Former Houston linebacker Sam Hairston killed in combat

Former Houston linebacker and defensive end Sam Hairston, 35, died in combat in Afghanistan while serving in the Army. Hairston was a good player for the Cougars. In 42 games in his college career, and had 55 tackles, four sacks, an interception and fumble recovery. Hairston, who played for the Cougars from 1997-2000, was killed […] The post Former Houston linebacker Sam Hairston...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter Griffin the solider thinks he's to shoot Pat Tillman in this unaired 'Family Guy' bit

Seth MacFarlane and his writers named their 5 most offensive jokes for the NY Post. One, has Pat Tillman as its subject. One controversial bit that never aired involved Pat Tillman, the footballer-turned-soldier killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire. A cutaway involved Peter, the father, joining Tillman’s platoon.As the commanding officer gives orders, Peter mistakenly repeats...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Schedule Released, Tillman to HOF?, D-Wash sentenced and more

We’re one week closer to draft and we had a full week here on Cover 32. Take a look back at the stories of the week for your Arizona Cardinals. Breaking down the Cardinals 2014 schedule. (READ) Does Pat Tillman belong in the Hall of Fame? (READ) Daryl Washington sentenced on aggravated assault charge. (READ) The best safety Arizona drafted is… (READ) Where’s A-Dub? (READ) Another...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Thousands Turn Out For 10th Annual Pat’s Run At Arizona State In Honor Of Pat Tillman

Shortly after he was killed in Afghanistan, a victim of friendly fire, Marie Tillman started a charity foundation in her husband’s honor. That was 10 years ago. Today, more than 30,000 people will run for Pat Tillman, the former NFL player turned Army Ranger, who died serving his country.  The event, Pat’s Run, held in Tempe, Ariz., where Pat Tillman played in college football...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Reach of Pat's Run greater than ever 10 years in

Arizona State media relations director Doug Tammaro can't help but smile when recalling the upstart nature of the first ever Pat's Run, an idea he helped conceive while sitting in a Chandler brewery with Alex Garwood, Pat Tillman's brother-in-law, and Perry Edinger, the head athletic trainer during Tillman's playing days at ASU. "Cones, megaphones, whistles and...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Football Hall of Fame should find a unique way to honor Pat Tillman

It’s hard to believe Pat Tillman has been dead 10 years. Feels like just yesterday he was in Afghanistan fighting for freedom and the American way of life. But I guess that’s the idea behind never forgetting the sacrifice Tillman made when he stepped away from a seven-figure NFL salary to join the U.S. Army. Regardless, it’s important that we continue to find ways to ensure...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Tillman: How One Man Raised The Bar For The Rest Of Us

Yesterday marked the 10-year anniversary of Pat Tillman’s death. By now you know very well his backstory. Tillman, a Pro Bowl caliber player for the Arizona Cardinals, from1998 and 2001, signed up for the United States Army after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He left a $3.6 million contract offer from the Cardinals on the table in order to help protect a nation that...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The best safety the Arizona Cardinals drafted is…

As we wind down our series on the history of Cardinals draft picks, this week we will take a look at the safeties. The Cardinals have drafted quite a few solid safeties over the past few decades and Cardinals fans hope they can continue that trend, especially since I have safety as the team’s biggest need in May’s draft. It’s timely that this week is the week we focus on Cardinals...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals remember Pat Tillman on 10th anniversary of his death

From 1998-2001, Pat Tillman was a defensive back for the Arizona Cardinals after being selected in the seventh round of the 1998 NFL Draft. In 2002, he joined the U.S. Army, putting to the side a career many aren’t fortunate to experience in order to serve his country. On April 22, 2004, Tillman was killed […]
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Tillman Legacy Lives on a Decade Later

On April 22, 2004, Pat Tillman could have literally been anywhere in the world. He could have been enjoying the NFL off-season with family and friends or at voluntary workouts with his Arizona Cardinals teammates. Simply put, Tillman could have been doing any number of very normal things for an NFL player this time of year. But nothing about Pat Tillman was normal and that is...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Marie Tillman: Pat Tillman’s Life Was Defined By ‘Passion and Purpose’

On April 22, 2004, Army Ranger and former NFL player Pat Tillman was killed as a result of friendly fire while on tour in Afghanistan. Ten years later, Tillman’s legacy lives on. On April 26, more than 30,000 participants will descend upon Tempe, Ariz. to take part in “Pat’s Run,” a 4.2-mile road race created in dedication of Pat Tillman’s service. The race was started...
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: 10 Years Since Tillman’s Passing

Twitter had an outpouring of emotions and remembrances marking the 10-year anniversary of the death of former Arizona Cardinal Pat Tillman. Saluting former @AZCardinals S Pat Tillman who, 10 yrs ago today, was killed in Afghanistan while serving active duty — FOX Sports NFL (@NFLonFOX) April 22, 2014 @Eric_Edholm @ProFootballHOF @CollinsworthNBC Here’s...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Pat Tillman belong in the Hall of Fame?

