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Photo credits. Photos 1-5: Football programs from St. Mary's College of California games of the 1945, 1946, and 1947 seasons. Photo 6, From Colts to Ravens, by John Steadman; Photo 7, Sport magazine, Nov. 1946. Photo 8, playing his final football game in the 1950 Hula Bowl, Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Photos 9 and 10, Illustrated Football, 1946. Photos 11 and 12: Football program from St. Mary's, 1947. Photo 13, They Did It Everytime, by Randy Andrada. Photo 14, Football program from St. Mary's, 1943. Photo 15, The Collegian, St. Mary's, January 28, 1999.

Quotes about Herman Wedemeyer from football programs:

(September 25, 1943) All the pallbearers of football are out of work. They have been forced to hang up their somber attire and seek work more akin to the war effort because the firm believers in the value of football, be it war or peace, have kept the game alive in spite of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.... The most heralded of the Hawaiians is Hustlin' Herman Wedemeyer, left half, and a real triple threater. He possesses blazing speed and deadly accuracy as a passer. Few players can outkick him.

(October 7, 1945) With fangs filed, howling hungry and avaricious Wolves from the wind-swept plains of the Silver State of Nevada invade the domain of the Galloping Gaels of St. Mary's today intent upon devouring Irish stew highly seasoned with choice spices from ol' Hawaii. With All-American candidate "Herman the Great" Wedemeyer, [Charles "Spike" Cordeiro, and Henry Van Gieson], the Three Hawaiian Caballeros...

(October 13, 1945) In the hollow of the Moraga Valley, an outstanding coaching feat quietly is being accomplished, and a truly great and remarkable player is being groomed for All-America honors. He is modest, happy, smiling Herman Wedemeyer, a good student in the classroom and an All-American on the gridiron.

(November 17, 1945) Key man of the attack is All-American Herman Wedemeyer, the Hawaiian Hurricane at left half-back, a sophomore. Wedemeyer punts, place-kicks, passes, runs, blocks, and tackles. He’s been compared by old Notre Dame men to the immortal George Gipp.

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