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John "Button" Salmon HOF
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 12/13/2013
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John "Button" Salmon

John Salmon HOF
     Named All-Southwest in football in 1925. Lettered in 1924 and 1925. Also lettered in baseball in 1924-1926. Arizona's athletic slogan, "Bear Down," was given to Wildcat teams after Salmon who was also student body president died in an automobile accident in 1926. Shortly before his death, his last message to his teammates, spoken to J.F. McKale, athletic director, was, "tell them to bear down."
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