Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lots of Stars in the Win Against Stanford

There were a lot of stars in the big win against the Stanford Cardinal, on the field and in the stands. It was a very tough day for the Wildcats, but in the end, the Wildcats came out on top.

It was our first home game in just over a month and the crowd was waiting with enthusiasm. We had all kinds of guest at the game from Dallas Cowboy All Pro kicker Nick Folk, to super fan, David Hasselhoff.

I tried to get a different perspective of our day. Instead of pictures of our work in the locker room and on the field, I thought I would share all of the excitement all of us felt before, during, and after the game.

Nick Foles started his third game and threw for over 400 yards as the offense had almost 600 yards against a very good Stanford team. Robert Golden started the game off with a big Pick 6 touchdown. Juron Criner also had a huge game.

The biggest star and hero at the game though was Lt. Colonel Greg Gadson. He played for Coach Kish at Army, and he and coach Kish remained very close over all the years. Coach Kish saw then what we all know now, Greg Gadson is a very special person. While serving our country in Iraq, he lost both of his legs from a roadside bomb. He is without a doubt, the most courageous man I have ever met. He visits our team frequently and he always has a special message for the team. Yesterday was no exception!

Coach Stoops gets congratulations from Stanford Head Coach Jim Harbaugh after the Wildcats exciting win against the Cardinal:

David Hasselhoff, Arizona Wildcat Superfan, always enjoys festivities at Arizona Stadium and hanging out with his daughter in the Zona Zoo:
One of the stars of the game, Nic Grigsby right after the team arrived from the team hotel:

The afternoon crowd was energetic, especially during David Hasselhoff's singing of the National Anthem:

The Hoff singing the National Anthem before kickoff:

Adam Hall wearing the new Nike Combat protective gear:

Robert Lloyd assist with warming up the players before pregame:

Ben Hulka works with Coach Kish and linebackers during pregame:

Coach Kish talks with his former player he coached at Army, American Hero, Lt. Colonel Greg Gadson:

Team gets ready to take the field for the game against Stanford:

Reba McEntire takes in the game action from the sidelines:

Former Texas Tech Head Coach, Spike Dykes, on the sideline to watch his son's offense put up almost 600 yards of offense against Stanford:

Team celebrates after we hold Stanford at the goal line for the win:

Happy Wildcat fans greet the players after the big win:

Willie Salzman helps take trunks off of the field after the game:

Associate Athletic Director, Julio Freire, gives managers a hand with trunks after the game:

Mike Reed helps Keola Antolin take his jersey and pads off after the win:

Coach Tuiasosopo gives Earl Mitchell a big hug after the game:

Coach talks to the team after the win:

Locker room attendants, Keith Damek (center), and Armando Altamirano(right) do a great job of helping in so many ways for each home game:

Coach Frank Buffano celebrates in the locker room with the players:

Coach Stoops presents Lt. Colonel Greg Gadson with the game ball after the game:

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