Arizona announced their captains for the opener against the BYU Cougars, and Hemmila is one of the four seniors that have been chosen.
Hemmila passed away at the age of 22 while sleeping the night of August 7th/morning of August 8th. He was projected to be the team’s starting center in his fifth collegiate season out of Chandler (AZ) HS.
The cause of his death is still unknown.
The Wildcats and Cougars are set to kick off at 7:30 PM PT on Fox Sports 1 Saturday night as Arizona looks to succeed on the field while still hurting off of it.
We have also received word that there will be some sort of recognition for Hemmila at approximately 7:18 PM before the game.