Few athletes' captain teams in more than one sport, but Portage's Harlan "Biddy" Rogers did just that at the University of Wisconsin. Rogers captained the 1908 football team and the 1907-08 basketball team on his way to earning nine letters for the Badgers.
An end in football, Rogers was named All Western Conference. He played on offense and defense. In basketball, Rogers played guard and forward and led the Badgers to a tie for the Western Conference title with the University of Chicago in 1908. He scored 25 of his team's 27 points in a win over Chicago, a record at the time.
Rogers also played centerfield for the UW baseball team and toured Japan with the team in 1909. After his graduation, Rogers practiced law and served in several government offices, including a term as district attorney of Columbia County.