It’s not often that a member of a college football staff is named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but that’s the situation Arizona State had happen when offensive analyst Kevin Mawae, a 16-year NFL veteran, was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame over the weekend.
When he got back to the ASU offices, the Sun Devils staff had a few special surprises waiting for him at his desk that was decorated with balloons and included a custom poster, a cake, and a specially made long-sleeved gold t-shirt with a giant HOF on the back – their unique version of the HOF gold jacket.
When you come back to work @ASUFootball as a @ProFootballHOF HOFer !! Thank you @SunDevilEquip @ASUFootball @HermEdwards #LiaEdwards all the coaches and staff! #FORKSUP🔱⬆️ #19NiteASU #2020Vision pic.twitter.com/R69g4kINy7
— Kevin Mawae (@KevinMawae) February 5, 2019
The video below was shared highlighting Mawae’s arrival back in Tempe, and in it you can see the new Hall of Famer get emotional a number of times, including the moment he runs into his former Jets head coach, now ASU head coach Herm Edwards in the weight room where they share a long embrace.
Really a cool video with some really special moments here. Enjoy.
— Abigail (@abigailmawae) February 6, 2019