Pat Tillman, the former Cardinals safety who left the NFL to join the army and was later killed in action, has been elected to the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame.
Tillman joins two others with Cardinals ties in the Hall — owner Bill Bidwill, and former safety and current scout Adrian Wilson.
Tillman was a California native, but he played college football for Arizona State University before playing four seasons with the Cardinals. He totaled three interceptions before shocking the world in the 2002 offseason in joining the Army Rangers. Tillman fought in the Middle East, and was in a second tour of duty with the military when he was killed in April of 2004.
Also in the Class of 2018 are Diamondbacks first baseman Mark Grace, former University of Arizona softball coach Mike Candrea, Olympic swimmer Gary Hall, Jr., Xavier Prep golf coach Sister Lynn Winsor, and former Chaparral High School softball coach Jeff Oscarson.
Tillman and his classmates will be inducted in a ceremony on Nov. 1 at Scottsdale Plaza Resort.