The 2004 Auburn perfect season was led by cornerback Carlos Rogers, who helped the Tigers lead the country in scoring defense. A consensus All-American, Rogers won the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to the nation's best defensive back. A finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Award, Rogers tallied 47 stops with two interceptions. A native of Augusta, Ga., Rogers was named All-American by the Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America and Walter Camp. Rogers was the highest Auburn defensive back ever drafted when the Washington Redskins selected him ninth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft.