Pat Tillman's alma mater has unveiled new practice jerseys that serve as an homage to the fallen war hero.
Before he left his NFL career to become a member of the elite Army Rangers, Tillman was a standout linebacker for Arizona State. Through a new partnership with Adidas, the school has created camouflage-themed practice jerseys that pay tribute to Tillman, who in 1997 was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year.
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Tillman was famous for abandoning a successful NFL career to join the military after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He became an elite member of the armed forces, serving with the Rangers. He was killed in battle in Afghanistan in 2004, which was later revealed to be the result of friendly fire.
Tillman posthumously received the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. Jon Krakauer wrote a book, "Where Men Win Glory," about the government's efforts to cover-up Tillman's cause of death.
The special practice jerseys are just the latest of several honors bestowed on Tillman from the sports world. Arizona State previously named the locker room walkway into Sun Devil Stadium as the "Pat Tillman Memorial Tunnel."
The NFL's Arizona Cardinals also erected a statue of Tillman outside their stadium in 2006.