In 2002, Pat Tillman turned down a 3.6 million dollar contract from the Arizona Cardinals.
Tillman was going to represent our country. Little did we know, Tillman would die in combat.
On April 22, 2004 Pat Tillman was killed by friendly fire. Tillman was only 27 years old.
Since his death, there have been many controversies over the nature of his passing.
Nevertheless, Tillman was awarded a Purple Heart and Silver Star. His No. 40 jersey was retired by the Arizona Cardinals and his No. 42 was retired by Arizona State, where he also played.
Even though these awards and recognitions will never ease the pain that it has left in the hearts of his family, friends, and fans, we can now add another honor to his record.
Pat Tillman will be inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame.
At Arizona State, he made All-Academic and All Pac-10 teams as a linebacker. In his senoir year, Tillman earned the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year award.
No matter how you look at it, Tillman has earned himself this honor. His name will now be cemented into the College Football Hall of Fame.
This is just another way we will remember Pat Tillman, by how great of a player and person he was.
With a great accomplishment like this, congratulations are in order.
Congratulations to the family of Pat Tillman and congrats to him, because he is in a better place, watching with pride.