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Undated file photo of Mark Arneson. 

File photo

The Palo Verde High School football-playing brothers were superb in the 1960s and 1970s. Linebacker Mark Arneson started 104 games for the St. Louis Cardinals in nine NFL seasons, and was an All-WAC linebacker at Arizona in 1970 and 1971. Offensive lineman Jim was an all-WAC guard at Arizona in 1972 and played for the Dallas Cowboys. Youngest brother Tom, a state discus champion, and all-city linebacker, signed to pay with Arizona but left the sport before he could letter. 

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Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.