7. Frank Garcia, ATH/P/K, 1975

Garcia, who went on to become an All-Pro punter, was named a first-team All-State and All-City defensive back his senior year in 1974 but played just about anywhere on the field that season. He was also a quarterback and halfback and combined for 867 yards passing and rushing while he also kicked one field goal and 13 extra points and was the team’s punter. The 6-foot 1-inch Garcia, the co-captain of the Tucson Daily Citizen All-City team, signed to play with ASU as a defensive back but left the school after his first season with the team and enrolled at the UA. After punting for the Wildcats, Garcia worked his was into the NFL when, after several failed attempts with other team, the Seattle Seahawks signed him in 1981. He was released following the season but went on to spend five years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including an All-Pro season in 1983 when he launched 95 punts and averaged 42.2 yards per attempt. Photo courtesy Arizona Athletics

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