Oct. 21, 1997
Tillman Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
Senior linebacker Pat Tillman was named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week following his performance in ASU's 31-14 win at Stanford. Tillman returned close to his home of San Jose and keyed the ASU defense, recording 11 tackles, 10 unassisted, including three tackles for loss, caused one fumble and had one interception. The Sun Devil defense forced five Cardinal turnovers, two of them by Tillman.
"Pound-for-pound he is the greatest linebacker I have ever coached," said ASU coach Bruce Snyder.