Adrien Edward Regnier
Adrien Edward Regnier
Hometown: Springfield, MA
Team: Football

Adrien Edward Regnier '10
Hometown: Springfield, MA
Sport: Football
Year Inducted: 1975

Adrien Edward Regnier '10, a Walter Camp first team All-American choice in 1909, was one of the University's finest ends. At 145 pounds, Regnier was short and thick-set, but there wasn't anything about end play he couldn't do with ease and skill. Coach Edward North Robinson '96 once called Regnier "one of the greatest players of all time" and added: "He played his end position with a skill that has rarely been surpassed in the entire history of football. Against Carlisle in 1909, he used his speed and agility to such an extent that he managed to get the ball carrier as he sought to turn the opposing end just as easily as he nailed him when he came toward Regnier's end. Regnier spent the entire afternoon in the Carlisle backfield." Kit Regnier was also a fine offensive end. As a sophomore in 1907 against Vermont, he returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown and ran seven yards for a second TD on an end-around play. As captain of the 7-3 team in 1909, Regnier scored once on a pass from quarterback Bill Sprackling '12 and booted nine conversions. Regnier was captain of basketball, a second baseman on the Bruin nine, and was a member of the Cammarian Club and Phi Delta Theta fraternity. A Springfield, MA, native, Regnier grew up in Dorchester and Hingham. During World War II he served as a sergeant with Company C, 102nd Machine Gun Battalion, 26th Division, seeing action in the offensive at Chateau Thierry and Verdun. In his two years of combat he was both gassed and wounded. Regnier served with Hercules Powder Company for 40 years and was manager of the firm's Stoneham, MA, office. Kit Regnier died on March 1, 1956.