Pat Tillman's Heroic Sacrifice Remembered

November 6 marks Pat Tillman's 47th birthday, a figure cherished by the Arizona Cardinals and ASU communities.

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Tillman's Birthday

Tillman, a California native, received a football scholarship to ASU, excelling as a linebacker in 1994.

Football and ASU

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Tillman transitioned to safety in his rookie NFL season, playing for the Cardinals from 1998 to 2001.

Transition to Safety

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He selflessly left a $3.6 million NFL contract to enlist in the U.S. Army after the 9/11 attacks.

Heroic Sacrifice

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Tillman served in Iraq and Afghanistan before tragically losing his life in a friendly fire incident in 2004.

Deployment and Service

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He received the Silver Star and Purple Heart, and the Cardinals and ASU retired his jersey numbers.

Tillman's Tragic Passing

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