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Scooby Wright III

Scooby Wright
Arizona Wildcats No. 33
Position Linebacker
Class Junior
Career history
College
High school Santa Rosa (CA) Newman
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-08-28) August 28, 1994 (age 21)
Place of birth Windsor, California
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Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com
Stats at Rivals.com

Philip Anthony "Scooby" Wright III (born August 28, 1994) is an American football linebacker for the Arizona Wildcats.

Early years

Wright attended Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, California, where he was a two-sport star in both football and track. He was regarded as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com.[1] Scooby was a 4 year varsity player playing both sides of the ball at linebacker and running back for the Cardinals. Scooby was an All-state selection his junior and senior year. Also a standout shot putter on the track & field team, Scooby had a top-throw of 15.67 meters (51-3).[2]

College career

Despite being lightly-recruited, Wright earned immediate playing time as a true freshman at the University of Arizona in 2013.[3][4] He would start 12 of 13 games, recording 83 tackles and an interception. Wright would garner Honorable Mention All Pac-12 honors. Wright remained a starter as a sophomore in 2014.[5][6] He would be a finalist for numerous awards, including the Walter Camp Award.[7] He claimed the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award, Jack Lambert Award, Chuck Bednarik Award and would also claim the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first sophomore to ever win the conference award. Wright would earn the CBS Sports Defensive Player of the Year Award as well as the SB Nation Defensive Player of the Year Award. Wright would also take First-team All Pac-12 honors.[8] He also had the highest finish of any defensive player in the 2014 Heisman Trophy voting, finishing ninth on the ballot.[9]

College statistics

Scooby Wright's college statistics[10]

Year GP TSolo TAsst TOT TFL TFLYDS SCK SCKYDS INT INTYDS TD FF FR TD
13
46
37
83
9.0
29
0
0
1
13
0
0
0
0
14
99
64
153
29.0
96
14.0
71
0
0
0
6
1
0
Total 27 145 101 236 38.0 125 14.0 71 1 13 0 6 1 0

Personal life

Scooby is the son of Philip Sr. and Annette Wright. His father is head softball coach at Santa Rosa Junior College and played football at Long Beach State. His sister, Ashley, played softball at Illinois. His given name is Philip.

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