Tigers Football Insider: Honoring a pioneer in Glenn Rogers Sr.

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 09, 2022 10:59 AM CT | Published: November 09, 2022 10:59 AM CT

Rogers became the first Black athlete to join the Memphis football team when he walked on during the spring of 1968 and earned a scholarship during the spring of 1969.


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Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner is the Memphis Tigers football beat writer. He is originally from Indiana but arrived in Memphis after spending two years in Tulsa, covering Oklahoma State football and basketball. He covered high school sports in Columbus, Indiana for two years before getting his Master’s degree in Sports Journalism at IUPUI. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.


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