Arizona Football

2024 Arizona football season countdown: 67 days to kickoff

To get ready for the upcoming Arizona football season, All Sports Tucson offers a countdown, which will include history notes and a look ahead to the season — a good way to keep Arizona football on the mind in the summer months leading up to fall camp in early August and then kickoff against New Mexico on Aug. 31 in the start of the Brent Brennan era.



Charlie Dickey with wife Lisa, who played basketball at Arizona

With it being the 67th day until kickoff between the Lobos and Wildcats, the best player to wear No. 67 for Arizona is offensive tackle Charlie Dickey, one of the Wildcats’ greatest who played with the program from 1983 to 1984. He was also a 12-year assistant coach at Arizona through 2003. He compiled a streak of 1,230 consecutive offensive plays, including all 840 offensive plays of the 1983 season. He was named a second team All-Pac-10 performer in 1984 and was Arizona’s Offensive Most Valuable Player. Before going to Arizona, he completed an all-conference career at Scottsdale Community College. Dickey coached at Washington for one season in 2004 before leaving to Utah for four seasons through 2008. He coached the offensive line at Kansas State under Bill Snyder from 2009 to 2018. He was assigned to be the run-game coordinator by Snyder before the 2016 season. He has served as Oklahoma State’s offensive line coach since 2019. While attending Arizona, Dickey developed a relationship with former Wildcat basketball player Lisa Bradshaw. They have five children and several grandchildren. Their daughter Tasha orginally played basketball at Arizona before transferring to Kansas State (where her dad was coaching) in 2011-12.

NO. 67 IN 2024

No current players are listed as wearing No. 67.


Arizona’s list of Class of 2025 commitments — Brennan’s first full recruiting class — has grown to 15 after the Wildcats having only two at the start of this month. The Wildcats added four more on Monday, including Losipini Tupou, who committed to the Wildcats out of San Francisco although he had scholarship offers from California, Florida, Penn State, Arizona State and Utah.


Losipini TupouOLSan Francisco6’2″270***6/24/24
Javian GooOLKapolei, HI6’4″285**6/24/24
Kaleb JonesOLPhoenix6’2″288***6/24/24
Gianni EdwardsDBForney, TX6’0″1806/24/24
Dajon HintonATHChandler5’10”165***6/23/24
Sione TohiOTSanta Ana, CA6’3″330***6/23/24
Allen GantDBLubbock, TX6’0″186***6/23/24
Swayde GriffinDBLago Vista, TX6’2″185***6/23/24
Terry SheltonWRIrving, TX6’4″200***6/18/24
Sean RobinsonWRCibolo, TX6’4″215***6/17/24
Wesley YarbroughRBCrosby, TX5’10”190****6/17/24
Joshua TuchekDBLong Beach, CA6’1″180***6/17/24
Luke HaugoQBGilbert6’5″210***6/4/24
Robert McDanielQBHughson, CA6’2″190***5/26/24
Kellan FordTEDanville, CA6’5″235***4/7/24
Player info from Rivals


“Arizona has always been at the top of my board ever since I got the offer. What really sold me was the culture built by the team. Seeing the way the players genuinely care about each other and want each other to succeed made me realize that this was a team a wanted to be a part of.” — Tupou to’s Matt Moreno

FOLLOW @JAVIERJMORALES ON TWITTER! publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports,, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator in 2016 and is presently a special education teacher at Sunnyside High School in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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