Pat Tillman played for Arizona State University, which played in the Sun Bowl in the late 1990s.
He then played professionally with the Arizona Cardinals before he quit football and joined the Army.
Tillman was killed by friendly fire on April 22, 2014 in Afghanistan. Click on the links below for more on the 10th anniversary of his death, as well as a 2006 in-depth profile on his life and death in Sports Illustrated.
Pat Tillman 10 years later: Dinner to remember ESPN April 22, 2014
10 Years After Pat Tillman Arizona Cardinals April 18, 2014
On 10th anniversary of Pat Tillman's death, should we consider him for Canton? Yahoo April 22, 2014
Pat Tillman's death re-examined by ESPN's OTL, more Media Circus ESPN April 13, 2014
Remember His Name: Even as a boy Pat Tillman felt a destiny, a need to do the right thing whatever it cost him. When the World Trade Center was attacked on 9/11, he thought about what he had to do and then walked away from the NFL and became an Army Ranger. Sports Illustrated Sept. 11, 2006