Frank O. Rogers

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Frank O. Rogers
Depiction of Rogers c. 1898
Born(1876-10-21)October 21, 1876
DiedNovember 8, 1939(1939-11-08) (aged 63)
College football career
North Carolina Tar Heels
Career history
CollegeNorth Carolina (1896–1898)
Personal information
Weight160 lb (73 kg)
Career highlights and awards

Francis Owington "Frank" Rogers (October 21, 1876 – November 8, 1939) was a college football player and physician.

Early years[edit]

Francis Owington Rogers was born on October 21, 1876 in Salisbury, North Carolina to B. F. Rogers and Mattie Harkey.[1][2]

University of North Carolina[edit]

Rogers was a prominent quarterback for the North Carolina Tar Heels football team of the University of North Carolina.[3] In his freshman year he was captain of the scrub team.


Rogers was captain of the undefeated, Southern champion 1898 team. It is the only undefeated team in the history of UNC football.[4] He was selected All-Southern, "and exhibited generalship of a high order."[5]


Rogers was then educated in medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, receiving his M. D. in 1901.[1] He was once a resident physician at St. Joseph's Hospital in Baltimore and then a practicing physician in Concord, North Carolina. Much later he practiced in Little Rock, Arkansas.[6]


He married Emma Antoinette Tillar in Galveston, Texas on October 26, 1909.[2]


He died in a Memphis hospital after suffering a heart attack.[7]


  1. ^ a b University of Maryland, 1807-1907. 2. 1907. pp. 282–283.
  2. ^ a b The Hospital Bulletin. p. 184.
  3. ^ Kemp Plummer Battle. History of the University of North Carolina. p. 751.
  4. ^ University of North Carolina ... football blue book for press and radio. 1956. p. 25.
  5. ^ W. A. Lambeth (1899). "Football In The South". Outing. Outing Publishing Company. 33: 527.
  6. ^ "1898". The Alumni Review. 10 (6): 174. March 1922.
  7. ^ "Southern medicine and surgery".

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