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Football team welcomes youngest Sun Devil

April 26, 2010

ASU's football team welcomed its newest member April 24 at the annual spring football game when Kyle Oden became a Sun Devil roster member. Kyle, who is three years old, was recently adopted by the team in conjunction with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.

The Sun Devil team presented Kyle with an authentic ASU football jersey with his name on the back, which will be hanging in his own official locker in the Sun Devil football locker room, complete with personalized nameplate at the top.

Kyle has a pediatric brain tumor and is almost blind in one eye. He is the son of Bennett and Brittney Oden. His father, Bennett, has the same type of tumor, which is called Neurofibromatosis (NF1).

The Sun Devil team viewed a video last Friday about Kyle¹s life and is sending messages to him via his blog at

To read more about Kyle¹s story, visit his website at

For more information about the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, please visit