CAMP TONTOZONA, Ariz. -- When Arizona State linebacker Carl Bradford walked out of the tunnel at Sun Devil Stadium for Monday's team scrimmage, he had his father on his mind.
"Whenever I walk in that stadium, it's a different feeling now knowing my father's not going to be there watching in person," Bradford said. "That's something I've still got to deal with, and I'm going to overcome it."
It has been five months since Bradford's father, Roy, died of a heart attack in his son's arms, and Bradford is still healing from the loss, fighting his emotions on a daily basis.
Spring practice, of which Bradford didn't miss a day despite it beginning days after his father's funeral, was much harder, and Bradford left the field in tears more than once. Bradford misses his father more when he's away from the football field or the weight room, but he's still trying to regain his complete on-field focus.
"It's still hard," Bradford said. "It's always going to be hard, and it's always going to...