Roger Anderson Farmer
Roger Farmer was born on the island of Barbados in the East Indies of the Caribbean. As a young buy he moved with his family to Brooklyn, New York where he attended Thomas Jefferson High School. There he participated in and lettered in football as a wide receiver. Following high school he attended Eastern Arizona Junior College in Thatcher, Arizona. He played one year of basketball at Eastern and two years of football where he started as a wide receiver. At the conclusion of his junior college career he received offers to play football at several universities, including NCAA division I schools. He elected to attend Baker after being aggressively recruited by a former Arizona High School Coach who was then coach of the Baker Wildcats, Joe Girardi. At Baker, Roger continued to grow and improve as a wide-out. According to former assistant coach Keith Hackett. Roger had a unique blend of speed, moves and great hands all leading to his being one of the most outstanding wide receivers ever to done a Baker jersey. In his senior year he caught 59 passes for 1,014 yards. For his efforts, he was voted to the All-Conference first team. The All-District first team and became one of the first players from Baker to receive designation as a NAIA First Team All-American. Following graduation on 1978 he went on to pursue a career in football and signed with the Baltimore Colts of the national football League. In addition to Baltimore he also was on the roster of the New York Jets for a time. At the conclusion of his NFL career he returned to the Midwest and took a position as the wide receiver coach at former Heart of America Conference rival, Tarkio College. At the insistence of his agent, he signed briefly with Montreal of the Canadian Football League before deciding to conclude his professional football career in favor of other career opportunities. Through his career he had worked as a Clinical Child Care worker and as a fire-fighter and Emergency Medical Technician where he received citations for meritorious service. He retired from firefighting due to injuries he received in 2000. Since 2001 he has worked with the city of East Providence, Rhode Island on an alternative-learning plan. In the past seven years he has continued to work with youth and athletics as a volunteer varsity football receivers coach. During that time those teams have won four championships. He also is an avid volunteer to numerous charitable activities with agencies. He has three children, Krista, and twins Marcus and Breana.