the underwhelming ej manuel was the only quarterback selected in the opening round. in fact, it would be a surprise if clemson’s deshaun watson, north carolina’s mitchell trubis






ncaa champion clemson tigers visit trump at white house


the clemson tigers football team was honored by president donald trump at the white house's south lawn on monday afternoon for the team's second championship win in its 121-year-old history. guests included republican lawmakers from south carolina such as sens. tim scott and lindsey graham. newly elected south carolina gov. henry mcmaster was also in attendance - he received a personal word of appreciation from the president. "hello everybody," mr. trump said in his opening remarks. "mr. governor, how are you? we campaigned long and hard together. right? that worked out well, and you became governor...don't forget. he endorsed me when it wasn't exactly in vogue to do that, so i remember." most of the clemson players, some still on the team and some not, were present for the day-trip to the






49ers hosting qb deshaun watson for pre-draft visit


quarterback deshaun watson is getting a closer look by the 49ers, and vice versa.watson, who led clemson to the past two season’s national championship game, is expected to visit the 49ers’ santa clara facility on monday and tuesday, according to nfl network.on sunday, watson hosted a football camp in columbia, south carolina for over 150 youth. he’s expected to visit another nfc west team, the arizona cardinals, on wednesday.general manager john lynch and other 49ers staff, including quarterbacks coach rich scangarello, put watson through a private workout with another team on march 22 after initially meeting with him at the scouting combine in indianapolis.watson arrives as the 49ers begin their nine-week offseason program under first-year coach kyle shanahan. the only quarterbacks curre






chiefs, chargers add offensive firepower to afc west early in nfl draft


afc west teams added excitement to the draft thursday night with two broncos rivals making splashes to add offensive talent.kansas city moved from pick 27 to no. 10 to draft quarterback patrick mahomes from texas tech. it gave up its first-round pick this year, a third-round pick and a 2018 first-round pick, to get its quarterback of the future.it was a stunning move considering the chiefs’ allegiance to veteran quarterback alex smith and the fact that deshaun watson of national champion clemson was still on the board.mahomes led all fbs teams with 5,052 passing yards this past season. chiefs coach andy reid has had a lot of success grooming quarterbacks and he now has a new prize pupil.smith may still be the chiefs starting quarterback in 2017, but mahomes will likely be expected to take






13 reasons the bears should draft a quarterback at no. 3


if not now, when?the time to invest a first-round draft pick in a quarterback appears to have come for the bears, who have not selected a passer in round 1 since rex grossman in 2003. the bears dealt two first-round picks to the broncos in the 2009 jay cutler deal, a trade that proved to be too good to be true because teams don't deal away franchise quarterbacks.it simply took the bears longer than most to come to the realization cutler wasn't that player and now here they are with the no. 3 pick in the first round thursday night staring down the opportunity to solve the club's never-ending issue — if they can pick the right quarterback.north carolina's mitch trubisky, clemson's deshaun watson, texas tech's patrick mahomes and notre dame's deshone kizer all offer upside. it's possible gene






clemson star watson plans to fully participate in nfl combine


fort worth, texas — deshaun watson is trying to approach everything leading up to the nfl draft as having fun and enjoying the process while preparing for another once-in-a-lifetime moment.having accomplished his goal of a national championship at clemson, the dual-threat quarterback said he is now working hard preparing for the draft. the next step is the nfl combine, where he anticipates being a full participant."that's the plan," watson said monday. "run, throw, meetings, everything."six weeks after his last-second touchdown pass pushed clemson past alabama 35-31 in the college football playoff title game, watson was presented his second consecutive davey o'brien award as the nation's top quarterback.when watson was in downtown fort worth a year ago to pick up his first o'brien trophy,






deshaun watson plans to fully participate in nfl combine


fort worth, texas (ap) — deshaun watson is trying to approach everything leading up to the nfl draft as having fun and enjoying the process while preparing for another once-in-a-lifetime moment.having accomplished his goal of a national championship at clemson, the dual-threat quarterback said he is now working hard preparing for the draft. the next step is the nfl combine, where he anticipates being a full participant.“that’s the plan,” watson said monday. “run, throw, meetings, everything.”six weeks after his last-second touchdown pass pushed clemson past alabama 35-31 in the college football playoff title game, watson was presented his second consecutive davey o’brien award as the nation’s top quarterback.most read storiessave 75% on digital access today. when watson was in downtown for






13 reasons the bears should draft a quarterback at no. 3


if not now, when?the time to invest a first-round draft pick in a quarterback appears to have come for the bears, who have not selected a passer in round 1 since rex grossman in 2003. the bears dealt two first-round picks to the broncos in the 2009 jay cutler deal, a trade that proved to be too good to be true because teams don't deal away franchise quarterbacks.it took the bears longer than most to realize cutler wasn't that player, and now here they are with the no. 3 pick thursday night, staring down the opportunity to solve their never-ending issue — if they can pick the right quarterback.north carolina's mitchell trubisky, clemson's deshaun watson, texas tech's patrick mahomes and notre dame's deshone kizer all offer upside. it's possible general manager ryan pace will have his choice






