Quantum close-coupling scattering calculations of rotational energy transfer in the vibrationally excited CO due to collisions with He atom are presented for collision energies between 10(-5) and approximately 1000 cm-1 with CO being initially in the vibrational level upsilon=2 and rotational levels j=0,1,4, and 6. The He-CO interaction potential of Heijmen et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 107, 9921 (1997)] was adopted for the calculations. Cross sections for rovibrational transitions and state-to-state rotational energy transfer from selected initial rotational levels were computed and compared with recent measurements of Carty et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 121, 4671 (2004)] and available theoretical results. Comparison in all cases is found to be excellent, providing a stringent test for the scattering calculations as well as the reliability of the He-CO interaction potential by Heijmen et al.