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Arizona defensive linemen JB Brown, Trevon Mason confirm return in 2021

Trevon Mason
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While a big focus for the Arizona Wildcats this offseason is adding new players, holding on to as many of the existing ones as possible is also important.

And two key members of the latter group now appear to be coming back for the 2021 season.

Defensive linemen JB Brown and Trevon Mason, both seniors, have indicated they plan to take advantage of the NCAA granting all football players an extra year of eligibility and come back for another season.

Mason confirmed as such on Twitter, saying “I got to finish what I started,” while Brown told Justin Spears of the Arizona Daily Star he will be back in 2021.

The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Mason started the final three games for Arizona in the fall, recording 20 tackles with 1.5 for loss. He has started 14 of 17 games in his two seasons since coming to the UA as a junior college transfer.

Brown, who started six games on the defensive line as a junior in 2019, opted out of this past season. He told the Star he stayed in Long Beach, Calif. when the pandemic hit in March and focused on improving his 6-foot-1, 267-pound body.

Other Arizona seniors who have indicated they intend to return in 2021 include wide receiver Tayvian Cunningham, tight end Bryce Wolma and kicker Lucas Havrisik.