University of Arizona head coach Larry Smith with Arizona safety Chuck Cecil after the Aloha Bowl in Honolulu on Dec. 27, 1986. Jim Davis / Arizona Daily Star

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Cecil was chosen MVP in a 30-21 victory over North Carolina, forcing two fumbles that led to Arizona scores and making 12 tackles despite suffering a concussion with 10 minutes remaining. "When Chuck is done," said UA coach Larry Smith, "something comes out at the other end, whether it’s the ball carrier, or the ball, or Chuck himself."

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