2016 Arizona Wildcats football
Arizona Wildcats logo.svg
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Record3–9 (1–8 Pac-12)
Head coach
Co-offensive coordinatorCalvin Magee (5th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorRod Smith (5th season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorMarcel Yates (1st season)
Base defense4–2–5
Captain
14
  • Sani Fuimaono
  • Zach Hemmila *
  • Nate Phillips
  • Trey Griffey
  • Freddie Tagaloa
  • Josh Kern
  • Cody Ippolito
  • DaVonte' Neal
  • Tellas Jones
  • Samajie Grant
  • Matt Stagg
  • Matt Morin
  • Devin Holiday
  • Michael Barton
Home stadiumArizona Stadium
(Capacity: 55,675)
Uniform
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Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Pac-12 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
North Division
No. 4 Washington x$^   8 1     12 2  
Washington State   7 2     8 5  
No. 12 Stanford   6 3     10 3  
California   3 6     5 7  
Oregon State   3 6     4 8  
Oregon   2 7     4 8  
South Division
No. 17 Colorado x   8 1     10 4  
No. 3 USC   7 2     10 3  
No. 23 Utah   5 4     9 4  
Arizona State   2 7     5 7  
UCLA   2 7     4 8  
Arizona   1 8     3 9  
Championship: Washington 41, Colorado 10
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 Arizona Wildcats football team represented the University of Arizona in the 2016 season. The season was the Wildcats's 117th overall, 39th as a member of the Pac-12 Conference, and its sixth within the Pac-12 South Division. The team played their home games at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona for the 88th straight year. They were led by fifth-year head coach Rich Rodriguez. They finished the season 3–9, 1–8 in Pac-12 play to finish in last place in the South Division.

Previous season and offseason

Main article: 2015 Arizona Wildcats football team

The Arizona Wildcats finished the 2015 season with a 7–6 (3–6 Pac-12) record, fifth in the Pac-12 standings (behind with co-Pac-12 South Champions USC and Utah and behind with UCLA and Arizona State) and as the 2015 New Mexico Bowl Champions. Despite a plague of injuries on offense and defense, with over 23 starters missing significant playing time due to injury and 30 freshmen seeing meaningful playing time, head coach Rich Rodriguez led the Wildcats to a 7+ win season for the 2nd time and a bowl game for the 4th time in his 4th as the Arizona head coach. The Wildcats concluded their season with an improbable victory at the 2015 New Mexico Bowl against New Mexico; 45–37 victory over the Lobos.

Preseason

Draft picks

The NFL Draft will take place from April 28 through 30, 2016 and will be hosted by the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, IL.[1] The two following members of 2015 Arizona Wildcats football team were selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick Team
Will Parks S 6th No. 219 Denver Broncos
Scooby Wright LB 7th No. 250 Cleveland Browns

Departures

The Wildcats would lose twenty-one senior football players to graduation as well as two junior football players (Junior linebacker and 2014 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, Scooby Wright and unanimous first team All-American junior wide receiver Cayleb Jones) who would choose to forego their senior season in pursuit of an earlier NFL career. The Wildcats would lose six more players from the 2015 team due to various reasons (transfers and withdrawals will be filled out once spring practice occurs). Notable departures from the 2015 squad included.

Name Number Pos. Year Notes
Cayleb Jones #1 WR RS Junior foregoing for the senior season, declaring in the 2016 NFL Draft, signed an undrafted free agent pick to the Philadelphia Eagles
Scooby Wright #33 LB Junior foregoing for the senior season, declaring in the 2016 NFL Draft, to Cleveland Browns
Jerrard Randall #8 QB RS Senior Graduated
David Richards #4 WR RS Senior Graduated, signed an undrafted free agent pick to Atlanta Falcons
Johnny Jackson #30 WR RS Senior Graduated
Jared Baker #23 RB RS Senior Graduated, signed an undrafted free agent pick to Arizona Cardinals
Cayman Bundage #61 OL Senior Graduated
David Catalano #68 OL RS Senior Graduated
Kaige Lawrence #75 OL RS Senior Graduated
Lene Maiava #77 OL RS Senior Graduated, signed an undrafted free agent pick to Seattle Seahawks
Reggie Gilbert #8 DL RS Senior Graduated, signed an undrafted free agent pick to Green Bay Packers
Jeff Worthy #55 DL Senior Graduated
Antonio Smothers #4 LB Senior Graduated
Hayden Gregory #49 LB RS Senior Graduated
Sir Thomas Jackson #53 LB RS Senior Graduated
Jamar Allah #7 S RS Senior Graduated
Will Parks #11 S RS Senior Graduated, to Denver Broncos
Anthony Lopez #28 S RS Senior Graduated
Trevor Niemann #38 S Senior Graduated
Casey Skoworn #41 PK RS Senior Graduated
Drew Riggleman #39 K Senior Graduated
Jose Romero #54 LS RS Senior Graduated
Griffin Goudreau #63 LS Senior Graduated
Sharif Williams #90 DL RS Freshman Medically retired from the knee injury
Jonathan Haden #7 RB RS Junior Transfer to TBA
T.D. Gross #90 OL RS Senior Graduated
Kendal Franklin #43 LB RS Freshman Dismissed, Transfer to McNeese State
Derrick Turituri #45 LB RS Junior dismissed from the football program
Anthony Fotu #42 DL Senior dismissed from the football program

