Biography: Pat Tillman
He was a promising young football star who passed up a 3.6 million NFL contract to join the U.S. Army and serve his country in Afghanistan.
In the final days of summer 2001, Arizona Cardinals defensive back Pat Tillman had his entire life before him - a successful career, a loving family, and a new wife. After the events of September 11, 2001, Tillman decided to make the ultimate sacrifice, and in the end, paid the ultimate price. In this compelling profile, interviews with Tillman's friends, teammates, and coaches reveal an inspirational young man of great integrity and a maturity beyond his years. Describing him as intellectually curious, intense, and loving, Tillman is revealed as a stand out athlete who combined his passion with charisma, empathy, and an unshakable commitment to those he held dear.
From his early childhood in Freemont, California, to his days of glory on the football field to his tragic and controversial death by friendly fire in Afghanistan in 2004, Biography proudly presents the life and legend of Pat Tillman.