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Countdown to the 2024 Arizona football season: 74 days until kickoff

To prepare for the upcoming Arizona football season, All Sports Tucson offers a countdown that includes historical notes and a season outlook – a great way to catch up on Arizona football during the summer months before fall camp in early August and kickoff against New Mexico on August 31st at the start of the Brent Brennan Epoch.

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A REVIEW — NO. 74 GLENN PARKER

Since it is the 74th day until kickoff between the Lobos and Wildcats, the best player No. 74 for Arizona is Offensive Lineman Glenn Parkerwho attended a junior college in Arizona and played at Arizona in 1988 and 1989. Although he did not play football in high school, he excelled. He represented Arizona well in his 12-year NFL career, followed by local and national broadcasting jobs, including with the Pac-12 Network. He was selected in the third round of the 1990 draft by the Bills. In his NFL career, he started 141 times for Buffalo, the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Giants. He played for the Bills until 1997, appearing in all four Super Bowls the team lost from 1990 to 1993. He then played for the Chiefs for three years. He was signed as a free agent by the Giants, where he played two more seasons and was part of the Super Bowl XXXV team. In recent years, Parker has coached at the Catalina Foothills when his son William played there. He is currently Director of Outreach and Engagement at the University of Arizona Foundation.

No. 74 in 2024

Currently, no one on the list wears jersey number 74.

NOTE

Arizona had three verbal commitments on Monday, doubling its current number of Class of 2025 prospects. The highest rated of all is 4-star recruit (Rivals) Wesley Yarbrougha running back from Crosby, Texas (a suburb of Houston). He chose Arizona over Houston, Arizona State and Memphis, among others. Yarbrough's decision came one day after he returned home from his official visit to Tucson. Last season at Crosby High School, he totaled 1,045 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on 232 carries.

Commitments for the Arizona class of 2025

Player info from Rivals

THEY SAID IT

“They were authentic and a family. There is no other coach in college football that recruited me and talked to me like (running backs) coach (Alonzo Carter) “There's something special brewing in Arizona,” Yarbrough said of the Wildcats' rivals moving to the Big 12, which includes Houston and other Texas schools such as Texas Tech, TCU and Baylor.

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Javier Morales, publisher, writer and editor of ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com, is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He was formerly a reporter for the Arizona Daily Star basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy's Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He is also the author of the book “The Highest Form of Living,” available on Amazon. He became an educator in 2016 and is currently a special education teacher at Sunnyside High School in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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