Arizona State played Thursday Night against the Ducks and showed their respect to former Sun Devil, Pat Tillman, with these special PT42 uniforms.
"In 2002, Pat Tillman, an Arizona State University alumni and safety for the Arizona Cardinals, proudly put his professional football career on hold to enlist in the U.S. Army with his brother. During his career at ASU, Tillman helped lead the team to the 1997 Rose Bowl after an undefeated season, earned three consecutive selections to the Pac-10 All-Academic Football Team, a first team Academic All-American honor, as well as the NCAA's Post-Graduate Scholarship for academic and athletic excellence.
In April 2004, Pat lost his life while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in eastern Afghanistan.
Inspired by Pat Tillman, the PT42 uniform was designed to replicate the uniforms that Tillman and the 1996 team wore for their 1997 Rose Bowl appearance, while also paying homage to his military service as a U.S. Army Ranger. From the recreated font of the "Arizona State" moniker on the chest, to the PT42 badge on the collar, to the period-specific Sparky logos and look of the helmet, adidas designers worked closely with Sun Devil Athletics, Marie Tillman and the Pat Tillman Foundation to deliver the perfect blend of a retro look with a tribute to the military and Tillman." Adidas