Connecting with the state of Arizona - #Yarnell19

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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

As part of the Sun Devils recognition of the Yarnell 19, the wide receivers and defensive backs were the last group of Sun Devils to hike up Mt. Kush and they brought up a white t-shirt bearing the words "Arizona Remembers, 6-30-2013, from all the Arizonians to all the firefighters, we thank you!"

Gary Chambers, a redshirt sophomore wide receiver from Glendale, Ariz., was picked to wear the shirt up Mt. Kush. Every member of the receiving corps signed the shirt before it was nailed front and center on the tree atop Mt. Kush. 

Players were visibly moved as they touched the shirt and reflected on the sacrifices the firefighters made. Jordan Simone, a defensive back from Sammamish, Wash., wants to be a firefighter when he is done playing and said the Yarnell 19 holds a special place.  

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