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Edward Lowell Rogers (April 14, 1876 – October 17, 1971) was an American football player and coach. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1968.[1] Rogers was also elected to the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame in 1973.[2]

Eddie Rogers
Biographical details
Born(1876-04-14)April 14, 1876
Libby, Minnesota
DiedOctober 17, 1971(1971-10-17) (aged 95)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Playing career
1898 (Thanksgiving Day)Dickinson
1904 (November 26)Carlisle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1905–1908St. Thomas
Head coaching record
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1968 (profile)

Early lifeEdit

Rogers was born in the forests of Minnesota to a pioneer lumberman, and Chippewa Indian mother.



Rogers attended school at both Carlisle Institute and the University of Minnesota. Rogers career spanned seven seasons, four as a member of the Redmen teams, which lifted Carlisle to national prominence, and three campaigns at Minnesota. After the close of Carlisle's 1898 season, Rogers and Frank Cayou played for Dickinson College, where they were enrolled in law school, in their Thanksgiving Day loss versus Penn State.[3] Rogers served as team captain at Carlisle in 1900 and Minnesota in 1903. The 1903 Minnesota team had an 11–0–1 record. He was named a third-team All-American by Walter Camp in 1903. As coach at Carlisle, he also played in the game vs Haskell at Francis FIeld in St. Louis, Missouri.[4]


In 1904 Rogers was head coach at Carlisle, and had a 9–2 record. He was the head coach at St. Thomas from 1905 to 1908, compiling a record of 14–9–1.[5]


The following year after coaching Carlisle, he returned to Minneapolis and began practicing law. He practiced law for 62 years, from 1905 to 1966, retiring at the age of 90.

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Carlisle Indians (Independent) (1904)
1904 Carlisle 10–2
Carlisle: 10–2
St. Thomas Tommies (Independent) (1905–1908)
1905 St. Thomas 3–2
1906 St. Thomas 2–1–1
1907 St. Thomas 7–0
1908 St. Thomas 2–6
St. Thomas[6]: 14–9–1
Total: 24–11–1


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  3. ^ "Dickinson Badly Defeated by State at Williamsport", Sentinel, Carlisle, PA, p. 3, November 25, 1898
  4. ^ "Carlisle Team Played Three Coaches Saturday", Lawrence Journal, Lawrence, KS, p. 7, December 3, 1904
  5. ^ 2018 University of St. Thomas Football Media Guide, 2018, p. 48
  6. ^ Football Results 1891-Present, July 16, 2007

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