As a member of the 1935, '36 and '37 football team, Herbert "Red" Mann combined with players such as Walt Neilsen, Bronco Smilanich and Thomas Greenfield to win the Border Conference Championship in 1935 and 1936. The 1937 version of the Blue Brigade posted a season record of 8-2, the school's best football record for a single season that lasted 22 years. In the 1935 season, with the help of Red, the Arizona defense held the opposing team's offense to 12 yards, the fewest rushing yards in a single game. This amazing feat is a record that still stands in the Arizona record books at the time of Red's induction. Red made the Border Conference All-Star Team and went on to play professional football for the Cleveland Rams, Cincinnati Bengals and the Nashville Rebels. Red would later serve in World War II as a first lieutenant and an Army Ranger forward observer. Red became an Army Ranger instructor in the latter years of his military service. Upon returning to Tucson, Red opened a lumber business and general contracting company and built many buildings around Tucson. Several of those buildings were additions and renovations on and around The University of Arizona campus.