NASHVILLE – Matt Rogers is a big man, with a booming voice.
During Titans games, if you’ve sat anywhere close to Section 239, Row J at Nissan Stadium, you’ve probably seen him, or heard him.
Rogers has been named the team’s new public address announcer. Rogers will call all Titans games beginning with the 2021 NFL season.
A former offensive lineman at the University of Washington, Rogers was one of roughly 200 candidates who applied for the position. He made the list of six finalists before being selected as the winner after a fan vote online and input from Titans leadership.
Rogers, who lives in Spring Hill, is a Titans season ticket member. He’s been a fan of the franchise since he was seven years old, when his first Pop Warner team was named the “Oilers.” And he cheered for Warren Moon, the former Oiler quarterback who also played for the Huskies. Rogers was college teammates with former Titans lineman Benji Olson, who protected the guy Rogers adored – the late Steve McNair. When the Titans made it to the Super Bowl at the end of the 1999 season, Rogers knew he’d be a fan forever.
Rogers, 42, has earned recognition with his voice, and personality.
As a sports broadcaster for Turner Sports, he covered the nation’s top college football teams. From there he hosted “Really Big Things” on Discovery Channel and he continues work with the network to this day. He also served as the host for Lifetime’s “Coming Home,” which honored service men and women coming home from deployment and surprising their families. Many of those reunions took place at nearby Fort Campbell.
Rogers, who won the 2001 Rose Bowl while at Washington, was a finalist on Season 3 of American Idol.