Arizona nose guard Dana Wells snags North Carolina quarterback Mark Maye during the Aloha Bowl in Honolulu on Dec. 27, 1986. Jim Davis / Arizona Daily Star

The hard-nosed defensive lineman was the 1988 Pac-10 defensive player of the year, winning the league’s Morris Trophy emblematic of the top lineman in the league. He was a two-time All-Pac-10 first-team selection.