Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gerald Ford & Dwight D. Eisenhower Played or Coached Football

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who served four terms and put together the New Deal, played college football.  He was captain of Harvard’s freshmen Scrub Team in 1900.  Gerald Ford, who pardoned Richard Nixon, then lost the Presidency to Jimmy Carter, played center for the University of Michigan.  Dwight D. Eisenhower, who led the invasion of Normandy and later served two terms as president, defeating Adlai Stevenson both times, was the head football coach at St. Louis College (Now called St. Mary’s University) in San Antonio, Texas in 1916.

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