We have heard of football players being as humble as they possibly could be. Apparently, Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright is as humble as any college football player comes.
According to Fox Sports, Wright demanded the Arizona Wildcats to hide his Al-American award from last season. Wright is just one of the few terrific defensive players that has come out of Arizona in the past. Ricky Hunley, Chuck Cecil, Tedy Bruschi and Chris McAlister are all former Wildcats that were All-Americans and have their picture hung on the wall at the Wildcats’ practice facility.
Head coach Rich Rodriguez was ready to add Wright’s picture to the wall, but the linebacker demanded it not go up. Rodriguez was more than happy to listen to him.
“I think he prefers the image of ‘Two-star Scooby’ than ‘Mr. All-American,'” said Rodriguez at the PAC-12 Media Days.
“Two-star Scooby” refers to Wright’s recruiting status before he went to Arizona. He has now taken that humbleness to being one of the top prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft.
Last season, Wright was among the top five FBS players in total tackles (163), tackles for loss (29.0), sacks (14.0) and forced fumbles (six). That was good enough to win him the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Rotary Lombardi Award and the Chuck Bednarik Award. He also won the Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year award in the PAC-12.
Will Wright be able to do the same thing this season? We will find out when the Wildcats play the Texas A&M Aggies in Houston on September 5.
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