UA Fall Camp Report: Chuck Cecil - Tucson News Now

UA Fall Camp Report: Chuck Cecil

TUCSON, AZ -

UA Football has begun Fall Camp as the Wildcats get set for the 2017 season.

There are just 28 days until the season-opener at Arizona Stadium against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks.

On Friday Chuck Cecil met the media for the first time since joining Rich Rodriguez's staff as his new Director of Player Personnel.

Chuck Cecil talks about joining the Arizona Wildcats football staff (Courtesy: Arizona Daily Star).

The UA Football Class of 1987 product played seven seasons in the National Football League where he was a Pro Bowl safety in 1992.

Cecil was a two-time All Pac-12 1st team selection for the Wildcats and was the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1987.

He was also a three-time conference academic selection and was enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

He comes to the Wildcats after a 15-season coaching in career in the National Football League that included two seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans.

He authored quite possibly one of the greatest plays in UA Football history in the 1986 Territorial Cup game win over Arizona State when he intercepted a pass in the end zone and returned it 106 yards for a touchdown.

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Arizona will host the "Beanie Bowl," on Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. It will be open to the public and have a free autograph session after.

Conference media has picked UA to finish 6th in the Pac-12’s South Division. The same place the Cats finished a year ago when they went 1-7.

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David Kelly contributed to this story.

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