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Matthew Wyatt Rogers (born September 16, 1978 in Rancho Cucamonga, California) is an American football coach and television host of Really Big Things on the Discovery Channel. He was also one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol.


Rogers is a native of Rancho Cucamonga, California. He began singing at age 5. Rogers attended Sierra Vista Middle School in Covina, California and South Hills High School in West Covina, California, where he played football. He went on to play college football at the University of Washington, where he was an offensive lineman on their 2001 Rose Bowl championship team.

His mother passed away from cancer in the summer of 2004.

He married his longtime girlfriend Teri Himes on February 19, 2005, and have a son named Brayden Douglas, born on April 16, 2006, weighing in at 8 lbs. Rogers is currently the football coach at Mission Viejo High School in Mission Viejo, California, California.


On March 24, 2004, Rogers became the second of the 12 finalists to be voted off of American Idol. Since his appearance on American Idol, Rogers has served as co-host for American Idol Extra and worked as a correspondent on several sports and entertainment shows, including Turner Sports College Football, The Best Damn Sports Show Ever, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, and American Idol. Rogers guest appeared on the 'Idols' edition of "Family Feud."

Rogers is currently the host for the Discovery Channel show Really Big Things since 2007.

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