- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona players will wear helmet stickers and coaches will have patches on their hats this season to honor offensive lineman Zach Hemmila, who died in early August.

The Wildcats also will hold a pre-game ceremony before Saturday night’s game against Brigham Young at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Coach Rich Rodriguez said Wednesday that Arizona also may have another ceremony before its home opener against Grambling State on Sept. 10.

A 22-year-old senior, Hemmila was found dead in his apartment on Aug. 8. The cause of death is unknown.

Hemmila, from Chandler, played 13 games last season and was expected to compete for the starting center job this year.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide