Rice University Owls football player Roger Roitsch #67
Black and white photograph of Rice University Owls football player Roger Roitsch, headlining his achievement into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: Entered Rice University in the fall of 1967 and graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree to start an impressive career in the business world. In the regime of “Bo” Hagan as coach, Roitsch was first team All-SWC as a defensive lineman in both 1960 and 1970. He also was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-SWC team. And he wound up his grid career playing in the North-South All-Star Shriners Game at Miami. He received the Jess Neely Defense Award as the Owls’ top defensive player as voted by his teammates. Big Roger was 6-3 and 240 when he played for the Owls, and he was called “a great football player” by Coach Hagan in his senior campaign when he received considerable SWC recognition from the media. Roger played his high school ball at LaGrange for Coach Jesse Rowland while making All-Centex and playing in the Texas High School All-Star game. He also played in the summer Oil Bowl all-star game. Roger Roitsch personifies the type of person Rice University enjoys to welcome into its Hall of Fame, a man who was a splendid athlete, an able student, and a success in business after graduation who still maintains a close interest in his alma mater and supports the program and his community with volunteer work. He is now a Houstonian, but the roots are deep in LaGrange and he is proud of his old hometown … and now the old hometown can be proud of him!
Rice Athletic Hall of Fame
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