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If you have not checked out UASports.net, do so. I picture it as a bar hangout of Arizona fans who have stories about the past and offer opinions on the present and future. After writing a blog about the father-son connections involving Arizona athletes whose sons played elsewhere, I received some valuable feedback at UASports.net. This is in response to UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley Jr. playing against his father’s former team, Arizona, tomorrow night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Among other father-son connections involving UA athletes: Former UA All-American cornerback Chris McAlister chose not to play for the alma mater (UCLA) of his dad James McAlister and UA linebacker Hank Hobson is with the Wildcats instead of where his father Butch Hobson (former major-leaguer) played quarterback — Alabama. Butch Hobson was actually born in Tuscaloosa.
Jim Thorpe Award winner Antoine Cason of Arizona is the son of former Oregon defensive back Wendell Cason. The Ducks featured wide receiver Lavasier Tuinei, son of former UA defensive end Van Tuinei (played with the Wildcats in 1995 and 1996). The younger Tuinei was the Rose Bowl’s offensive player of the game when the Ducks beat Wisconsin in 2011.
Former UA offensive lineman Joe Longacre is the son of former Cal rugby player Randy Longacre. Gayle Hopkins, the UA’s first NCAA champion in the long jump in 1964, cheered for his son Chris Hopkins, who played at ASU from 1992-1995. Former UA quarterback Jim Krohn’s son Jeff Krohn started as ASU in 2000 and 2001 before transferring to Massachusetts to end his career.