Mumpton came to Worcester from his native city of Rome, New York, where his newspaper career began with the Rome Sentinel. He covered every major sporting event, but regarded Holy Cross football as his first love. Holy Cross crowned his 46 years of HC coverage with twin honors on Saturday, November 26, 1973, the day of the HC-Connecticut game. It was Mumpton’s last official visit to Fitton Field and he was presented with the game ball. On December 5, 1973, he was presented with the George C. Carens Award for outstanding coverage of New England college football. He was only the third newsman in 21 years to win the coveted award, and was the first unanimous selection. Roy Mumpton’s career of 47 years as a sportswriter for the Worcester Telegram and Evening Gazette came to an end in June of 1973.