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Louis Salmon


Louis John Salmon

Inducted 1971

Date of Birth



Syracuse, NY


University of Notre Dame (1900-1903)


Louis Salmon was the first great Notre Dame back. Eighty years after Red Salmon graduated, the Irish record book continued to tell the world just how great he really was. His 105 points scored as a senior in 1903 and his 36 career touchdowns still stood as school standards until 1985. Through four varsity seasons, Red Salmon scored a total of 250 points - and those were tallied in the days when a touchdown was only worth five points. While Red was in the Irish backfield, Notre Dame posted a four-year mark of 28-6-4. The 1903 team, with Salmon as captain, finished 8-0-1. Northwestern managed a 0-0 tie that year, but for the first time in history, a Notre Dame squad had gone without surrendering a single point. Salmon in 1903 was named to Walter Camp's third All-America team.


Height 5'10

Weight 178

Career Highlights

  • 1903 Third Team All-America
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