Transfers

In addition to the 2016 recruiting class, Arizona added two transfer football players in 2016 season. Linebacker Michael Barton transferred to Arizona in January from California. As a graduate transfer, Barton is immediately eligible to play in 2016, and he will have 1 year of his eligibility remaining. In 2011, Barton was a 4-star recruit out of De LaSalle High School in Concord, CA.

Wide receiver Zach Benjamin transferred to Arizona in May from Florida. Benjamin is immediately eligible to play in 2016, and he will have 2 years of eligibility remaining. In 2013, Benjamin was a 3-star recruit out of De LaSalle High School in Tampa, FL.

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Michael Barton 14 Linebacker 6'1" 186 RS Senior Concord, CA transferred to Arizona in January from California. As a graduate transfer, Barton is immediately eligible to play in 2016 season, and he will have 1 year of eligibility remaining.
Zach Benjamin 87 Wide receiver 6'1" 186 RS Junior Tampa, FL transferred to Arizona in May from South Florida, Benjamin is immediately eligible to play in 2016 season, and he will have 2 years of eligibility remaining.

Recruiting

Position key

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Arizona inked two junior college transfer players in February 2016, including 2-star walk-on safety Jalen Jenkins (Mesa CC) and 2-star wide receiver Shawn Poindexter (Glendale CC). All junior college transfers will enroll at Arizona in February 2016, participate in spring practice and be eligible to play in 2016.

Four freshmen signed financial aid agreements with Arizona in 2015 and will join with the junior college transfer as January 2016 enrollees. Financial aid agreements are binding on schools but non-binding on players. Early freshmen enrollees include 4-star offensive guard Michael Eletise (Kaiser) and 4-star quarterback Khalil Tate (Junipero Serra). Additionally, 4-star inside linebacker Kahi Neves (Brighton) expected to sign a financial aid agreement and enroll in January 2016.

National Signing Day is February 3, 2016. The incoming players listed below include the three junior college transfers that have signed binding letters of intent during the junior college transfer signing period, and the two incoming freshmen who have signed financial aid agreements to enroll in January 2016.

The Wildcats would go on to land another top 10 recruiting class in 2016 (#44 by Scout, #51 by Rivals, #45 by ESPN, and #43 by 247). The Wildcats has finish another top 10 in the Pac-12 recruitment class (#No. 9 by 247, Scout and ESPN, and #No.10 by Rivals)

