TUCSON, Ariz. He looks likes your average paper boy -- the mild-mannered boy-next-door type.
Until you put him in a helmet and pads.
From Tonka truck to Mack Truck. The transformation is tremendous.
Yes, said Jared Tevis, Arizona's 5-foot-10ish, 195-pound safety, people look at me and at first glance, you wouldnt think Id be where I am at.
But hes here and one of the many Tucsonans on Arizonas roster getting ready to play in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl vs. Nevada on Saturday. Growing up in Tucson, he remembers watching a few bowl games Arizona participated in, most recently Arizonas not-so-memorable 33-0 loss to Nebraska in San Diego three years ago. Arizona hasnt won a bowl game in four years. They stayed home for the holidays last year after a 4-8 season.
We have big expectations for Saturday, Tevis said. It feels good to be playing during the holiday season. We missed that last year. Its good to be back, and Im glad to be here.
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