Arizona Wildcats football: 'Huge, huge honor' for Bruschi

2013-05-07T22:00:00Z Arizona Wildcats football: 'Huge, huge honor' for BruschiDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 07, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

The campaign to make Tedy Bruschi a Hall of Famer officially began December 28, 2009.

Burt Kinerk, then the president of the Southern Arizona chapter of the National Football Foundation, wrote an eight-paragraph letter to the College Football Hall of Fame nominating the former Arizona Wildcats defensive end for the sport’s highest honor.

“As President of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame, it is a tremendous honor to submit the name of Tedy Bruschi to the Honors Court for his inclusion in the College Football Hall of Fame,” Kinerk wrote in the first paragraph.

Three-plus years later, Bruschi is a Hall of Famer.

The former two-time All-American was officially selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, it was announced Tuesday morning at a news conference in New York City. He will be inducted Dec. 10 at the National Football Foundation’s annual awards dinner in New York City.

“I never played college football with this as the goal,” Bruschi said at the news conference. “My college football career was always about playing hard, doing the best you got and see how it went. … I never really had any long-term goals of being in this prestigious class.

“My philosophy was always, play your best, and hopefully it’s better than the next guy.”

 

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