Wright wins Lombardi Award

Published 1:15 am Thursday, December 11, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) — Arizona sophomore linebacker Scooby Wright won the Lombardi Award on Wednesday night as the nation’s best lineman.

Wright edged Clemson senior defensive end Vic Beasley, Washington senior linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha and Ohio State sophomore defensive end Joey Bosa for the award presented by the Rotary Club of Houston.

Wright won the Bronko Nagurski Award on Monday night as the top college defensive player, and was the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. He’s also in the running for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.

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The 6-foot-1, 246-pound linebacker has 89 solo tackles — 27 tackles for losses — and 14 sacks to help the 12th-ranked Wildcats (10-3) earn a spot in the Fiesta Bowl.

against Boise State.