What the Sun Devils did on a Saturday in July may help them on Saturdays in the fall.Fifteen ASU players made the trek east of Globe to the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. It only takes one person to lead a group and make a difference in people’s lives, and that’s exactly what quarterback Samson Szakacsy did.The connection between ASU football and the tribe began one day in the spring. Szakacsy was in a crowd listening as a preacher at the Memorial Union began to converse with another ASU student, Robert Howard. Howard commutes to school from the reservation, about an hour and a half drive each way. Soon the dialogue shifted to life on the reservation. Samson had so many questions about a group of people that live in our state, and yet he had never heard of them or their plight. To Robert’s surprise, Samson texted him shortly after their meeting and asked to visit San Carlos.One day they met at the acquatic center, and Samson hopped in Robert’s truck and headed east. That was the first of many trips. In fact, Samson spent his spring break with San Carlos Apache Chairman Wendsler Nosie. He was invited to… Read full this story
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