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Antonio Parks
CB (LQ)
Reserve, LA East St. John HS 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 171 lb (78 kg) Jul 4, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
2/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
Keenan Walker
OT (LQ)
Scottsdale, AZ Chaparral HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 282 lb (128 kg) Apr 26, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
4/5 stars
   ESPN:
4/5 stars
Harper Sherman
OT (LQ)
New Westminster, BC, Canada New Westminster Secondary School N/A 260 lb (120 kg) Aug 2, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
2/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
Jamie Nunley
TE-Y (LQ)
Murrieta, CA Vista Murrieta HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jun 6, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
Justin Holt
DT
Tucson, AZ Salpointe Catholic HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 301 lb (137 kg) Mar 7, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
Michael Eletise
OG
Honolulu, Hawaii Kaiser HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 313 lb (142 kg) Jul 28, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247Sports:
4/5 stars
   ESPN:
4/5 stars
Khalil Tate
QB-DT
Gardena, CA Junipero Serra HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Mar 16, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247Sports:
4/5 stars
   ESPN:
4/5 stars
Gavin Robertson
S
Auburn, WA Auburn Mountainview HS 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jul 18, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
Kahi Neves
LB
South Jordan, UT Brighton HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 233 lb (106 kg) Dec 12, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247Sports:
4/5 stars
   ESPN:
4/5 stars
Russell Halimon
RB
Acworth, GA Allatoona HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 184 lb (83 kg) Apr 18, 2015 Grayshirt.png
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247Sports:
4/5 stars
   ESPN:
4/5 stars
Devaughn Cooper
WR
Harbor City, CA Narbonne HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 171 lb (78 kg) Jul 18, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
Isaiah Hayes
CB
Calabasas, CA Calabasas HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jun 10, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
Jacob Colacion
ILB
La Habra, CA La Habra HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jul 7, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
J. J. Taylor
RB
Corona, CA Centennial HS 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jul 18, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
Bryson Cain
OT
Temecula, CA Great Oak HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 263 lb (119 kg) Aug 24, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
Tristan Cooper
S
El Paso, TX Andress HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jan 24, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
Jarrius Wallace
S
Marrero, LA John Ehret HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jan 24, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
Jessie Britt
RB
Auburndale, FL Auburndale HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jan 25, 2016 Grayshirt.png
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
Francisco Nelson
DE
Lakeland, FL Kathleen HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jan 30, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
Shawn Poindexter
WR
Glendale, AZ Glendale CC 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Feb 2, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Jalen Cochran
LB
Canton, MI Canton HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Feb 3, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
Chacho Ulloa
DB
Corona, CA Centennial High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Feb 3, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
Lorenzo Burns
CB
Temecula, CA Linfield Christian School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Feb 3, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
3/5 stars
   ESPN:
3/5 stars
Justus Lee
WR
Argyle, TX Liberty Christian School 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) February 2, 2016 (Walk-On) 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Jalen Jenkins
S
Chandler, AZ Mesa CC 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180 lb (82 kg) February 2, 2016 (Walk-On) 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:
2/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Josh McCauley
C
Mesa, AZ Red Mountain HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 264 lb (120 kg) February 2, 2016 (Walk-On) 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Donald Reiter
LS
Phoenix, AZ Brophy College Preparatory 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) February 2, 2016 (Walk-On) 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Gunther Johnson
QB
Anthem, AZ Boulder Creek HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 210 lb (95 kg) February 2, 2016 (Walk-On) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
2/5 stars
   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Jake Laudenslager
RB
Kentfield, CA Marin Catholic HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 21 lb (9.5 kg) February 2, 2016 (Walk-On) 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Joshua Mason
WR
San Diego, CA San Diego HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 175 lb (79 kg) February 2, 2016 (Walk-On) 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Jordan Bogardus
WR
Eastvale, CA Norco HS 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 209 lb (95 kg) February 2, 2016 (Walk-On) 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Peyton Morris
S
Norco, CA Norco High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 190 lb (86 kg) February 2, 2016 (Walk-On) 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Edgar Gastelum
PK
Yuma, AZ Arizona Western College 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) February 2, 2016 (Walk-On) 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Corey Selenski
OLB
Dana Point, CA Dana Hills HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) February 2, 2016 (Walk-On) 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Lee Anderson III
LB
Moreno Valley, CA Rancho Verde HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) February 2, 2016 (Walk-On) 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Richard Merritt
LB
Clovis, CA Buchanan HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) February 2, 2016 (Walk-On) 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 44   Rivals: 51  247Sports: 43  ESPN: 45
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Arizona Football Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  • "2016 Arizona Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  • "2016 Player Commitments – Arizona". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 3, 2016.

2016 Spring football practice

The 2016 Wildcats had spring practice from February 12, 2016 to March 25, 2016.

2016 Arizona Wildcats Football Spring Game – Game summary
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Navy Blue 0 0 000
White 0 0 000

at Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ

  • Date: March 4, 2016
  • Game time: TBA p.m. MT
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • TV: Pac-12 Network

2016 returning missionaries

The returning missionaries will be filled in when national signing day occurs. Arizona had seven returning players on offense, five on defense and five on special teams that started games in 2015.

Offense

Indicates player was a starter in 2015 but missed all of 2016 due to injury.

Fall camp

Pac-12 media days are set for July 14–15 in Hollywood, California. Prior to media days, The Wildcats were also picked by the Pac-12 media to finish fourth at South Division in the conference standings and received 87 first place votes, with the remainder going to top-picked UCLA in the South Division.

Fall camp is scheduled for August.

Personnel

Coaching staff

2016 Arizona Wildcats coaches

Head Coach

Assistant Coaches

Coaching Staff Sources: ArizonaWildcats.com[2]

Coaching changes

Roster

2016 Arizona Wildcats roster

Offense

Quarterbacks

  • 10 Zach Werlinger – RS Sophomore
  • 12 Anu Solomon (C) – RS Junior
  • 13 Brandon Dawkins – RS Sophomore
  • 14 Khalil TateFreshman
  • 16 Gunther Johnson – Freshman

Wide Receivers

  • 2 Tyrell Johnson – Junior
  • 3 Cam Denson – Junior
  • 5 Trey Griffey (C) – RS Senior
  • 6 Shun Brown – Sophomore
  • 7 DeVaughn Cooper –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 9 Tony Ellison – RS Sophomore
  • 10 Samajie Grant – Senior
  • 11 Nate Phillips (C) – Senior
  • 18 Cedric Peterson –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 19 Shawn Poindexter – Junior
  • 24 Darick Holmes Jr. –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 83 Joshua Mason – Freshman
  • 84 Abraham Mendivil –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 87 Zach Benjamin –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 88 Jordan Bogardus – Freshman
  • 89 Justus Lee – Freshman
 

Running Backs

  • 25 J. J. TaylorFreshman
  • 28 Nick WilsonJunior
  • 32 Jake Laudenslager – Freshman
  • 34 Zach Green –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 38 Branden Leon –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 42 Richie Estrada –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore

