Bear Down…and Blog!
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Nick Folk was a junior at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif., on that fateful day in September of 2001 when the unthinkable happened to New York City’s twin towers. Ten years to the day later, the former University of Arizona place kicker played in a part in the Big Apple’s healing process.
The Jets’ kicker booted a 50-yard, game-winning field goal with 27 seconds remaining in Gang Green’s season opener on Sept. 11 to propel New York to an improbable come-from-behind win over the Dallas Cowboys, a team that gave up on him two years earlier.
SAID FOLK VIA TWITTER AFTER THE EMOTIONAL GAME:
“Thanks to all of my followers and fans for all the love and support!! #JETSNATION is the best in the NFL!! Let’s keep this winning going!!”
After the kick, Wildcat Nation voiced their support via Twitter for one of their own:
“Love watching former Wildcat Nick Folk beat those Cowboys! #BearDown”
- Former Wildcat softball star Caitlin Lowe
“@TwoStarWade: NICK FOLK!!!!!! ARIZONA STAND UP!!!!! #BEARDOWN” Let’s GO Jets!”
- Arizona golfer Nikki Koller re-Tweeting Wildcat cornerback Trevin Wade
“Cowboys cut my Man Nick Folk too!!! #Karma!!!!”
- Arizona cornerback Trevin Wade
- Arizona wide receiver Garic Wharton
The NCAA, on Wednesday, named Arizona swimmer Annie Chandler as one of its finalist for its annual Woman of the Year award. The senior is among nine finalists for the honor, which will be announced at a ceremony on Oct. 16 in Indianapolis.