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Thread: Pac-10 to rename defensive player of year award

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    Tuesday, June 8, 2004

    Tillman Won Award in 1997
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    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- The Pac-10 has renamed its defensive player of the year award for Pat Tillman, a former standout linebacker at Arizona State who was killed in action in Afghanistan in April while serving his country as a member of the Army Rangers.


    The Pac-10 football coaches suggested renaming the award and the change was approved by the conference's director of athletics at league meetings last week.


    Tillman himself was the recipient of the Pac-10 defensive player of the year award following his senior year in 1997.


    At the time, then Arizona State coach Bruce Snyder said of Tillman: "Pound for pound, he is the best linebacker I've ever coached."

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    classie move

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    Originally posted by djaparz@Jun 8 2004, 09:35 PM
    classie move
    I could have swear, TILLMAN was a safety..

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    standout LINEBACKER?

    I like the move though.

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    He was a Linebacker in College, if i remember correctly

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    :ph34r: outstanding move!!!!

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    That's great to hear. Tillman was indeed a line backer. Being a Pac-10 fan and a graduate from UCLA, had the opportunity to watch him play a couple of times at the Rose Bowl. He was a great player.

    Classy move by the Pac-10.

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    sure nuff, he was a LB and converted to safety in Arizona

    like we're gonna do to weaver

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    Originally posted by Mean Bro Green@Jun 9 2004, 08:57 AM
    sure nuff, he was a LB and converted to safety in Arizona

    like we're gonna do to weaver
    and possibly mcclover

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    Why not call it the Dennis Byrd award?

    After all, he was taken out by friendly fire too...

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    Originally posted by infoxicated@Jun 9 2004, 08:19 PM
    Why not call it the Dennis Byrd award?

    After all, he was taken out by friendly fire too...
    What a funny guy.

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    Originally posted by NYJ310@Jun 9 2004, 06:51 PM

    What a funny guy.
    Hi Ben

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    Originally posted by jetgirl+Jun 9 2004, 09:03 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (jetgirl @ Jun 9 2004, 09:03 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--NYJ310@Jun 9 2004, 06:51 PM

    What a funny guy.
    Hi Ben [/b][/quote]
    What&#39;s up Frani?

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    Originally posted by NYJ310+Jun 9 2004, 07:08 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (NYJ310 @ Jun 9 2004, 07:08 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
    Originally posted by -jetgirl@Jun 9 2004, 09:03 PM
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    @Jun 9 2004, 06:51 PM

    What a funny guy.

    Hi Ben
    What&#39;s up Frani? [/b][/quote]
    Just sayin hi is all............I hate to be called Franny and only you and Bob can get away with it because I like you two.........

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    Thanks&#33;

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