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5 Things to Know about 49ers WR Eric Rogers

Eric Rogers is the first player to sign with the San Francisco 49ers in the Chip Kelly era.

San Francisco made the move official on Thursday as the coveted wide receiver joined the 49ers following a successful season in the Canadian Football League.

Here are the top five things you need to know about the 49ers newest 6-foot-3, 210-pound skill player.

1. He was in high demand

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Rogers had 13 offers from NFL teams after visiting 16 clubs. The receiver worked out for the 49ers on Dec. 14 and then visited Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles on Dec. 18.

After Kelly's deal to become the 49ers head coach became official, he immediately continued his recruitment of Rogers.

"When he got hired by the Niners, he called me or two or three hours after it got announced that they were going to hire him," Rogers told the Calgary Sun. "He was like, 'You're the first player I called and I want you to be the first player I sign at my new job.'"

Rogers reportedly thought hard about offers from the Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets before deciding that he wanted to be a part of Kelly's offense in San Francisco.

"It just kind of lined up to the point that it was too good to be true," Rogers said. "It was a good spot and they gave me a good offer, and it actually came up a lot more than what they initially offered."

2. He was a Division III superstar

Rogers played collegiately at California Lutheran University of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). The Glendora, Calif. native owns school records for career receptions (220), receiving yards (3,461), receiving touchdowns (41) and total scoring (270).

As a senior, Rogers set CLU records with 91 receptions and 18 touchdowns. The receiver also posted 1,298 yards that season.

3. He dominated the CFL

Rogers joined the Calgary Stampeders in 2014, but only played in two games before spending the entire 2015 season with the team. The receiver led the league with 1,448 receiving yards and was fourth in receptions with 87. Rogers' 10 receiving touchdowns also tied for the league lead.

The San Francisco 49ers signed this 6-foot-4 wide receiver who recently played in the Canadian Football League.

4. He signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2013

Rogers drew a crowd of scouts from 11 different NFL teams at the CLU pro day. The receiver posted a vertical leap of 37 inches, a broad jump of 10-feet, 1-inch and his best 40-yard dash time was 4.48. Rogers' 37-inch vertical would have placed him tied for 10th among wide receivers at last years NFL Scouting Combine.

Rogers ultimately went undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft but signed with the Cowboys as a free agent shortly thereafter. He didn't end up making the 53-man roster and moved to the Arena Football League. Rogers caught 73 passes for 903 yards and 27 touchdowns with the Portland Thunder in 2014 before moving to the CFL.

5. You can follow him on social media

Rogers is on Twitter and Instagram with the same handle, @EricDionRogers.

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