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The Bronko Nagurski award, which is given to the nation's top college defensive player, was awarded to Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright on Monday night. Per ESPN:
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Wright was considered a two-star recruit coming out of high school and said the Wildcats were the only Football Bowl Subdivision school to offer him a scholarship.

The 6-foot-1, 246-pound linebacker used that slight as motivation. He took aim at the rest of the Pac-12, turning in a stellar sophomore season with 89 tackles -- 27 for a loss -- and 14 sacks, helping the Wildcats (No. 10 CFP, No. 12 AP) earn a spot in the VIZIO Fiesta Bowl against Boise State.

He became the first underclassman to win the Pac-12 defensive player of the year honor.
The other finalists for the Nagurski award were Texas DT Malcom Brown, Alabama DB Landon Collins, Mississippi DB Senquez Golson and Louisville DB Gerod Holliman.
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Look damn good to me when I saw him play this year. Give him the trophy and an extra Scooby snack. (LOL)
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