Arizona Football

2024 Arizona football season countdown: 62 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.



Roger Myers

With it being the 62nd day until kickoff between the Lobos and Wildcats, the best player to wear No. 62 for Arizona is offensive tackle Roger Myers, who played with the program from 1964-66.  He was selected All-WAC as a senior. He was Arizona’s heaviest starting lineman at 243 pounds at right tackle. He was 6-foot-2. Arizona’s heaviest player this season is Chubba Ma’ae at 347 pounds with a height of 6-2. Myers, 80, originally from El Cajon, Calif., is retired in Green Valley. He had a career with Texas Instruments after his playing days in college. He is part of the board of directors for Green Valley Recreation, serving as the treasurer. After working with Texas Instruments as a treasurer until 2002, he owned and operated an AAMCO Transmission franchise in El Cajon from 2003 to 2008. He sold that and then retired in Green Valley, where he has also served on the Fiscal Affairs Committee’s Investment Subcommittee.

NO. 62 IN 2024

No players are listed as having uniform No. 62.


Sunday is the last day Arizona is officially in the Pac-12. The Wildcats begin their Big 12 era on Monday. It is the first major conference shift since Arizona left the Western Athletic Conference and joined what was then the Pac-8 in 1978. The following is the front page of the Tucson Citizen sports section on June 30, 1978, a day before Arizona and ASU went into the Pac-10.


“Our move to the Big 12 Conference will continue to raise the university’s profile by increasing visibility, growing our reach across the country and around the globe, expanding our pool of prospective students, providing more resources to support our student-athletes and presenting them with greater NIL prospects,” Arizona president Robert C. Robbins said in a statement released when the school officially announced on Aug. 4, 2023, that it would be moving to the Big 12.

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.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
To Top