The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Charles Rodgers, former Michigan State Spartan and Lions football player, has died at the age of 38.

Rodgers was a native of Saginaw, he played at MSU as an All-American, and was a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions.

Rodgers was an amazing talent, a five star high school recruit. He played for Bobby Williams at MSU and was later drafted by the Detroit Lions. Former teammate Charles Baker confirmed the sad news on Twitter, after speaking with Charles Rodgers' Mom. Baker asked for prayers for Rodgers' Mom and also his children.

Most recently, Rodgers had been living in Fort Myers, Florida and worked at Uptown Motors, an auto repair shop.

Rodgers last came to Michigan State University back in 2017 and said he experienced a heartwarming homecoming.

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