Arizona Wildcats in the NFL: Scott and Foles to meet Saturday in Jacksonville

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Links, information and stats of former Arizona players in the NFL, all in one place:

— One Jacksonville Web site, Sports Illustrated-affiliate Black & Teal, proclaims that former UA quarterback Matt Scott is looking good enough in camp to be a possible starter later this season. Scott and the Jaguars host former teammate Nick Foles and the Eagles Saturday. Jacksonville quarterback coach Frank Scelfo coached Foles and Scott at Arizona in the same capacity.

— Foles, who emerged in a QB competition with Scott at Arizona, said he sleeps well at night concerning his current battle with Eagles veteran Michael Vick for the Philadelphia starting assignment.

— Houston linebacker Brooks Reed has has been slowed by a bruised knee. Texans linebacker coach Reggie Herring had this to say (as quoted by RantSports.com) about Reed, who is in his third season in the NFL: “I’ll say this, his tenacity, his play speed, his play strength—he carries himself like a true pro.” Reed had 27 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble and three sacks last season.

— The Chicago Tribune reports that guard Eben Britton has rediscovered a passion for football with the Bears.

USA Today reported that in Robert Griffith III’s first 11-on-11 drills in camp this fall last Wednesday, he threw an interception “into the bread basket of some first-year linebacker named Ricky Elmore.” That would be the former UA defensive end who is trying to make the Redskins’ roster. He has yet to record any stats in the preseason. The Redskins play tonight against the Steelers (who include former UA teammate Robert Golden at cornerback).

— Former UA cornerback Trevin Wade is having an impressive preseason with Cleveland, according to reports. DawbPoundDaily.com had this to say about Wade: “Trevin Wade continues to make some plays and show that he is a viable player in this scheme and he still seems like he is could surprise people with where he ends up on the depth chart. He was drafted to be a nickel and may end up as the primary nickel.”

This site will run statistic updates on former Wildcats throughout the season:

PASSING STATISTICS

Player (Years at UA) Team Att Comp Yds Comp% Yds/Att TD Int Rating
Nick Foles (2009-11) Philadelphia 14 11 96 78.6 6.9 0 1 65.5
Matt Scott (2008-12) Jacksonville 17 6 51 35.3 3.0 0 0 44.0

RUSHING STATISTICS
Player (Years at UA) Team Pos. Att Yds Yds/Att Long TD
Nick Foles (2009-11) Philadelphia QB 3 23 7.7 10 1
Matt Scott (2008-12) Jacksonville QB 2 21 10.5 19 0
Mike Thomas (2005-08) Detroit WR 1 9 9.0 9 0

RECEIVING STATISTICS
Player (Years at UA) Team Pos. Rec Yards Yds/Rec Long TD
Mike Thomas (2005-08) Detroit WR 3 19 6.3 8 0
David Douglas (2008-11) Tampa Bay WR 3 16 5.3 11 1
Dan Buckner (2011-12) Arizona WR 2 23 11.5 19 0
Juron Criner (2008-11) Oakland WR 1 23 23.0 23 0

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
Player (Years at UA) Team Pos Tackles Solo Assist Sacks FRec
Trevin Wade (2008-11) Cleveland CB 6 4 2 0 0
Earl Mitchell (2006-09) Houston NT 5 4 1 1.0 0
Lance Briggs (1999-02) Chicago LB 4 2 2 0 0
Robert Golden (2008-11) Pittsburgh CB 4 3 1 0 0
De'Aundre Reed (2007-10) Minnesota DE 3 3 0 0 0
Antoine Cason (2004-07) Arizona CB 1 1 0 0 0
Spencer Larsen (2002-07) Tampa Bay LB 1 1 0 0 0

FIELD GOAL STATISTICS
Player (Years at UA) Team 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+
Nick Folk (2003-06) N.Y. Jets 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2

WILDABOUTAZCATS.net publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He also writes blogs for Lindy’s College Sports, TucsonCitizen.com and Sports Illustrated-sponsored site ZonaZealots.com.

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