Fitzgerald among Arizona athletes who'll take part in McCain's funeral

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Some of Arizona's most prominent sports icons will take part in a memorial service for Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday at age 81.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is one of several people who are scheduled to speak during Thursday's service at North Phoenix Baptist Church, according to Chris Cole of AZCentral.com. Additionally, former Diamondbacks great Luis Gonzalez and ex-Coyotes captain Shane Doan will act as McCain's pallbearers.

Both Gonzalez and Doan released statements about the Senator shortly after his death, according to Cole. Gonzalez said he's "proud to consider (McCain) a dear friend," while Doan called him "a shining example of what a modern leader should be."

Beyond his political career, McCain was well-known for his avid sports fandom, and he was a frequent spectator at home games for all of Arizona's major professional sports teams.

McCain, who ran for president in 2008, had served as Arizona's Senator since 1987.

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