13 reasons the bears should draft a quarterback at no. 3


if not now, when?the time to invest a first-round draft pick in a quarterback appears to have come for the bears, who have not selected a passer in round 1 since rex grossman in 2003. the bears dealt two first-round picks to the broncos in the 2009 jay cutler deal, a trade that proved to be too good to be true because teams don't deal away franchise quarterbacks.it took the bears longer than most to realize cutler wasn't that player, and now here they are with the no. 3 pick thursday night, staring down the opportunity to solve their never-ending issue — if they can pick the right quarterback.north carolina's mitchell trubisky, clemson's deshaun watson, texas tech's patrick mahomes and notre dame's deshone kizer all offer upside. it's possible general manager ryan pace will have his choice






the deshaun watson debate: will qb's first-rate intangibles translate to nfl?


what did this mean exactly? what did it mean that on the morning of deshaun watson's pro day, a nondescript white suburban rolled into the parking lot outside clemson's massive football complex with a pack of high-ranking bears talent evaluators spilling out?general manager ryan pace emerged from the shotgun seat. coach john fox exited from the back. director of player personnel josh lucas, offensive coordinator dowell loggains and quarterbacks coach dave ragone popped out as well.so what did this say about the bears' interest in watson and their intent to further their research with one group field trip to the piedmont region of south carolina?what did it mean exactly?for now, in the stretch run of the nfl's pre-draft process, that's open to interpretation. at least until the bears go on






the deshaun watson debate: will qb's first-rate intangibles translate to nfl?


what did this mean exactly? what did it mean that on the morning of deshaun watson's pro day, a nondescript white suburban rolled into the parking lot outside clemson's massive football complex with a pack of high-ranking bears talent evaluators spilling out?general manager ryan pace emerged from the shotgun seat. coach john fox exited from the back. director of player personnel josh lucas, offensive coordinator dowell loggains and quarterbacks coach dave ragone popped out as well.so what did this say about the bears' interest in watson and their intent to further their research with one group field trip to the piedmont region of south carolina?what did it mean exactly?for now, in the stretch run of the nfl's pre-draft process, that's open to interpretation. at least until the bears go on






the deshaun watson debate: will qb's first-rate intangibles translate to nfl?


what did this mean exactly? what did it mean that on the morning of deshaun watson's pro day, a nondescript white suburban rolled into the parking lot outside clemson's massive football complex with a pack of high-ranking bears talent evaluators spilling out?general manager ryan pace emerged from the shotgun seat. coach john fox exited from the back. director of player personnel josh lucas, offensive coordinator dowell loggains and quarterbacks coach dave ragone popped out as well.so what did this say about the bears' interest in watson and their intent to further their research with one group field trip to the piedmont region of south carolina?what did it mean exactly?for now, in the stretch run of the nfl's pre-draft process, that's open to interpretation. at least until the bears go on






will bears gm throw caution to the wind as he charges into nfl draft?


the day before ryan pace began his first draft as bears general manager in 2015, he equated it to the super bowl. it was his way of putting into perspective the climactic and critical payoff following months of laborious scouting.fast forward two years to thursday night when pace heads into his third draft with only nine wins on his resume. this time, it's fair to ask: what's bigger than the super bowl?there simply is no overstating the importance of this draft for pace and the bears. after regressing in the standings last season, pace must combine his determination to build through the draft with proof that he's the right man to have at the controls.the bears have seven picks, including nos. 3 and 36 overall. their roster remains full of holes and unproven quantities, from quarterback to






deshaun watson, 2017 fantasy football


first of all, i don’t know what zach is complaining about.  he was given the two positions where players can make the biggest impact in fantasy football at the beginning of their careers. leave it to such a millennial baby to complain about an opportunity to have his star truly shine.  his complaining aside, zach did a fantastic job previewing running backs and wide receivers, you can check it out here.  now it’s time to preview the quarterbacks and the tight ends we keep hearing and reading about for the 2017 nfl draft.fantasy impact is pretty tough to project without first knowing the landing spot of a prospect.  so i’ll write about skill sets and best or worst fits for each of these players.  after checking out this article, you can look forward to zach’s first-round mock draft that he






