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Arizona Retires Damon Terrell's Football Jersey
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 27, 2000
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The University of Arizona Athletics Department will honor former student-athlete Damon Terrell at halftime on October 28 in a special jersey retirement ceremony. Damon's father, Ricky Terrell, and his grandfather Ernest Terrell will join head coach Dick Tomey and athletics director Jim Livengood at midfield for the dedication.

Damon Terrell began his football career when he walked onto the team at El Camino Community College in Torrance, Calif. He was an immediate success, catching 83 passes in two seasons. He was rated as the top junior college tight end in the country when he signed with the Arizona Wildcats in 1993. Damon joined the Wildcat football squad for the 1994 season and caught six passes for 56 yards, with his first catch coming in a win against UCLA.

Entering the 1995 season, Damon's hard work had him penciled in as the starting tight end, but he suffered an unexpected collapse during the first days of training camp, and sadly passed away a short time later.

Tomey said, "All of the players looked to him for inspiration and guidance and he quickly became one of the most popular members of the Arizona football team. Damon's love of the game was evident every time he took the field and his outstanding ability showed when he played."

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