Scooby Wright becomes Arizona's 4th unanimous All-American

Scooby Wright becomes Arizona's 4th unanimous All-American

Published Dec. 17, 2014 6:49 p.m. ET

TUCSON, Ariz. -- With Wednesday's announcement of the American Football Coaches' Association, Football Writers of America Association and Sporting News All-America teams, Arizona sophomore linebacker Scooby Wright becomes the school's first unanimous All-American since cornerback Chris McAlister in 1998.

Wright -- winner of the Bronko Nagurski and Chuck Bednarik awards as the nation's top defensive player and the Lombardi Trophy as best lineman/linebacker -- was previously named to the Associated Press and the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America teams.

In addition to Wright and McAlister, two other Wildcats have earned unanimous All-America honors: defensive tackle Rob Waldrop in 1993 and defensive end Tedy Bruschi in 1995.

Through 13 games, Wright has 153 total tackles, 28 tackles for a loss, 14 sacks and six forced fumbles -- ranking in the top five nationally in all four categories.


Wright was ninth in Heisman voting -- the best finish ever for a UA player, coming one year after Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey was 10th. Carey was a consensus All-American in 2012 and 2013.