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Photo credits: Photo 1, Herman Wedemeyer as member of the West team for the East-West Shrine game, 1944, age 19. Photo 2, the St. Mary's Gaels at Honolulu Stadium, 1947. Wedey is standing on the far right. Photo3, detail from same photo. Photos 4-15, courtesy of Brian O'Connor. Photo 4 shows Herman Wedemeyer, an unidentified woman, and Dennis O'Connor, St. Mary's quarterback. Photo 5 shows Herman Wedemeyer and Denis O'Connor with unidentified men. Photo 6 is the St. Mary's team photo from 1945; Herman Wedemeyer is #11 in the front row, seated next to #2, Denis O'Connor. Photo 7, shows St. Mary's offence, 1945. Herman Wedemeyer is on the right rear, next to Denis. Photos 9 and 10 show Denis O'Connor, Herman Wedemeyer, Jack Verutti, and Gonzalo Morales at the beginning of the 1946 season. Photos 11-13 show Denis O'Connor, Herman Wedemeyer, Ed Ryan, Al Beasley, Vic Cuccia, and Dennis Murphy before departing St. Mary's for the 1946 Sugar Bowl. Photo 14 shows the team arriving in New York City for the 1946 Fordham game. Denis O'Connor is holding a coat over his arm on the right under the wing, and Herman Wedemeyer is standing behind him. Photo 15 shows O'Connor (#2) and Wedemeyer (#11) in action against the Stockton Commandos, 1945.

Quotes about Herman Wedemeyer from football programs:

(Illustrated Football Annual, 1947) Let it rain, let it pour, let hailstones as big as your fist pelt from the skies--what does it matter in Moraga? Squirmin' Herman Wedemeyer, curling a fine Hawaiian lip at various professional offers, will return for his final season of college play, and the Galloping Gaels can start with a bounce from there. Consensus says that the explosive Herman, best all-round footballer ever turned out in these realms, played better football in '46, when he was generally ignored by the All-America selectors, than he did in '45, when he was almost a unanimous first-team choice at halfback. Anyway, if all Jim Phelan had this fall were Wedemeyer and 10 members of Miss Doolittle's Dancing Academy, the Gaels would be beaucoup threatening every Saturday. ... Phelen himself rates this assembly the equal of last year's club--and they had better be all of that for the schedule is no taffy-pull.

 

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