Former Sun Devil star making transition from field to broadcast booth

Adam Archuleta spent four seasons wreaking havoc all over Frank Kush Field at Sun Devil Stadium as a linebacker.

Saturday night in Tempe he will be honored for causing all the chaos.

The former Chandler High star turned Sun Devil walk-on will be inducted into the Arizona Hall of Fame at halftime of the Oregon State game.

Thursday he joined Brad Cesmat on “Big Guy on Sports” and talked about receiving the honor.

“I think it’s pretty awesome.” Archuleta explained.

“I put it up there with the best moment I’ve had in my entire career,” he said. “I’m very honored and humbled.  I feel like I’m very blessed to be a Sun Devil.”

After being selected with the 20th overall pick by the St. Louis Rams in the 2001 draft, Archuleta played for the Redskins and Bears before retiring from the NFL in 2008 to pursue a career in broadcasting. His transition from the field to the booth of ESPN and Fox Sports Net Arizona has certainly been a learning process.

“From the broadcast standpoint I’m just a walk-on at ASU again trying to find my way, getting as many reps as possible and trying to showcase my skills and hopefully somebody recognizes that talent,” Archuleta told Cesmat. “I think just like anything in life you really have to work hard, you have to put everything into it…good things will happen if you stick to your plan.”

He will be part of the crew this weekend for FSN-AZ and knows the Devils should have few problems with the winless Beavers.

“This is a team (Oregon State) that’s struggled this year,” he said. “No question, ASU is the caliber of team that should put Oregon State away. I think ASU has matured quite a bit…I expect them to put together a pretty complete game.”

Archuleta ranks fourth in Sun Devil history with 54 tackles for loss.

He was a two-time first-team All-Pac-10 First-Team selection and was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2000.

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