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Why Is Weber State Called The Wildcats?


Weber State Wildcats FCS Football
Weber State Wildcats FCS Football

Why Is Weber State Called The Wildcats?

Bobcats, or bob-tailed cats, were sometimes called wildcats. The short-tailed cats from the lynx family are native to the Wasatch Mountains and drew fur trappers to the area before the Mormon pioneers arrived. The alliteration of “Weber Wildcats” and “Waldo the Wildcat” flowed easily off the tongue.

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