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John Fina HOF
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 29, 2013
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John Fina

John Fina HOF
     At the time of his induction, John Fina is only the second University of Arizona football player to play both his high school and college ball in Tucson and then go on to play professionally in the NFL. He began his college career on the defensive line, but moved to offense his sophomore year and helped the Wildcats lead the Pac-10 in rushing. His junior year, John played both offense and defense and won the team's Bronco Nagurski award for the best two-way player on the team. John started 27 games on the offensive line and finished his career at Arizona by earning 2nd team All-Pac-10 honors and being named the team MVP. John was also a three-time All-Pac-10  Academic selection (1989,1990 and 1991). John became a first round draft pick (27th overall) for the Buffalo Bills. At the time of his induction, only nine other UA players have gone in the first round of the NFL draft. John played ten years for the Bills earning a starting spot his second year. He started 131 of the 148 games he appeared in for the club and played in two Super Bowls. John's eleventh year with the NFL was spent with the Arizona Cardinals. 
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