On May 13, at commencement ceremonies marking the end of the 237th academic year at Hampden-Sydney College, Benjamin Todd Rogers, Class of 2012, received the Gammon Cup. This award was presented by Dr. Robert T. Herdegen III, Dean of the Faculty at Hampden-Sydney College. The Gammon Cup, given in memory of Dr. Edgar G. Gammon, a Hampden-Sydney graduate of the Class of 1905, pastor of College Church from 1917 to 1923, and President of the College from 1939 to1955, is awarded to the member of the graduating class who has best served the College through character, scholarship, and athletic ability.
Rogers served two years as captain and played offense on the varsity football team, starting in all 43 games of his career. He is the only player in program history to be named All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference his four years at Hampden-Sydney. Rogers was a vital part in helping the Tigers to a 35-5 record, two ODAC Championships, and three NCAA appearances.
Rogers served as President of the Tiger Athletic Club and was a member of the Fellowship for Christian Athletes. He was recognized for leadership in the 2012 edition of Who's Who Among Students in Universities and Colleges. An economics major, Rogers is the son of Todd & Becky Rogers of Mechanicsville.