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Athletic Hall of Fame

John Cogar

John Cogar, D.V.M.


At Rochester:

  • Letters for football, as well as track and field
  • Starting fullback sophomore year when he was nominated to the All-East Team
  • Moved to halfback as a junior where he set Rochester records for rushing attempts (43 carries in a game) and yardage gained (226 yards) in a 32-0 win over Allegheny College
  • Knee injury suffered cut short his football career, senior year - second game
  • Ran on a 400 yard relay team that was undefeated in dual meet competition
  • Won the New York State title as a sophomore and a junior
  • Won the 440 yard relay at the Eastern United States College Championships as a junior and set a Rochester record that still stands today
  • All-America honors as a junior


  • Participated with four U.S. World Bobsled Championship teams and three Olympic trials
  • Retired from active bobsledding after an accident in 1988
  • Works as a veterinarian in Ray Brook, NY