Snyder on Tillman: 'He had so much potential'

Updated: April 23, 2004, 9:00 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

A somber Bruce Snyder, the head coach at Arizona State when Pat Tillman played there in the 1990s, said Friday that Tillman "could have been a presidential candidate in 15 years, if he had wanted to. He had so much potential to do stuff, good stuff."

Tillman, a starting linebacker on the Sun Devil Pacific-10 Conference championship team in 1996 and an all-conference linebacker the following year, died Thursday in a firefight in Afghanistan.

The 27-year-old gave up his NFL career with the ...

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