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OBAMA SPEECH EDITION
New York Jets place kicker Nick Folk (2) reacts after he it the game-winning field goal with no time remaining in the fourth quarter as the New York Jets defeat the Indianapolis Colts, 17-16, to win the AFC Wildcard playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger
Nick Folk highlighted the NFL’s Wildcard weekend last week when the former Wildcat booted the New York Jets passed Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. The placekicker isn’t the only Arizona alum still suiting up in the NFL’s postseason. Other Wildcats still chasing a Super Bowl ring:
Lance Briggs, LB Chicago Bears
Nick Folk, PK New York Jets
Rob Gronkowski, TE New England Patriots
Brandon Manumaleuna, TE Chicago Bears
Vuna Tuihalamaka, LB Seattle Seahawks*
*On Seahawk roster but hasn’t played yet this season for Seattle
San Diego Padre closer and former Wildcat shortstop Trevor Hoffman called it a career on Wednesday, leaving baseball as the game’s all-time saves leader with 601. Hoffman is now eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 2016 along with surefire first-balloter Ken Griffey Jr.
PAST AND PRESENT WILDCATS REACT TO OBAMA’S McKALE CENTER SPEECH
“President Obama is amazing!”
- Former Wildcat and Harlem Globetrotter Eugene Edgerson
“Watched President Obama speak @ the Tucson Memorial Svc. So proud 2c the turnout @ McKale! U r amazing Tucson! …”
- Leneah Manuma, former softball player
“I can’t even get shots up because he’s on campus”
- Arizona forward Solomon Hill bemoaning a lack of time and space to get some practice in
“Proud and honored to be from the University of Arizona! Amazing event taking place right now in McKale!
- Taryne Mowatt, ex-softball star Tweeting from her seat in McKale Center
“RT @nerdymcfly: All eyes are on my adopted city. Wish I was in Tucson for this ceremony.”
- Ex-Wildcat basketball player and current St. Louis Ram tight end Fendi Onobun