Offensive Linemen

  • 50 Josh McCauley – Freshman
  • 54 Bryson Cain – Freshman
  • 55 Levi Walton –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 58 Layth Friekh – Junior
  • 59 Christian Lopez –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 63 Keenan Walker – Freshman
  • 64 Nathan Elridge –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 67 Gerhard de Beer
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 69 Christian Boettcher –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 72 Freddie Tagaloa –
    Redshirt
    Senior
    (C)
  • 74 Alex Kosinski –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 75 Michael Eletise – Freshman
  • 76 Cody Creason –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 77 Harper Sharman – Freshman
  • 78 Jacob Alsadek
    Redshirt
    Junior
 

Tight Ends

  • 8 Trevor Wood –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 15 Matt Morin –
    Redshirt
    Senior
  • 17 Josh Kern –
    Redshirt
    Senior
    (C)
  • 30 Jamardre Cobb – (FB)
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 48 Brian Anduze –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 85 Jamie Nunley – Freshman

Defense

Defensive Linemen

  • 50 Justin Holt – Freshman
  • 55 Darrell Cloy Jr – Sophomore
  • 60 Luca Bruno –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 62 Aiulua Fanene –
    Redshirt
    Senior
  • 86 Justin Belknap –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 91 Finton Connolly –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 92 Jack Banda –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 93 Parker Zellers –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 94 Calvin Allen –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 96 Marcus Griffin –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 99 Sani Fuimaono (C) – Senior

Linebackers

  • 7 Kahi Neves – Freshman
  • 11 Michael Barton – GS Senior
  • 15 Jacob Colacion – Freshman
  • 18 Brandon Rutt –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 24 RJ Morgan –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 28 Carrington Vaughn –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 32 DeAndre' Miller –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 33 Corey Selenski – Freshman
  • 39 Franciso Nelson – Freshman
  • 47 Jake Matthews – Senior
  • 51 Lee Anderson III – Freshman
  • 52 Alex King –
    Redshirt
    Senior
  • 53 Richard Merritt – Freshman
  • 56 John Kenny –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 57 Cody Ippolito – (C)
    Redshirt
    Senior
  • 59 Matthew Stagg –
    Redshirt
    Senior
  • 81 Jalen Cochran – Freshman
 

Cornerbacks

  • 2 Lorenzo Burns – Freshman
  • 8 Antonio Parks – Freshman
  • 9 Dane Cruikshank
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 10 Malcolm Holland –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 13 Devin Holiday – Senior
  • 15 Kwesi Mashack – Junior
  • 17 Jace WhittakerSophomore
  • 19 DaVonte' Neal – (C)
    Redshirt
    Senior
  • 23 Devon Brewer – Sophomore
  • 27 Samuel Morrison – Sophomore
  • 29 Jarvis McCall Jr. –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 35 Isaiah Strong –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 41 Isaac Steele – Freshman
  • 49 Lee Pitts – Freshman

Safeties

  • 1 Tellas Jones –
    Redshirt
    Senior
  • 3 Jarrius Wallace – Freshman
  • 5 Gavin Robertson Jr. – Freshman
  • 6 Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 14 Paul Magloire –
    Redshirt
    Senior
  • 20 Chacho Ulloa – Freshman
  • 21 Isaiah Hayes – Freshman
  • 25 Anthony Mariscal –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 31 Tristan Cooper – Freshman
  • 36 Jalen Jenkins – Freshman
  • 37 Carter Hehr –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 40 Kyeler Burke – Freshman
  • 43 Tyler Grammar –
    Redshirt
    Senior
  • 46 Albert Green –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 49 Peyton Morris – Freshman

Special Teams

Punters

  • 16 Jake Glatting –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 26 Matt Aragon –
    Redshirt
    Freshman

Kickers

  • 9 Josh Pollack –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 82 Edgar Gastelum –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore

Long Snappers

  • 51 Donald Reiter – Freshman
  • 56 Nick Reinhardt –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
Sources: 2016 Arizona Wildcats roster Archived 2012-04-04 at the Wayback Machine

Depth chart

Depth Chart Source: 2016 Arizona Wildcats Football Fact Book[6]

Injury report

Player Position Status Injury Date of Injury Date of Return (Anticipated)
Matt Morin TE-H Out Foot Sept. 1st Sept. 8 [7]
Tony Ellison WR Out Knee Sept. 1st TBA[7]
Anu Solomon QB Questionable Knee Sept. 8 TBA [8][9]
Tellas Jones S Questionable Ankle Sept. 8 TBA[8]
Jacob Colacion DL Out Knee TBA TBA
Keenan Walker OL Out Knee TBA TBA
Brion Anduze TE Out Knee TBA 2017
Sammy Morrison CB Questionable Undisclosed injury TBA TBA
Cody Ippolito LB Questionable Suspension TBA TBA
Nate Phillips WR Questionable Undisclosed injury Sept 3 Sept 17
Jamardre Cobb TE-FB Out Knee Sept 15 TBA [8]

Regular season

Schedule

Arizona announced its 2016 football schedule on November 24, 2015. The 2016 schedule consists of 7 home, 4 away, and 1 neutral site game in the regular season. Arizona will face all five Southern Division opponents: Arizona State, Colorado, UCLA, USC and Utah. They will also face four Northern Division opponents: Oregon State, Stanford, Washington, and Washington State. Arizona is not scheduled to play Pac-12 North opponents California or Oregon.

