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Catching up with former Arizona Wildcat great Antoine Cason

Antoine Cason visited Tucson before the big win against Oregon, and took some time to talk about that experience and more

Antoine Cason
Antoine Cason
Christian Petersen

After the Arizona Cardinals' destruction of the Indianapolis Colts, former Arizona Wildcat defensive back Antoine Cason took some time to revisit his days in Tucson. He was in Tucson with the Nissan Heisman Trophy Tour, and wanted to reflect on the Cats' big win over the Oregon Ducks.

Q: How much of the game were you able to stay for?

Cason: I wasn't able to stay for the entire game. I left at halftime. It was great. I haven't been back to a game this year so it was very exciting for me to get back, especially to a game of that magnitude for us. It was awesome.

Q: Did you get a chance to see the new football facilities?

Cason: I saw the facilities for the first time. That's amazing. I'm so glad and proud that they got it done. I'm just so happy that the guys who are coming in now are able to enjoy those facilities. It was long overdue.

Q: What's your relationship with the guys currently on the Arizona defense?

Well, Shaquille Richardson, we went to the same high school, and he's wearing Arizona number five now. He's representing, he had a heck of a game. I'm very proud of him and what he's done. To be able to talk to him and get back, it's a good feeling.

Q: How often do you go back to Tucson?

I haven't had a chance to get back too much, but I try to get back once or twice a year.

Q: Have you had any communication with Rich Rodriguez since he took over the program?

I was able to talk to him a few times when I was in San Diego. They came to San Diego and I talked to him on the phone. It's one of those things where we definitely do communicate from time to time.

Q: What's it like returning to Arizona to play in the NFL?

It's a good feeling to be back in Arizona where I played my college ball. The only thing that isn't too good is I'm down here in Scum Devil country. I mean, I wear my Wildcats stuff every now and again, just representing down here in Phoenix. It's a fun rivalry, but at the same time, we want to win.

Q: How do you look back at your time at the U of A?

It was a good four years for me. I always say it was the best four years of my life. Period. I was going through transition obviously. Growing up, 18 years old, leaving home. It was a great, great time of my life. Arizona has a lot to do with it. Being around the people there was great. The coaches when I was there, the whole staff. Everyone I came in contact with. Definitely the student athletes. Just had a heck of a time.