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2010 Hall of Fame: Tom Necci and Mike Salvadore

October 19, 2010

From Lancaster: Tom Necci
Tom Played 2 years in this rivalry series, 1973-1974, and earned the coveted “Tomahawk” Award as a varsity Redskin in ‘74. Tom played linebacker for the Redskins and now serves as president and founding member of the Redskin Football Alumni Association.

From Depew: Mike Salvadore
Mike played offensive guard and linebacker in the Lancaster-Depew game in his junior and senior years. As captain of the 1977 team, he led Depew to a 7-5 win and ended a streak of four straight wins by Lancaster. Mike graduated from the University of Buffalo and today owns CATCO Construction. He is one of the biggest supporters of Wildcat Athletics, donating hundreds of sweatshirts each year to the department. He also donates scholarships to deserving student-athletes so they can attend college. Mike epitomizes what it means to say, “Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat.”

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