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Arizona LB Scooby Wright expected to return to face UCLA

Sep 3, 2015; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats linebacker Scooby Wright III (33) on the field during the first quarter against the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 3, 2015; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats linebacker Scooby Wright III (33) on the field during the first quarter against the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona All-America linebacker Scooby Wright is expected to play Saturday as the No. 16 Wildcats host No. 9 UCLA, a source told FOX Sports Friday afternoon.

The 6-foot-1, 250-pound junior suffered a torn meniscus in Arizona's opener against Texas-San Antonio. Wright had his knee scoped three weeks ago.

In 2014, Wright led UA to the Pac-12 South title and won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Rotary Lombardi Award and the Chuck Bednarik Award, all given annually to the nation's top defender. The Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year ranked in the top five among FBS players for total tackles (163), tackles for loss (29.0), sacks (14.0) and forced fumbles (6).

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ESPN was first to report the news about Wright's expected return.