Profiles

Raymond Frampton

Raymond was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. His citation is copied below:

In the early coaching years of J. Thomas Kibler’s legendary time at Washington College (1913-71) there was Raymond V. Frampton. Known as both “Whitey” and “Blondie” in his time because of his fine head of hair, Ray Frampton sparkled in football and baseball. In both was a starter as a freshman and remained a starter. In his first game at Ellicott City against Rock Hill College, he took over for veteran Edgar Pfitsch and starred with an interception and 10 yard run back for a touchdown.

He remained a stellar performer in the following three seasons. His strong defensive play in a 3-0 loss at College Park against Maryland Agricultural College set the tone of his standout 1914 season and earned for him first team All-Maryland honors.

The remainder of his gridiron career was also marked by sterling play. With Floyd Brown and Jack Enright he led Washington College to a 27-7 victory over arch-rival St. John’s College of Annapolis in 1915. In 1916, Kibler moved him to quarterback, where he (was the captain and?) stood out in a 0-0 tie to St. John’s and a 9-6 loss to Western Maryland College.

His ability and speed earned him a position in Tom Kibler’s starting lineup as a lead off man and left fielder in 1914. That team played .500 ball, but the 1915 and 1916 squads were among Kibler’s best. They were graced with Hall of Famers T. Reeder Spedden, Floyd Brown, Troy Biddle, Herbert Usilton and H. L. “Pins” Pearson, not to mention Jack enright, Bill and Fred Wallace, Roy Bourland, and Ambrose Parr Earickson. Frampton, as a junior and senior, sparkled in centerfield. Kibler’s team soared to 10-4 and 10-2 records and captured the Maryland Intercollegiate crown in 1916.

Following his graduation from Washington College in 1917 with a Bachelor of Science degree, Frampton gained a tryout with the minor league Baltimore Orioles, but World War I and an enlistment intervened to end a possible career.

He died on October 8, 1966 in Petersburg, Virginia.

It is an honor for Washington College to induct Raymond V. Frampton into theWashington College Athletic Hall of Fame on this 3rd day of October 1998.