Pat Tillman Honored By NFL Star [PHOTOS]

Star tight Tyler Eifert of Cincinnati Bengals honoured Pat Tillman with his game day cleats Sunday.

Eifert wore cleats with the regular Bengals colors with “Pat Tillman” on both of his shoes.

Tillman sacrificed his NFL career and ultimately his life fighting overseas after 9/11 — as well as the foundation that bears his name.

Rather than sign a multi-million dollar extension with the Arizona Cardinals, Tillman joined the Army Rangers in May 2002.

Get 7days of Liberty 1 TV for FREE!

You'll receive 7 days free Liberty 1 TV when you invite your firends to join our mailing list, packed with unfiltered conservative news and great product offers. That's just the start each time you invite friends you earn points, those points are good for all our contests and giveaways! Not only are you helping us fight Facebook censorship, you are earning points that gain you enties to exclusive point holder contests! 

Thanks for signing up. We'll be emailing you soon to confirm your email address and provide you more info on the point system. Please be sure to check your spam and or promotions tab. 

Two years later, he lost his life in a friendly fire accident.

Eifert also recently explained why he stands during the national anthem and will never kneel. He wrote in part:

I stand because I love my country. … I stand because my cousin is a pilot in the United States Air Force, risking his life flying F-15s in active war zones. He takes pride in his job protecting Americans, a sacrifice that all members of every branch of the United States military willfully take.

For the first game this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens, I am writing Pat Tillman’s name on my cleats. And each game thereafter, I am going to write another person’s name from the United States military, whether active, retired, killed or missing in action, or a prisoner of war. These people are why I am standing because they gave me and everyone else the chance to have freedom and earn a living playing a sport I love.

It’ll be interesting to see if any players have special cleats or other tributes for the victims of 9/11 during the two games tonight.

Sources: The Dialy Caller, The Dialy Caller/Facebook/ Photo Credit: Instagram

Coinmama: Buy Bitcoins with Credit Card
To Top