The team will scheduled to play three non-conference games, two home games against Hawaii of the MWC, Grambling State of the FCS' SWAC and travel to Glendale, AZ to play BYU of the (NCAA Division I FBS independent) for the Cactus Kickoff at University of Phoenix Stadium, a non—conference game at a neutral site one neutral site game.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:30 p.m.vs. BYU*FS1L 16–1850,528
September 107:45 p.m.Grambling State*P12NW 31–2145,686
September 177:45 p.m.Hawaii*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
P12NW 47–2850,116
September 247:30 p.m.No. 9 Washington
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
P12NL 28–35 OT48,747
October 17:30 p.m.at UCLAESPNL 24–4568,013
October 87:00 p.m.at No. 24 UtahFS1L 23–3645,917
October 1512:30 p.m.USC
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
FOXL 14–4855,463
October 298:00 p.m.Stanforddagger
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
FS1L 10–3446,740
November 51:00 p.m.at No. 25 Washington StateP12NL 7–6933,547
November 128:00 p.m.No. 16 Colorado
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
FS1L 24–4941,068
November 198:30 p.m.at Oregon StateP12NL 17–4235,059
November 257:30 p.m.Arizona State
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ (rivalry)
ESPNW 56–3550,197
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Mountain time
Schedule Source: FBschedules.com[10]
Legend
  Arizona win
  Arizona loss

Game summaries

vs BYU

See also: 2016 BYU Cougars football team

Cactus Kickoff Classic
1 234OTTotal
BYU 0 9090 18
Arizona 0 03130 16
  • Location: University of Phoenix Stadium
    Glendale, AZ
  • Game start: 7:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:18 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 50,528
  • Game weather: Temperature: Indoors
  • Referee: Kevin Mar • Umpire: Matt Salas • Linesman: John Braun • Line judge: Darren Deckard • Back judge: Dave Baldwin • Field judge: Kirk Wisniewski • Side judge: Mario Seneca • Center judge: Corey Long
  • TV announcers (FS1): Joe Davis (play-by-play), Brady Quinn (color), Jenny Taft (sidelines)
Sources:[11][12]

Game Stats:

BYU – T. Hill (21–29, 202 YDS, 1 TD)

Arizona – A. Solomon (20–30, 213 YDS, 2 INT)

BYU – M. Carter (13 CAR, 43 YDS, 1 TD)

Arizona – N. Wilson (17 CAR, 138 YDS, 2 TD)

BYU – M. Laulu-Pututau (4 REC, 49 YDS)

Arizona – N. Phillips (7 REC, 69 YDS)

BYU –

Arizona –

Grambling State

See also: 2016 Grambling State Tigers football team

1 234OTTotal
Grambling State 7 14000 21
Arizona 0 32170 31
  • Location: Arizona Stadium
    Tucson, AZ
  • Game start: 7:45 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 46,056
  • Game weather: Temperature: 97 °F (36 °C) • Wind: 15 mph (24 km/h) • Weather: 10% chance of rain, partly cloudy
  • Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman  : • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge: • Center judge:
  • TV announcers (Pac-12): Guy Haberman (play-by-play), Evan Moore (color), Drea Avent (sidelines)


Arizona played their home opener against Grambling State, which was the Wildcats' first home game since the 2011–2013's expansion to over 56,000 in Tucson. This was the first-ever meeting between the two teams. (Arizona attempted to hire legendary longtime Grambling head coach Eddie Robinson in 1968, which would have made him the first African American head coach of an NCAA Division I-A football program at a predominantly White college, but Robinson declined the offer.[15])

Grambling opened the 2015 season in the Southwestern Athletic Conference and finished the 2015 season with a 9–3 (6–0 SWAC) record and ranked #21 in the final regular season FCS poll, with a 73–14 loss at Cal. The Tigers then lost to Bethune-Cookman before winning nine straight games to reach the SWAC championship game, which they lost to Alcorn State.

Brandon Dawkins, starting after Anu Solomon hurt his knee during practice Wednesday, ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, all in the second half, and Arizona rallied from an 18-point deficit and escaped with a 31–21 victory.

The Wildcats (1–1), 45-point favorites, trailed 21–3 at halftime and looked in danger of their first-ever loss to an FCS school.

But the Tigers (1–1), who lost quarterback DeVante Kincade (a transfer from Ole Miss) to injury late in the first half, committed six second-half turnovers, four of them in a row in the third quarter. Backup Trevon Cherry threw three interceptions and fumbled the ball away once.

