PHOTOS and VIDEOS: Arizona State unveils Pat Tillman statue at Sun Devil Stadium

Posted at 6:35 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 22:32:01-04

Arizona State University unveiled a new statue honoring former Sun Devils football player and U.S. Army hero Pat Tillman on Wednesday night.

Tillman's family, friends and former teammates were on hand for the unveiling. ASU athletic director Ray Anderson and football coach Todd Graham, along with statue benefactor Arthur Pearce, Tillman's brother Kevin and former teammate/roommate B.J. Alford spoke to the assembled audience before the unveiling.

Tillman, who played at ASU and for the Arizona Cardinals, died while serving in Afghanistan in 2004. The statue is placed in front of the new Tillman Tunnel at Sun Devil Stadium, and current ASU players will pass by and touch the statue as they take the field before each game.