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Hall of Famer Waldrop to be honored at halftime of Arizona-Oregon game

Rob Waldrop was the anchor of the Desert Swarm defenses in 1992 and 1993. Photo by Otto Greule Jr., Getty Images Sport

Former Arizona All-American defensive tackle Rob Waldrop, who was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in May, will be honored at halftime of the Wildcats’ game against Oregon on Saturday night.

The university, in conjunction with The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, will honor Waldrop. A Hall of Fame plaque will remain on display at the university.

“Rob Waldrop became one of the most decorated college defensive players in the history of the game while playing on one of the best defenses that we have ever seen,” said NFF President and CEO Steve Hatchell.

“He was the immovable force in the middle of the Arizona defensive line, and his dominance often took three opponents to contain. It will be a thrill to honor him in front of the Wildcat faithful on September 24.”

Waldrop is the third Arizona Wildcats player to be selected for the college Hall, the others are linebacker Ricky Hunley and safety Chuck Cecil. Waldrop will be officially inducted in a ceremony in New York City on Dec. 6.

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