Dawkins, a redshirt sophomore, completed 15 of 29 passes for 223 yards and gained 97 yards in 16 carries. He scored on runs of 21 and 2 yards and threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Trey Griffey. Nick Wilson rushed for 116 yards, including an 11-yard TD run.

Kincade completed 15 of 19 passes for 193 yards and two scores before leaving with a leg injury with 2:38 to play in the second quarter. Grambling's Chad Williams caught 13 passes for 152 yards. (Kincade was once a highly ranked three-star prospect, the composite 14th-best dual-threat QB in the nation. He ended up going to Ole Miss, spending two years with the Rebels (11 games, 37 rushes, 35 passing attempts), but transferred to Grambling after the 2015 season.[16])

Cody Ippolito recovered two fumbles, both leading to Arizona touchdowns; later in the fourth quarter, Ippolito was ejected after the officials ruled that he targeted Cherry. Ippolito's helmet contacted Cherry's chin after he released a pass.

The Tigers took the opening kickoff and went 81 yards in seven plays, Kincade throwing a 2-yard touchdown pass to Verlan Hunter.

The Wildcats had Grambling pinned in a third-and-29 situation at the Tigers 17 when Kincade threw short to Martez Carter, who raced down the sideline 49 yards to the 34. Six plays later, Kincade threw 26 yards to Devohn Lindsey for a touchdown that made it 14–0 with 11:55 left in the half.

Dawkins’ 42-yard run highlighted a drive to the Grambling 6 but, on fourth-and-1, Wilson was hit in the backfield and fumbled the ball away.

A 70-yard pass from Dawkins to Samajie Grant led to Arizona's only first-half points, Josh Pollock's 31-yard field goal.

Arizona improved to 5–0 in home openers under coach Rodriguez. "I just love stress," he said. "Let's have a stressful game against a I-AA. Give them credit. Their coaching staff did a great job. They played really hard. Their skill players, particularly their quarterback and their running back, were every bit as good as I thought. They outplayed us for a large part of the game…At halftime, I wasn’t going to scream and yell…We just challenged them to see what they’re made of a little bit. Go out and execute, take pride in our conditioning. It was a battle the whole day."

Grambling's legendary World Famed Tiger Band performed with the Arizona marching band for the National Anthem, and also during the halftime show in Tucson. Both bands famously performed for the first NFL Super Bowl in 1967.

[17][18]

Game Stats:

Grambling State – T. Cherry (16–25, 209 YDS, 3 INT)

Arizona – B. Dawkins (15–29, 223 YDS, 1 TD)

Grambling State – M. Carter (13 CAR, 43 YDS, 1 TD)

Arizona- N. Wilson (24 CAR, 116 YDS, 1 TD)

Grambling State – C. Williams (13 REC, 152 YDS)

Arizona- S. Grant (5 REC, 95 YDS)

Grambling State –

Arizona

Hawaii

See also: 2016 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football team

1 234OTTotal
Hawaii 7 07140 28
Arizona 20 141030 47
  • Location: Arizona Stadium
    Tucson, AZ
  • Game start: 7:45 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 86 °F (30 °C) • Wind: 6 mph (9.7 km/h) • Weather: partly cloudy
  • Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman  : Gary Jayroe • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge: • Center judge:
  • TV announcers (Pac-12): (play-by-play), (color), (sidelines)
  • Sources:
[19]

The last time these two teams met was 1998. Arizona leads the all-time series 4–0 against the Warriors. Former Hawai'i quarterback Nick Rolovich enters his first season as head coach. Hawai'i opens its season on Aug. 27 against Cal in Sydney, Australia. Arizona will be looking to get consecutive wins over Hawaii for the first time since 1951–52, and will be hoping to get their fifth win of the season in the series all time. In 1998, UofA won the previous meeting over Hawaii 28–6 in Honolulu.

Game Stats

Hawaii – D. Brown (10–18, 144 YDS)
I. Woolsey (11/25, 117 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT)

Arizona- B. Dawkins (16–21, 235 YDS, 1 TD)

Hawaii – S. Lakalaka (16 CAR, 63 Yards, 2 TDS)

Arizona- J. J. Taylor (18 CAR, 168 Yards, 1 TD)
B. Dawkins (15 CAR, 118 Yards, 3 TDS)
T. Johnson (2 CAR, 27 Yards, 1 TDS)

Hawaii – J. Ursua (5 REC, 83 Yards, 1 TD)

Arizona- S. Brown (5 REC, 92 Yards, 1 TD)

Hawaii – None

Arizona – D. Flannigan-Fowles (1–0–0)

Washington

See also: 2016 Washington Huskies football team

1 234OTTotal
#9 Washington 0 14777 35
Arizona 7 70140 28
  • Location: Arizona Stadium
    Tucson, AZ
  • Game start: 7:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 76 °F (24 °C) • Wind: 6 mph (9.7 km/h) • Weather: partly cloudy
  • Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman  : Gary Jayroe • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge: • Center judge:
  • TV announcers (Pac-12): (play-by-play), (color), (sidelines)

The Wildcats open conference play at home against the Huskies for the 32nd time. In 2015, UA lost in Seattle 49–3. UA won in 2014 in Tucson. Washington leads the all-time series 19–11–1.

