Arizona Wildcats Top 50 Football Games: We’re at No. 5 and counting

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Our Arizona Wildcats Top 50 Football Games ranking is shown as a slideshow starting at No. 50 (click on “next” at the upper or lower right to get started) …

Every day we will have data related to the number of days remaining to kickoff — Texas-San Antonio vs. Arizona — on Sept. 3 at Arizona Stadium. That game is only 6 days away.

Anthony Gimino compiled Arizona’s best player by jersey number while with TucsonCitizen.com three years ago. The best No. 5 according to Gimino is cornerback Antoine Cason (2004-07). A Jim Thorpe Award winner for the best defensive back in the country in 2007. As a senior, he returned two interceptions and two punts for scores. Cason finished with 15 career INTs. He is a seven-year NFL veteran who is taking this year off from football while rehabilitating from surgery on his right foot. He is a free agent after playing with San Diego, Arizona, Carolina and Baltimore.

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For the third straight year, AllSportsTucson.com presents the Arizona Wildcats’ Top 50 games in the program’s history.

The ranking corresponds to the number of days left to the opening kickoff for the Arizona Wildcats against Texas-San Antonio on Sept. 3 at Arizona Stadium. We are only 5 days from the start of the 2015 football season.

The ranking each year is based on new research and judgments for all games, not just those from last season. This year, four new games join the ranking, including one played more than 50 years ago that — upon further review — deserves Top 50 status. That game was presented at No. 38. The No. 1-ranked game last year may not be the No. 1 this year.

You can view the countdown by clicking on the “next” arrow at the upper or lower right …

Two current players wear No. 5 for the Arizona Wildcats — junior receiver Trey Griffey (pictured below) and redshirt freshman running back Jamarde Cobb. Cobb, who moved from linebacker to running back after fall camp, must change his uniform number because players on the same side of the ball can’t share the same number. Griffey, son of legendary baseball player Ken Griffey Jr., played in all 14 games with two starts last season. He totaled 31 receptions for 405 yards and a touchdown, averaging 13.1 yards per catch and 28.9 yards per game. He had a career-high of 63 yards receiving against Washington.

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