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Wildcat Legend Chuck Cecil becomes the team's defensive backs coach

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Posted at 4:36 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 18:36:57-05

TUCSON, Arizona — College Football Hall of Famer and former Wildcat standout Chuck Cecil is the team's new defensive backs coach.

Cecil remains with the program after serving as a senior defensive analyst and interim defensive coordinator.

"The University of Arizona and the Tucson Community is home to me, and I am proud to serve the Wildcat football program and its incredible student-athletes as defensive backs coach," said Cecil in a statement. "I am grateful to Coach Fisch for the opportunity to work alongside him and the entire UArizona coaching staff as we bring back the grit, toughness and character of Arizona football."

It's the second Wildcat legend new head coach Jedd Fisch hired on Thursday, after naming Ricky Hunley defensive line coach.

"Chuck is well known and widely respected throughout the NFL as well as the Tucson community," said Fisch. "His addition to our coaching staff will bring decades of elite coaching and playing experience, collegiately and professionally. I know he will have a tremendous impact on our student-athletes by showing them what they can achieve on the field, in the classroom and in the community."

Cecil played for the Wildcats from 1984-1987 under Larry Smith and Dick Tomey.