Game Stats

Washington – J. Browning (14–21, 160 Yards, 2 TDS, INT)

Arizona – B. Dawkins (19–31, 167 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT)

Washington – L. Coleman (11 CAR, 181 YDS, 1 TD)

Arizona – B. Dawkins (13 CAR, 176 YDS, 2 TD)

Washington – C. McClatcher (2 REC, 72 YDS)

Arizona – S. Brown (7 REC, 114 YDS)

Washington

Arizona

at UCLA

See also: 2016 UCLA Bruins football team

1 234Total
Arizona 7 0314 24
UCLA 14 01021 45
  • Location: Rose Bowl
    Pasadena, CA
  • Game start: 7:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 76 °F (24 °C) • Wind: 6 mph (9.7 km/h) • Weather: partly cloudy
  • Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman  : Gary Jayroe • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge: • Center judge:
  • TV announcers (ESPN): (play-by-play), (color), (sidelines)

The Wildcats first road conference game is against UCLA for the 40th time. Arizona will be looking to get their first road win in Pasadena since 2010. The Bruins won in Tucson in 2015 and lead the all-time series 22–15–2. UA has lost four in a row to the Bruins.

Game Stats

Arizona – B. Dawkins (8–17, 73 YDS, 1 TD)

UCLA – J. Rosen (20–37, 350 YDS, 3 TD)

Arizona – K. Tate (15 CAR, 79 YDS)

UCLA – N. Starks (17 CAR, 80 YDS, 1 TD)

Arizona – S. Brown (4 REC, 50 YDS, 1 TD)

UCLA – K. Walker III (4 REC, 114 YDS, 2 TD)

Arizona

UCLA

at Utah

See also: 2016 Utah Utes football team

1 234Total
Arizona 7 709 23
#24 Utah 3 9177 36
  • Location: Rice Eccles Stadium
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Game start: 7:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 76 °F (24 °C) • Wind: 6 mph (9.7 km/h) • Weather: partly cloudy
  • Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman  : Gary Jayroe • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge: • Center judge:
  • TV announcers (FS1): (play-by-play), (color), (sidelines)

Arizona will visit Utah for the 92nd time in Salt Lake City, UT. Arizona will be looking to get consecutive wins over Utah for the first time since 1951–52, and will be hoping to get their five win in five seasons in the series all time. Arizona beat the then-10th-ranked Utes in Tucson in double-overtime in 2015, ensuring the Wildcats a six-win season and bowl eligibility. Arizona has won four in a row in the series and is 4–1 against the Utes since they joined the Pac-12 in 2011. Utah leads the all-time series 20–19–2.

Game Stats

Arizona – B. Dawkins (11–20, 243 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INTs)

Utah – T. Williams (13–29, 245 YDS, 1 TD)

Arizona – B. Dawkins (14 CAR, 49 YDS, 1 TD)

Utah – A. Shyne (19 CAR, 101 YDS, 1 TD)

Arizona – T. Griffey (4 REC, 109 YDS)

Utah – E. Moeai (3 REC, 81 YDS)

Arizona –

Utah –

USC

See also: 2016 USC Trojans football team

1 234Total
USC 14 2077 48
Arizona 7 007 14
  • Location: Arizona Stadium
    Tucson, AZ
  • Game start: 12:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 76 °F (24 °C) • Wind: 6 mph (9.7 km/h) • Weather: partly cloudy
  • Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman  : Gary Jayroe • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge: • Center judge:
  • TV announcers (FOX): (play-by-play), (color), (sidelines)
  • Sources:

The Wildcats have lost three in a row to the Trojans but all three games were close. UA lost 38–30 in Los Angeles in 2015, 28–26 in Tucson in 2014 and 38–31 in L.A. 2013. Arizona's last win in the series came in 2012 in Tucson. USC leads the all-time series 31–8.

Game Stats

Stanford

See also: 2016 Stanford Cardinal football team

1 234Total
Stanford 0 17107 34
Arizona 0 730 10
  • Location: Arizona Stadium
    Tucson, AZ
  • Game weather: Temperature: 76 °F (24 °C) • Wind: 6 mph (9.7 km/h) • Weather: partly cloudy
  • Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman  : Gary Jayroe • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge: • Center judge:
  • TV announcers: (play-by-play), (color), (sidelines)
  • Sources:

Stanford leads the all-time series 15–14 after a 55–17 win in 2015. Arizona has lost four in a row and six of the last seven to the Cardinal. Arizona will enter their eighth game of the season against their Pac-12 North inter-divisional opponent, Stanford for the 37th time in Tucson, and the Wildcats will be hoping to get their first win over the Stanford since 1996.