the texans reportedly didn’t even return jay cutler’s calls


veteran nfl quarterback jay cutler still is looking for a new team after the chicago bears cut him following last season, and he reportedly had an interest in playing for the houston texans. but nfl network’s ian rapoport said saturday during draft coverage that the texans never even returned his calls.at one point, the pairing looked like at least a remote possibility. espn’s jeff dickerson reported early last week that the texans once had “a mild interest” in cutler after they dumped brock osweiler and his contract on the browns.but coach bill o’brien apparently wanted to roll with tom savage, and then the texans took clemson quarterback deshaun watson in the first round thursday. the dream is over or never even got off the ground, depending on whom you believe.as for cutler’s next move,






deshaun watson plans to fully participate in nfl combine


fort worth, texas (ap) — national championship quarterback deshaun watson plans to participate in every aspect of the nfl’s scouting combine.watson said monday before the davey o’brien award presentation that he will do everything he’s asked to do at the combine, which begins next week in indianapolis. that will include throwing and running before his pro day prior to the nfl draft in april.six weeks after his last-second touchdown pass pushed clemson past alabama in the college football playoff title game, watson picked up his second consecutive o’brien trophy as the nation’s top quarterback. he is the first repeat winner of the o’brien since oklahoma’s jason white in 2003 and 2004.watson also won the manning, johnny unitas and bobby bowden awards, and was a heisman trophy finalist after






nfl drafters go on the offensive


philadelphia – with defensive standouts everywhere in this draft, nfl teams turned offensive. with an emphasis on quarterbacks.hardly stunning in a pass-happy league, except that no quarterbacks in this crop have been highly touted. yet three went in the first dozen thursday night, with two surprising trades putting the bears and chiefs in position to grab qbs.chicago paid a whopping price to move up one spot to second overall for north carolina's mitchell trubisky. kansas city gave up its first-rounder next year to go from 27th to 10th for texas tech's patrick mahomes.altogether, eight of the first dozen picks were offensive players, including houston trading up for clemson qb deshaun watson.one controversial pick was ohio state cornerback gareon conley, who was drafted by oakland at no.






top qb prospects get only 1 chance to make 1st impression at nfl combine


impressions matter in life, art and the nfl.each one of the 330 pro prospects arrived at the scouting combine having that idea drilled into his psyche, expecting every word to be weighed as carefully as pounds on a scale. every quarterback understood his personality might influence an evaluator as much as his ability to throw the deep out.so when clemson star deshaun watson displayed a natural self-deprecation dismissing his coach, dabo swinney, comparing him to michael jordan, it revealed humility often hard to come by for franchise quarterbacks."i just laughed," watson told reporters. "i thanked him for the compliment — it's pretty cool — but i'm no michael jordan. i'm deshaun watson. my goal is to one day have people talk about me like they do michael jordan.''good answer, which in four






ex-notre dame qb deshone kizer still on board after first round of nfl draft


a week before the nfl draft, former notre dame quarterback deshone kizer gained attention for his bravado.on thursday, kizer's name was not among the 32 called during the first round in philadelphia.kizer told usa today last week he thought he had the potential to be the greatest quarterback in league history and alluded to cam newton's body and tom brady's smarts as a comparison. he doubled down on his confidence — and his comments — during an interview last weekend in south bend, ind., during the telecast of notre dame's annual blue-gold scrimmage game.the bears selected north carolina quarterback mitch trubisky at no. 2, texas tech's patrick mahomes went 10th to the chiefs and clemson's deshaun watson was chosen 12th by the browns.kizer was in philadelphia as one of the invited prospect






49ers 'seriously considering' qb at no. 2


santa clara — back in 1951, the 49ers selected quarterback y.a. tittle with the no. 2 overall draft pick, and seven years later, they returned in that draft spot for quarterback john brodie.the 49ers again are no. 2 on the clock, and according to a nfl media report monday, they are “strongly considering” taking a quarterback at that spot thursday night.ruse or reality, such a report should not be shocking considering,(a) the 49ers have met with and worked out the top qbs, with mitchell trubisky and deshaun watson presumably the leading candidates. shanahan had a private workout this month with trubisky, who went 8-5 for north carolina last season, including a sun bowl loss to stanford. watson, from reigning national champion clemson, visited the 49ers hq this month, and they reportedly “co






10 thoughts from the nfl scouting combine


10 thoughts following five days at the nfl scouting combine.1. if ryan pace has been consistent in one thing when talking about a trait he seeks in a quarterback, it’s a player that raises the entire team up, especially from a college standpoint. it’s something drew brees did when he was at purdue. it’s obviously something deshaun watson accomplished at clemson. the thing is, you wonder if pace has repeated it so much that watson can’t be the bears’ first-round pick in april because it seems too obvious a connection. but watson had a strong week in indianapolis and he didn’t need interviews to confirm what the teams already knew that he was a first-rate guy. he’s considered a gym rat and one source told me back in october that watson knew the clemson offense so well he had a better handle






