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Remembering Pat Tillman

Apr 22, 2014, 5:44 PM | Updated: 5:45 pm

Former Arizona State Sun Devil and Arizona Cardinal Pat Tillman was killed on April 22, 2004.

Tillman, who walked away from football to serve as an Army Ranger, died as a result of friendly fire in the mountains of Afghanistan.

Runners, one wearing a Boston Red Sox shirt, compete in the 9th annual Pat's Run, Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. Pat's Run is a celebration of the life of Pat Tillman, the NFL star who walked away from millions of dollars to become and Army Ranger after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The 4.2-mile run through the streets of Tempe takes on added significance following the bombings at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Matt York) Mary Morgan releases doves during a memorial for former Arizona State and Arizona Cardinals football player Pat Tillman Saturday, May 8, 2004 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. Tillmam, who gave up his NFL career to become an Army Ranger, was killed in Afghanistan in April. (AP Photo/Jason Wise, Pool) Fans sign a memorial for former Arizona Cardinals and U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman Friday, April 23, 2004 at the Cardinals training facility in Tempe, Ariz. Tillman was killed in Afghanistan after walking away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the Army Rangers, U.S. officials said Friday. Tillman played four seasons with the Cardinals before enlisting in the Army in May 2002. The safety turned down a three-year, $3.6 million deal from Arizona. (AP Photo/Matt York) Fans sign a memorial for former Arizona Cardinals and U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman Friday, April 23, 2004 at the Cardinals training facility in Tempe, Ariz. Tillman was killed in Afghanistan after walking away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the Army Rangers, U.S. officials said Friday. Tillman played four seasons with the Cardinals before enlisting in the Army in May 2002. The safety turned down a three-year, $3.6 million deal from Arizona. (AP Photo/Matt York) Former Arizona State football coach Bruce Snyder eulogizes former Arizona State and Arizona Cardinals football player Pat Tillman Saturday, May 8, 2004 during a memorial at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. Tillmam, who gave up his NFL career to become an Army Ranger, was killed in Afghanistan in April. (AP Photo/Jason Wise, Pool) A photo of former Arizona Cardinals player Pat Tillman sits at the Cardinals table before the start of the NFL draft Saturday, April 24, 2004 in New York. Tillman was killed in action in Afghanistan on Thursday, April 22, 2004, after walking away from a multi million doller contract from the Cardinals to enlist in the Army. (AP Photo/Ed Betz) Former Arizona Cardinals football player Pat Tillman, poses in a June 2003 photo, released by Photography Plus. The Pentagon's inspector general is reviewing the Army's probe into the friendly fire death of Tillman. (AP Photo/Photography Plus via Williamson Stealth Media Solutions) Specialist Pat Tillman marches as he performs the honor of being the guidon bearer during graduation ceremonies Friday morning, Oct. 25, 2002, on Sand Hill at Fort Benning, Ga. Tillman, the former Arizona Cardinals star who walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to serve with the Army Rangers, was killed in Afghanistan U.S. officials said Friday, April 23, 2004. He was 27. (AP Photo/Columbus Ledger Enquirer, Mike Haskey) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb (5) pushes Arizona Cardinals' Pat Tillman away as he rushes for a touchdown in the third quarter Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 34-9. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy) Former Arizona Cardinals safety Pat Tillman pulls in an interception with one hand in this May 4, 2001 photo, during mini camp, in Tempe, Ariz. Tillman, who walked away from his professional football career to join the Army Rangers, was killed in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Friday, April 23, 2003. There were no immediate details how Tillman died. He was 27. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)  In this Oct. 18, 1997, file photo, Arizona State linebacker Pat Tillman, left, holds up the ball as he is congratulated by free safety Mitchell Freedman, right, after Tillman intercepted a pass by Stanford quarterback Chad Hutchinson during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game at Stanford, Calif., Stadium. The late Pat Tillman and Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard are among the 14 newly elected members of the College Football Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 27, 2010. Tillman was killed while serving in Afghanistan in 2004 (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

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