Sometimes I run out of things to say here. Did all of you survive the Twitter purge yesterday? Have you checked out my interactive Mountain Mountain West Map? Are you also desperate for sports and therefore watching the US soccer team play Trinidad and Tobago today? Alas, I won’t dilly or dally any longer, today I present: Mr. Roger Carreon.
#62, Roger Carreon, Redshirt Freshman, OL
High school: Jal HS (Jal, NM)
How’d he get to The Blue™?
I’m still wondering how they found Roger! The 3 star OL hails from Jal, NM which is at the bottom right corner of the state. Despite being in the 2A division, Roger was the #1 recruit out of New Mexico in 2021, and probably did numbers for the Jal tourism business.
Out of curiosity, I enlisted AI for this one to see what it could come up with. Not stellar but I’m a little partial to R.C Cola for some reason.
Last year I really liked the nickname “Renaissance Rogelio”, since Roger is short for Rogelio. But I think today I’m gonna go with “Corporal Carreon”. Perhaps it’s because he’s oft to say “Roger, carry on”.
You might think I’m crazy for this one, but I’m getting Nick Jonas. If Nick grew a bigger beard and got a nicer smile like Roger’s he still wouldn’t have a chance on the football team, but at least he’d look a little more like Roger.
Very abnormal for a true freshman on the offensive line, but Roger actually started against UTEP in The Game We’d All Like To Forget About. Nobody really played good in that game, so I wouldn’t hold it against him, but it certainly bodes well for his future.
I really feel like his early experience will be key. I’ve said before that I thought Roger was the gem of the 2021 class, so I’m very enthusiastic on his future. There’s probably too many people in front of him to garner a starting role this year, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see him be a rotation piece.
Is he on Twitter?
He is, @Roger_52_ and is prone to retweet from time to time.
Completely made up fact
Roger’s resemblance to Nick Jonas is more than just looks. Roger was president of the Jal HS’s chamber choir all 4 years there. Best of all, Roger sang baritone for the JalTones, taking 3rd place at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Midwinter Festival his senior year.