It’s a tough question to ask ourselves on the 10-year anniversary of his death in combat duty in Afghanistan. Cris Collinsworth thinks he should be in. Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports thinks he should be in as well. Plenty of fans think he should be. I don’t think he should be. Let’s look at what he accomplished on the field. He played in 60 career games and started 39 of them in...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tillman Plus Ten: Where Are We...???

The answer, sadly, is nowhere and everywhere...Do we have more answers...??? Sure...Do we have all the answers...??? No...And we may never get them...Mike Fish has done some more quality work talking about where we are in all of this. He tracked down Bryan O'Neal, who survived the friendly fire assault, and Steven Elliott. Elliott was one of the Rangers who fired upon Tillman...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering Pat Tillman 10 years later

(     We all remember where we were and what we were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001, when a real tragedy unfolded in front of America’s eyes, and left us all shocked and in disbelief. I have to ask you: Do you remember where you were and what you were doing on April 22, 2004? The day a former professional athlete turned Army airborne ranger...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

10 years later, Tillman's legacy is stronger than ever

Tuesday, April 22, will mark 10 years since Army Ranger Pat Tillman was killed by friendly in Afghanistan. This 2011 Emmy Award-winning FOX Sports Arizona documentary highlights the life, achievements and inspiration Tillman brings to so many. Former teammates such as Jake Plummer, Zack Walz and Jeremy Staat were interviewed for it, as well as Pat'€™s wife, Marie, numerous...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cris Collingsworth wants Pat Tillman inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

AP Image Pat Tillman was killed in action exactly ten years ago tomorrow (22nd April). Tillman’s story is well known.  After the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, Tillman decided to turn down a $3 million contract offer from the Arizona Cardinals and join the United States Army Rangers with his younger brother. Tillman was killed by friendly fire, that is to say...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Army Ranger Fears He Shot Fallen NFL Star Pat Tillman

When former NFL player-turned-Army Ranger Pat Tillman was killed in the friendly-fire incident of April 22, 2004, there were obvious holes in the story of what happened that tragic day in Afghanistan. Ten years later, one of Tillman’s former platoon-mates is saying he might have been the one who shot him. “It is possible, in my mind, that I hit him,” Steven Elliott said to...
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Army Ranger believes he may have killed Pat Tillman

Former Army Ranger Steven Elliott told ESPN’s Outside the Lines that he believes he may have fired the fatal shot that killed former NFL safety Pat Tillman back in 2004. “It is possible, in my mind, that I hit him,” Elliott said, via Bleacher Report. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Need NFL Tickets? ...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Shooter fears he killed Pat Tillman

In his first public statements about the death of Pat Tillman, the former NFL player turned Army Ranger, one of the fellow Rangers involved in the 2004 friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" he has lived for 10 years with the thought that he might have fired the fatal shots. "It is possible, in my mind, that I hit him," said...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Runners Stop Mid-Race To Thank 95-Year-Old Veteran (Video)

A road race benefiting the Pat Tillman Foundation turning into an impromptu tribute over the weekend. Among the spectators watching the eight-kilometer race, which wound through the San Jose area, was 95-year-old World War II veteran Joe Bell, who wore his full military uniform as he cheered on participants from the sidewalk. As the mob of runners jogged past, they began to branch...
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Runners interrupt their race to thank World War II veteran

The 408K road race which benefits the Pat Tillman Foundation was winding it’s way through the streets of San Jose. On the sidewalk encouraging the runners taking part was Joe Bell in full dress uniform.  Mr. Bell is a veteran of the Second World War. What happened next was one of the most touching scenes you will ever see, several runners stopped their race to thank Mr. Bell for...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Runners detour Pat Tillman Foundation race to thank 95-year-old World War II veteran

Chris Chase writes, "While the 408k road race benefitting the Pat Tillman Foundation was winding its way through a San Jose neighborhood, runners saw 95-year-old World War II veteran Joe Bell watching the event while dressed in full uniform."So they detoured. And thanked Joe for his service. A reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and Bay Area News Group caught the scene...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Arizona State Adds Image Of Pat Tillman In Its ‘Tunnel’

Pat Tillman has a legacy that extends beyond the football field. From 1994-1997, he was a star linebacker for Arizona State. After three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, Tillman enlisted in the United States Army, where he was tragically killed by friendly fire in 2004.  At his alma mater, his legacy has not been forgotten. The school has come up with a new way to make sure he’ll...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Pat Tillman honored in incredible way by Arizona State football team

Tweet Pat Tillman gave up playing in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals to serve his country in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, turning down a $3.6 million contract to enlist with his brother in the U.S. Army. As most know, the story ends tragically as Tillman was killed by friendly fire […]
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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