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Nose for the Football

Updated: June 1, 2007, 4:53 PM ET
By Bob Carter | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Game

Sept. 28, 1996 - A week earlier, linebacker Pat Tillman had been a relatively stationary figure in Arizona State's defense, stuck with eyeballing Nebraska's pitch play to star running back Ahman Green in a 19-0 Sun Devils' upset of the nation's top-ranked team.

But today against Oregon, also at Tempe, Tillman was free to roam and the junior played all over the field. He was in on 12 tackles (five solo), two for losses, and recovered a fumble on a fourth-down play. ...

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