Arizona Wildcats Top 50 Football Games: We’re down to No. 2

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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 2 days away.

Anthony Gimino compiled Arizona’s best player by jersey number while with TucsonCitizen.com three years ago. The best No. 2 according to Gimino is running back David Adams (1984-86). He didn’t rush for as many yards as another No. 2 — Ontiwaun Carter — but his runs were thrilling and his numbers were good with 2,571 career rushing yards. Arizona coach Larry Smith described Adams (who played 5’6″ and 165 pounds) as a “walking heart”.

Adams was ranked on this site’s Top 10 Badasses in Arizona history because of his extreme toughness in a constant battle because of his size. He is pound for pound the toughest player to wear an Arizona uniform.
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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 2 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 …

Wearing No. 2 for the Arizona Wildcats this year are speedy slot receiver Tyrell Johnson and redshirt freshman linebacker Marquis Ware. Johnson played in all 14 games last year as a receiver and return specialist. He totaled 14 receptions for 120 yards and two scores and also rushed for 19 yards on three carries. He handled 29 of Arizona’s 38 kick returns for 687 yards with a long of 43. Posted a career-high 211 all-purpose yards vs. Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship game. … Ware comes from Los Angeles Salesian High School where he was ranked the No. 23 outside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com.

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