TEMPE, Ariz. -- One night in January 2004, Arizona State sports information director Doug Tammaro sat at dinner in Seattle with longtime friend Pat Tillman and asked for a small favor. He wanted to put a picture of Tillman, who had played football at ASU and in the NFL before giving up the game to serve in the Army, wearing his military uniform in the football team's media guide.
"He said, 'No, no, I don't want that,'" Tammaro recalls. "But he told me, 'Doug, when I'm done, I'll do whatever you want, anything to help ASU.'"
Tammaro tucked away ideas in the back of his mind about what Tillman might do when the time came, but those plans never came to fruition. Tillman was killed about two months later in Afghanistan. But that hasn't stopped Tillman from helping his alma mater and members of the military.
Now in it's eight year, Pat's Run has grown bigger and more popular than ever, a testament to Tillman's lasting and ever-growsing legacy.
This Saturday's 4.2-mile run -- a nod to...