This feature appeared in the Arizona Daily Sun on Oct. 5, 2005
In memory of Mom
By Ed Odeven
Receiver Geoff Ducksworth plays every game for his late mother, Andrea
Like other college football players, NAU senior receiver Geoff Ducksworth thinks about the keys to victory before every game. He remembers what his team learned about its next foe from watching film. And he knows what’ll be expected of him in the next four quarters.
Ducksworth’s pregame routine also differs from many players’.
“Before I play a football game, I point to the sky and know she’s watching before I come out the tunnel,” Ducksworth said Wednesday, revealing how he remembers his late mother on game day.
“I’m not trying to celebrate it or (want) people to think it’s a a cocky thing or some kind of showboating. I try to keep myself private in that respect. But I tell…
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