Pat Tillman Will Lead Arizona State Football Team Out Of the Tunnel (Photo)

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The image you see above is what the members of the Arizona State Sun Devils football team were looking at before they made their way onto the field prior to last night’s home opener at Sun Devil Stadium against Sacramento State.

Pat Tillman played four years at Arizona State before being drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in 1998.  He would play four more years for the Cardinals, but in May 2002, Tillman turned down a $3.6-million contract offer so that he could join the U.S. Army following the 9/11 attacks.  And sadly enough, two years after turning down millions of dollars so that he could serve his country, Tillman was killed by friendly fire while on duty in Afghanistan.

His #42 was retired by Arizona State in 2004, and now the team has decided to honor Tillman by placing his image on the door of the tunnel at Sun Devil Stadium, as if he were leading them out onto the field.

And wouldn’t you know it, this tribute seemed to inspire the Sun Devils players, as they trounced Sacramento State by a score of 55-0.

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