Pat Tillman, shot three times in the head, died on a rocky hillside in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004. The Army initially claimed the 1997 Pacific 10 defensive player of the year from Arizona State was killed in a firefight with hostile forces. His mother didn't buy it.
Dannie Tillman pressed for the truth, and the Army eventually acknowledged that there were no hostile forces that night. Pat was killed by friendly fire.
On Friday, the extraordinary documentary "The Tillman Story" will be released. It explores many of the unanswered questions surrounding not only Tillman's death, but the coverup that followed.
Current members of the Sun Devils watched a private screening of the film Saturday.
"Absolutely unbelievable," sophomore quarterback Brock Osweiler said. "In fact, as soon I came back to the stadium I went and saw coach [Noel] Mazzone and I told him I really feel like it's something every incoming freshman football player needs to see. . . . Most people know what Pat Tillman did, but not exactly the person he was.
"We run out every Saturday in the Tillman Tunnel. We touch the 'PT42' [sign] coming out, and I feel like some guys don't know why we do that. The movie definitely explained a lot of things."
Tillman's parents, Dannie and Patrick, are now divorced, but they appeared Monday night on CNN's "Larry King Live." Video of their appearance is after the jump.