Football Heroes

Ken Bahnsen, Fred McCain and Odus Mitchell with Herb Ferrill

Great to see a letter in the spring issue about one of my boyhood heroes, quarterback Don Baker. I grew up at 1313 W. Chestnut, next door to the old student union. My uncle ran his auto repair business there and worked on all the football players' cars, including Don Baker's.

For years, we knew many of the players and never had to buy a ticket to the games. Coaches Ken Bahnsen, Fred McCain and Odus Mitchell (pictured with Herb Ferrill in the 1957 Yucca) also were friends, along with Abner Haynes. Great memories.

John Hendrik ('68)
Tempe, Arizona

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