LARAMIE – The first thoughts that went through Azizi’s Hearn’s head when bowl bids became official a few weeks ago were disbelief and, in a sense, irony. The second thought? Excitement.
Hearn, a redshirt sophomore, is from Oceanside, California, and walked on the to the University of Arizona football team in 2017. He started the final three games of the 2018 season at cornerback for the Wildcats. But coming into the 2019 season, Arizona did not offer Hearn a scholarship, Hearn said, so he decided to look elsewhere to continue his career.