William H. Rogers '56
Year: 1997
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
Previous College: Guilford
Team: Football
  • Lettered in football
  • Played football under longtime Guilford coach Stuart Maynard from 1952-55 in a variety of positions.
  • Entered the military after high school where he played three seasons of military service baseball and played in the World Air Force Series. 
  • Began his Guilford career in 1952 and played four seasons with the football team. 
  • A running back, lineman and linebacker during his tenure, Rogers received All-North State Conference honors in 1953 and 1954. 
  • The 1954 team captain received the Quakers­' Most Outstanding Blocking award in 1952 and the team's Most Outstanding Tackling prize a year later. 
  • In 1953, Rogers earned the team's Most Valuable Player award for his play at fullback and linebacker. 
  • Now a retired sales manager for the American Tobacco Company, Rogers resides in Liberty, NC, and Daytona Shores Beach, FL.