TUCSON, Ariz. – Already a member of two award watch lists, junior linebacker Scooby Wright III was named to two more on Tuesday, the Rotary Lombardi and the Butkus. In 2014, Wright swept the Bednarik, Nagurski and Lombardi awards.
Since June 1, Wright has been named to three preseason All-America teams and three preseason All-Pac-12 teams. In 2014, he ranked in the top five among FBS players for total tackles (163), tackles for loss (29.0), sacks (14.0) and forced fumbles (6).
The Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, Wright was UA’s sixth unanimous All-American. He tallied career game-high 19 tackles at UCLA, 5.0 TFL vs. ASU and three forced fumbles at Washington State.
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