Parents are CArlyle (supervisor at Geneva Steel) and LaRae Gourley ... both attended BYU ... his brother George played ball for Cougars a few years ago.
High School - A sprinter and football player for Provo High, Roger was two-time all-state selection as running back ... bulldogs placed second in the state in 1972 (his junior year) and also reached the state finals in 1973 ... coached by Bry Lake ('72) and Jack Branin ('73).
1974 | Freshman Year
Averaged 4.4 yards per carry for 45 attempts ...
1975 | Sophomore Year
115 yards on 34 carries (3.4 average) ... also caught eight passes for 35 yards ... saw action while reserve for Todd Christensen ...injured leg while in a game against New Mexico.
1976 | Junior Year
Second leading rusher ... 172 yards on 35 carries, 84 yards on eight receptions ... scored two TDs as a second unit on varsity.
1977 | Senior Year
Good mileage in Spring game ...