TEMPE, Ariz. -- Bo Moos was destined to play college football the moment he first saw the bright lights of the world.
When he was born in Pullman, Wash., Dennis and Marilyn Erickson brought him a Washington State letter jacket. When he played at the Pflugrad house with Amanda, now a reporter for FOX Sports Arizona, and Aaron, now a Sun Devil receiver, Moos would grab Amandas Barbie dolls and rip their heads off.
He had the right temperament for football, his dad, Bill, chuckled.
But the cementing moment for Bos lifelong passion came as a young boy on a road trip with his dad, who was then the athletic director at Oregon. The Ducks were playing at Cal, and Bo asked his dad to get him a sideline pass so he could experience the action up close.
On a punt return, a Cal player came flying over the sideline and literally ran Bo over.
He just flattened me, Bo said. The guy felt so bad that he put his hand down to help me up. As I got up, I looked at him, I looked around and I though...