Game Stats

at Washington State

See also: 2016 Washington State Cougars football team

1 234Total
Arizona 0 700 7
• Washington State 24 141417 69
  • Location: Martin Stadium
    Pullman, WA
  • Game weather: Temperature: 76 °F (24 °C) • Wind: 6 mph (9.7 km/h) • Weather: partly cloudy
  • Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman  : Gary Jayroe • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge: • Center judge:
  • TV announcers: (play-by-play), (color), (sidelines)
  • Sources:

Arizona lost last season in Tucson and two of three but has won six of eight in the series. UA has won four in a row in Pullman against the Cougars. UA leads the all-time series 26–15. Arizona will visit the Washington State for the 42nd time.

Game Stats

Colorado

See also: 2016 Colorado Buffaloes football team

1 234Total
• Colorado 7 21147 49
Arizona 0 10014 24
  • Location: Arizona Stadium
    Tucson, AZ
  • Game weather: Temperature: 76 °F (24 °C) • Wind: 6 mph (9.7 km/h) • Weather: partly cloudy
  • Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman  : Gary Jayroe • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge: • Center judge:
  • TV announcers: (play-by-play), (color), (sidelines)
  • Sources:
at Oregon State

See also: 2016 Oregon State Beavers football team

1 234Total
Arizona 0 1007 17
• Oregon State 14 7147 42
  • Location: Reser Stadium
    Corvallis, OR
  • Game weather: Temperature: 76 °F (24 °C) • Wind: 6 mph (9.7 km/h) • Weather: partly cloudy
  • Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman  : Gary Jayroe • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge: • Center judge:
  • TV announcers: (play-by-play), (color), (sidelines)
  • Sources:
Arizona State

See also: 2016 Arizona State Sun Devils football team, Arizona–Arizona State football rivalry, and State Farm Territorial Cup Series

Territorial Cup: Arizona State Sun Devils (5–6) at Arizona Wildcats (2–9)
1 2 34Total
Arizona St 7 7 14735
Arizona 7 21 141456

at Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona

Game information

The 90th Territorial Cup game will be hosting their biggest rivals, Arizona State on senior night in Tucson on the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend. Arizona leads the all-time series 48–40–1. ASU won the 2015 game in Tempe and three of four in the series since Todd Graham and Rich Rodriguez were hired.

Arizona did not throw a pass in the second half.

Game MVP - Brandon Dawkins

Samajie Grant 176 rushing yards, Zach Green 126 rushing yards, school-record 511 rushing yards

Attendance

Season Games Sellouts W–L–T (%) Attendance Average Best
2016 7 1 2–1–0 (.667) 65,000

Statistics

Team

Offense

Defense

Key: POS: Position, SOLO: Solo Tackles, AST: Assisted Tackles, TOT: Total Tackles, TFL: Tackles-for-loss, SACK: Quarterback Sacks, INT: Interceptions, Yards: Yards, TDS: Touchdowns, BU: Passes Broken Up, PD: Passes Defended, QBH: Quarterback Hits, FF: Forced Fumbles, FR: Fumbles Recovered, BLK: Kicks or Punts Blocked, SAF: Safeties

Special teams

Non-conference opponents

1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona 20 17 34 23 94
All opponents 14 23 7 23 67

Pac-12 opponents

1 2 3 4OT Total
Arizona 7 7 0 140 28
Pac-12 opponents 0 14 7 77 35

Score total by Quarters

1 2 3 4OT Total
Arizona 27 24 34 370 122
All opponents 14 37 14 307 102

Awards and honors

Weekly Awards

Week 1

Nick Wilson

Jamie Nunley

Matthew Stagg

Dane Cruikshank

Issac Steele

Justin Belknap

Jalen Cochran

Zach Werlinger

Week 2

Parker Zellers

Bryson Cain

Richard Merritt

Lee Anderson III

Richie Estrada

Nick Reinhardt

Week 3

Brandon Dawkins

J. J. Taylor

Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles

Josh Pollack

Nate Phillips

Tyrell Johnson

Zach Benjamin

Larry Tharpe Jr.

Jarrius Wallace

Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14

Midseason Awards

Award Watch Lists

Anu Solomon
Nick Wilson
Paul Magloire Jr.

Postseason games

Senior Bowl

All Star Game

Media affiliates

Radio

See also: 2016–17 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team, 2016–17 Arizona Wildcats women's basketball team, 2016 Arizona Wildcats women's soccer team, and 2016 Arizona Wildcats women's volleyball team

TV

NFL Draft

NFL Draft Evaluations

NFL Draft Combine

2017 NFL Combine Participants
# Name POS HT WT Arms Hands 40 Bench Press Vert Jump Broad Jump 3 Cone Drill 20-yd Shuttle 60-yd Shuttle Ref

† Top performer

2017 NFL Draft

The 2017 NFL Draft was held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia on April 27 through April 29, 2017. The following Arizona players were either selected or signed as free agents following the draft.

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