Category Archives: Reggie Rogers

Another Rogers Family Tragedy – Reggie Dies

A few minutes ago my girlfriend, who’s not a sports fan, tapped my office door and asked, “Do you know Reggie Rogers?” “I knew his brother, Donald, but didn’t really know Reggie,” I said. “Why?” I sensed what had happened, as did most who knew the story of the Rogers family. Reggie Rogers was dead […]

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A Book about the Talented but Tragic Rogers Family

Early this year I received an email from freelance writer Sean Harvey, who’d read my 2005 article about Donald Rogers, the college and pro football star and a champion in every sport he tried.  Of course, I told him.  I’d be delighted to reminisce about a man as memorable for personal appeal as his athletic […]

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The Rogers Brothers – Triumph and Tragedy

Twenty-seven years ago this month I went to Norte Del Rio High School in North Sacramento and interviewed a sprinter named Roy Mosley who’d just won two races at a large invitational meet.  As a visiting correspondent I received lots of attention from kids wanting to learn what I was doing and some, after watching […]

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