Each January, Tillman Scholars-ASU, led by Pat Tillman Foundation Distinguished Professor Michael Mokwa, gather at Sun Devil Stadium to share stories about Pat Tillman and his impact at ASU both on and off the football field. This year, after watching the Pat Tillman biography video, the fifth class of Tillman Scholars-ASU were honored to hear from ASU Sports Information Director, Doug Tammaro, and Pat’s Sun Devil teammate and former Detroit Lion, Juan Roque.
Tillman Scholars-ASU with former ASU Sun Devil Juan Roque and PTF Distinguished Professor Michael Mokwa. (LtoR) Ashley Mentzer, Shruti Shukla, Gabby Kissinger, Julie Westerbeck, Louie Weimer, Fedy Bryner, Katy Lichtsinn, Bryan Tom, Veronica Esquivel,
Hillary Bach, Alexa Goldman, Amy Schellhase and Jeffrey Lam.
Both Doug and Juan shared personal stories and favorite memories of their interactions with Pat, with the common theme being that Pat led through his actions and made an impact on every individual he met.
Artwork by Mike Sullivan in the Tillman Tunnel at ASU’s Sun Devil Stadium
(the football team’s entrance onto the field).
At the conclusion of this inspirational program, Tillman Scholars-ASU and their mentors were invited to visit the ASU football locker room and Tillman Tunnel.