The Arizona Wildcats will be retiring the football jerseys of seven former players at the game against USC on Nov. 13.
Those seven are: linebacker Ricky Hunley, safety Chuck Cecil, placekicker Steve McLaughlin, cornerbacks Antoine Cason, Darryll Lewis and Chris McAlister, and defensive tackle Rob Waldrop.
Before you say, “Where’s Tedy Bruschi?” understand the criteria: According to university policy, jersey honors are reserved for athletes who were national players of the year or inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame.
Cason and Lewis won the Thorpe Award for defensive backs. McAlister won the Mosi Tatupu Award for special teams play. McLaughlin earned the Groza Award, given to placekickers. Waldrop won the Outland Trophy for the top interior lineman and the Nagurski Award as the defensive player of the year. Hunley and Cecil have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
(Cecil is part of the class that will be enshrined Saturday. You can watch the event streaming live from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tucson time at www.footballfoundation.org, www.xosdigital.com or www.collegefootball.org.)