More than 50 years after he last played football for Pennsylvania, the name Frank Reagan still stands near the top of several categories in the Pennsylvania record book. Reagan was a varsity player during George Munger’s first three years as haed coach of the Quakers, in 1938, 1939, and 1940. His 135 points scored is still ninth all-time in Pennsylvania history and his 103 points scored as a senior is the second most in one season in 118 years of Pennsylvania football. Reagan had one of the great individual performances of all time against Princeton on Oct. 19, 1940, rushing for 200 years, scoring 5 touchdowns and 31 points in a 46-28 victory at Franklin Field. In a game at Michigan in 1938, Reagan was responsible for 356 total yards, rushing for 85, passing for 188, returning kickoffs for 82 and punts for 21.
A captain of both the football and baseball teams, he was awarded the 1941 Class of 1915 Award as that member of the senior class who, “most closely approaches the ideal University of Pennsylvania student-athlete.”
Reagan played one season in the NFL with the New York Giants before World War II, and then returned to play for the Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles for a total of six seasons following the war.