bears' quarterback search resumes at scouting combine this week


when deshaun watson grabs a football and takes the field at lucas oil stadium saturday morning, wearing a t-shirt and shorts instead of a jersey and shoulder pads, there will be no defensive players disguising coverage in front of him. when he drops back to pass with dozens of pro scouts analyzing his technique and accuracy, he will set comfortably without a 260-pound linebacker harassing him and determined to knock his head off.if watson were indeed in live action, maybe the bears and every other quarterback-needy team at the nfl scouting combine that runs through monday would learn answers to some of the most important questions about the clemson star's nfl readiness.as it stands, though, the so-called underwear olympics in indianapolis offer the bears limited returns in their ongoing se






heisman winner jackson headlines start of acc media days


charlotte, n.c. — the atlantic coast conference won big in football in 2016. so it's fitting the league starts its annual preseason media days by featuring reigning national champion clemson and heisman trophy winner lamar jackson of louisville.the league opens its two-day event in charlotte on thursday morning, beginning with a state-of-the-league forum from commissioner john swofford.coaches and players from the league's seven atlantic division teams will be in attendance for thursday's interview sessions, with dabo swinney's tigers coming off the league's second title in four seasons but facing significant losses that include star quarterback deshaun watson.jackson is trying to become only the second repeat heisman winner, joining ohio state's archie griffin.the day will also feature na






rams mailbag: nfl draft, jared goff, trumaine johnson, personal-seat licenses an


the rams will make their first pick in the nfl draft on friday.that will be one day after the start of the event in philadelphia as the rams must wait until the 37th pick — the fifth of the second round — to make their first selection. the rams will also make a third-round pick on friday.the rams have six more picks in rounds 4 through 7 on saturday.now, on to your questions. keep them coming at @latimesklein or [email protected] rams are expected to begin releasing information about personal-seat licenses for the new inglewood stadium in late summer or fall.pricing has not been fully determined, a team official said.but i think it’s safe to predict the average fan who was able to purchase season tickets for games at the coliseum will have to pay a premium of many, many thousands






ryan pace must go bold with bears' no. 3 pick: qb deshaun watson


you are ryan pace, the nfl's youngest general manager, and all the ineptness and apathy a once-proud organization has endured since you arrived two years ago has gotten old.you exude confidence, energy and initiative for the league's charter franchise that has exhibited none of those traits lately as it teeters toward irrelevance in a football city no longer obsessed with the bears. you remember the image of an empty soldier field last december and the late-season pall in a bears locker room where hope was just as hard to find. you feel a responsibility to restore enthusiasm to both places.you say all the right things about fixing the quarterback position but, as they say in your home state of texas, risk becoming all hat and no cattle unless you do something bigger than sign a stopgap fre






49ers kyle shanahan scouring film, planning qb workouts


while 49ers general manager john lynch was at notre dame wrapping up a cross-country inspection of the upcoming draft’s quarterback crop, coach kyle shanahan explained thursday he’s stayed back at the office to study film and prepare for private workouts.“we haven’t mapped them all out yet but i’m sure i will do a couple private workouts, whether it’s me or our quarterbacks coach (rich scangarello),” shanahan said from stanford’s pro day auditions.“i can also get more out of being in the office now watching film. most of the pro days, we get all those tapes.”the 49ers are halfway to filling out the four-quarterback unit shanahan desires for his first offseason program, having signed brian hoyer and matt barkley in free agency. the offseason program starts april 10, a week later than usual






49ers kyle shanahan scouring film, planning qb workouts


var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);while 49ers general manager john lynch was at notre dame wrapping up a cross-country inspection of the upcoming draft’s quarterback crop, coach kyle shanahan explained thursday he’s stayed back at the office to study film and prepare for private workouts.“we haven’t mapped them all out yet but i’m sure i will do a couple private workouts, whether it’s me or our quarterbacks coach (rich scangarello),” shanahan said from stanford’s pro day auditions.“i can also get more out of being in the office now watching film. most of the pro days, we get all those tapes.”the 49ers are halfway to filling out the four-quarterback unit shanahan desires for his first offseason program, having signed brian hoyer and matt barkley in free agency. the offseason pr






female officers in high demand at st. paul police department


allison rogers knew she wanted to be a police officer, but others had their concerns: did she consider teaching instead? had she seen the most recent news articles about officers who were killed in the line of duty?so rogers pursued a degree in corrections instead.“i had a lot of people telling me i wouldn’t want to be in the profession,” said rogers. “more out of fear than that it wasn’t a noble profession. i’m a pretty small … i’m 5-foot-1. with my boots, i’m 5-3.”in her second year at minnesota state university, mankato, she gained the confidence to switch tracks to law enforcement after speaking with an officer from her hometown of waseca, minn., where she served as a police reserve. on a recent urday morning, rogers, 23, was among 88 people who packed an informational meeting at the n