It may be a tough defeat for Arizona State yesterday, but he honored a legend yesterday in the field against USC.
The Sun Devils wore decals on their helmets in tribute to the late Pat Tillman. The sticker bore the initials and Tillman's number with a star in the middle.
Second in the ASU who left the ranks to join the Cardinals of Arizona and who regained his safety, Tillman was named Player of the Year Pac-10 in 1997 and second of the All-American American.
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Tillman left the NFL in 2002 to join the ranks of the US Army with his brother Kevin. Tillman toured Iraq and Afghanistan before being killed on April 22 in the Afghan province of Khost during an exchange of fire with insurgents. He is the first NFL player to be killed in action since the Vietnam War.
Saturday, the Sun Devils' violent rolling backwards continued with a 31-26 loss to USC in front of 54,191 fans. This is the first time ASU has lost three consecutive games since Herm Edwards has resumed the program before the 2018 season and brings his record to an unsatisfactory record of 5-4 (2-4 Pac-12). Trojans improved to 6-4 (5-2 Pac-12).
"It was a game of lost balls and missed opportunities for us," Edwards said. "Some penalties have reminded some games and all those things. When you do these things, we are not a good enough football team to overcome these things. To (our) credit, (we) folded into the game and gave us a chance to win, but again, we failed. It's another learning game for them, but we have to stop doing it ourselves. "