A member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the New England Patriots Hall of Fame is returning to his alma mater.
Tedy Bruschi has been hired as a senior advisor to the head coach at the University of Arizona, the Wildcats football program announced Monday.
Bruschi, 47, amassed 52 sacks as part of the Arizona defensive front from 1991 through 1995. He finished his tenure in Tucson as a two-time All-American and a three-time first-team All-Pac-10 selection, receiving the Morris Trophy as the conference’s top defensive lineman.
Pick No. 86 overall in the 1996 NFL draft went on to win three Super Bowls at linebacker for New England. Across 211 games, including playoffs, Bruschi earned second-team All-Pro honors twice, Pro Bowl honors once and was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2005.
Bruschi joined ESPN as an analyst following his retirement. He was inducted into both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2013.
Jedd Fisch, who served as New England’s quarterbacks coach this past season, was hired as Arizona’s head coach in December.