TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — An Arizona football legend has officially joined the Wildcats' coaching staff for the upcoming season.
Tedy Bruschi, the NFL Hall of Famer and one of the key players on Arizona's "Desert Swarm Defense" in the early 90s, has been named Senior Advisor to the Head Coach, according to the program.
"I am very excited to re-establish my connection to the Arizona Football program," Bruschi said. "Coach Fisch, and his vision for the program, is the main reason for my new level of involvement. I look forward to assisting Coach Fisch and the program in any way I can as we develop the next generations of Wildcats who are purposeful, resilient and original. Bear Down!"
"Arizona Football just got better today by the addition of another College Football Hall of Famer, New England Patriots Hall of Famer and Arizona Football Ring of Honor member to our staff," said head coach Jedd Fisch. "Tedy Bruschi represents everything we want from our student-athletes. He knows what it takes to do things right on and off the field and has demonstrated success in all facets of life throughout the years. Tedy is a true friend and ally who understands what it takes to win; respect accountability, selflessness, and enthusiasm. Tedy has always been the best at what he does, and this is another opportunity to bring greatness to our entire program. I want to welcome Tedy and his family back to Tucson. It's Personal!"
Bruschi played for Arizona from 1991 to 1995. In his last season, he was named Defensive PAC-10 Player of the Year and ended his college career with 52 sacks.
Bruschi was drafted by the New England Patriots in 1996 where he won three Super Bowls during his 13-year career with the team.