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COB Tiger Showcase Chester Rogers, a native of Huntsville, Alabama, is an American football wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. He earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Grambling State University, where he played college football. By his sophomore year, Rogers led the GSU Tiger Football Team in receptions. He served as Grambling's leading receiver in 2013 and 2014. Chester, a walk-on at Grambling, beat out four other undrafted rookie receivers for the final wide receiver spot on the roster with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. In November 2016, Rogers returned to Louisiana for the 43rd Bayou Classic with his family and a big check for the Chester Rogers Perseverance Scholarship Award he established for non-scholarship football players at Grambling State University. Prentiss Smiley is from Homer, LA and is a graduate of the Grambling Laboratory High School. He is the President of the Earl Lester Cole Honors College and has maintained a 3.9 cumulative GPA. Prentiss is a double major in Computer Information Systems and History 4 + 1. Upon graduating, he will have earned two bachelor degrees and the masters in social science with a concentration in history. Prentiss has been involved in a number of community service projects including building communities with Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center. Most recently, he worked with people over 50 to help them learn more about technology. On the President’s List each semester since enrolling at GSU, Prentiss is a Lexus Verses and Flow HBCU Scholar, Thurgood Marshall College Fund/Wells Fargo Scholar, National Association of HBCU Title III Administrator, Inc. Scholar, SGA Senator, and the LA Legislative Black Caucus Top Scholarship Recipient. He is also a member of the Century Link Inaugural Class and the Center for Professional Development Inaugural Class. Prentiss has earned internships with Data Today, a computer technology solutions business, the Biomedical Research Foundation ~ Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program and the AFRL Minority Leaders Program. He is a recipient of the Carter G. Woodson Award, the W. E. B. DuBois Undergraduate Paper Award, and the Organization of Parish Administrative Officials of the Police Jury Association of LA Scholarship. He was also an on-air personality and host of Good Morning Grambling on KGRM 91.5 FM. Prentiss is an associate minister of Starlight Baptist Church in Swartz, LA, where his father is the pastor. Academic Viewbook Page 18