Veteran ranks as a strong contender for playing time at linebacker . . . recorded five tackles (4 solos, 1 assist), including two for losses (7 yards) in the 1999 Green-White spring game . . .
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in all 12 games in 1998, including four starts at WILL linebacker (vs. Colorado State, Notre Dame, Michigan and Minnesota) . . . played a total of 123 minutes, including a career-high 31.5 minutes in the season finale vs. Penn State . . . registered a career-best 46 tackles (25 solos, 21 assists), including five for losses (13 yards) . . . made a career-high 12 tackles (8-4) vs. Penn State . . . recorded his only sack in '98 vs. Illinois (2 yards) . . . credited with 10 stops (4-6) vs. Indiana . . . contributed seven tackles (4-3) vs. Central Michigan . . . had five hits (1-4) vs. Notre Dame, including one for a loss (7 yards) . . .
AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action all 12 games in 1997, primarily on special teams . . . started the season at free safety before moving to outside linebacker . . . credited with 14 tackles (10 solos, 4 assists) . . . played 14 snaps at outside linebacker vs. Indiana and made four tackles (3-1) . . . produced a career-high six stops (3-3) vs. Western Michigan while playing 29 snaps at free safety . . .
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in all 12 games as a true freshman in 1996 and played 82 minutes . . . back-up strong safety recorded seven tackles (5 solos, 2 assists), including a season-high three solo stops vs. Wisconsin . . . played a season-high 15.5 minutes vs. Eastern Michigan . . .
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: SuperPrep All-American in 1995 . . . named to the National Recruiting Advisor's All-Midwest Team . . . ranked as the Midwest's No. 8 running back by recruiting analyst Tom Lemming . . . Lake Erie League MVP was featured on Cleveland Plain Dealer's Dream Team . . . selected to play in Ohio North-South All-Star Game . . . second-team all-state pick in '95 . . . rushed for 1,171 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior to earn first-team all-county and all-district honors . . . had 15 catches for 217 yards (14.5 avg.) in 1'95 . . . two-way player had 37 tackles and two interceptions as a senior . . . three-year letterman for Coach Dave Sedmak at Shaker Heights (Ohio) High School . . . also lettered in track and basketball . . . born Feb. 20, 1978, in Cleveland . . . majoring in telecommunication.
Wright's Career Statistics
G/GS UT AT TM TFL-Yds. Sacks PBU 1996 12/0 5 2 7 0-0 0-0 0 1997 12/0 10 4 14 1-5 1-5 0 1998 12/4 25 21 46 5-13 1-2 2 Career 36/4 40 27 67 6-18 2-7 2