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Sonoran Hot Reads: Five Wildcats named to Pac-12 Football All-Century Team

All guys that called the defensive side of the ball home

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The Pac-12 is celebrating 100 years of existence this year, and late Tuesday night, the conference announced its Football All-Century team. Of the 50 players that had the honor bestowed upon them, five of them are former Arizona Wildcats defensive players. They are: Tedy Bruschi, Rob Waldrop, Ricky Hunley, Chris McAlister and Antoine Cason. The five ranks second among all schools, trailing only the USC Trojans, who had 25(!) players, including all five running backs.

Rob Waldrop had this to say:

"I was incredibly honored to learn of being elected to the Pac-12's All Century Team. Over the years, there have been some great defensive lineman who competed in the conference, being recognized as one of them — so many years after playing — is quite a distinction. The period that I played at Arizona under Coach Tomey was a special time. We had a team that was very close and took care of one another. And our defense! That was a special group of players. I am very blessed to have been apart of that group — the Desert Swarm — and will always cherish the memories of what it felt like when we would completely derail and demolish a competitors offense ... None of the recognition I have ever received would have been possible without such a talented group of defensive teammates — I share this honor with them, Bear Down."

And then the NFL live crew took a look at some old Bruschi pictures.

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