Jimmy Legree followed the legendary Arizona Cardinals’ Safety Pat Tillman into service
Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks, Jimmy Legree found his way to Arizona during the 2014 and 2015 seasons, where he would only see playing time in the preseason. Legree was a cornerback out of South Carolina and was cut after the 2015 season.
Five years later, Legree joined the Army, following in the steps of Pat Tillman. Legree said he wanted to join the Army for the joy of doing so and the respect it brought him.
Hopefully, all is well with Mr. Legree.
Everyone knows the legend of Pat Tillman. A seventh-round compensatory pick that turned into a hometown, fan-favorite. Tillman could knock your lights out and, honestly, would be a heavily flagged and fined player for the crushing hits he’d often dole out.
Tillman turned down a significant contract extension after the attacks on 9/11 and instead signed with the Army Rangers, where he would serve for three years before being killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan.
If you haven’t read the book Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer, please go put it on your summer reading list. It’s a must for Arizona Cardinals fans.
This list may be missing a player or two, as a uniform database has not been compiled. We are forever grateful for all those who serve, and their memories will not be forgotten.