46  Bryan Wright
Bryan Wright

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Miami, FL

High School:
Northwestern HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
12/10/1987

Experience:
2L


Career & 2010 Highlights:


Lettered three seasons for the Tigers, logging action in the secondary, and as a member of the special teams unit... Redshirted in `06 as a true freshman...Saw action in six games during the 2008 season, primarily as a member of the special teams unit...Made his collegiate debut on special teams in the East Carolina game in `08...Played in six of 12 games in `09, making four starts at cornerback...Tied for first on the team with two interceptions...Second on the team with seven passes defended and tied for third in pass breakups with five...Started the final four games of the season after injuries in the Tiger secondary...Made a big play against UTEP when he stripped a ball thrown to Evan Davis on third-and-goal from the five, forcing UTEP to attempt a 22-yard field goal that went left...Also tipped the ball in the fourth quarter that was intercepted by Marcus Ball...Logged his first interception in the ECU game and returned it 18 yards...Made his first career start at cornerback against Tennessee and recorded a career-best eight tackles with a pass breakup...Tied a career best with two pass breakups and made his second career interception vs Tulsa...Pick came on a G.J. Kinne pass attempt in the fourth quarter on fourth down that he returned 11 yards to the Memphis41...Played in all 12 games in 2010, primarily on special teams...Ended season with one solo tackle versus Middle Tennessee.

2009:


Played in six of 12 games with four starts at cornerback...Tied for first on the team with two interceptions...Second on the team with seven passes defended and tied for third in pass breakups with five...Totaled 24 tackles with 14 solo stops...Also finished with 1.5 TFLs for a loss of eight yards...Averaged 4.0 tackles per game...Started the final four games of the season after injuries to the Tiger secondary...Saw his first game action of the season against UTEP and worked in the secondary...Made a big play in the third quarter when he stripped a ball thrown to Evan Davis on third-and-goal from the five...The defensive stop forced UTEP to attempt a 22-yard field goal that went left...Also tipped the ball in the fourth quarter that was intercepted by Marcus Ball...Made four tackles against East Carolina...Caught his first interception in the game and returned it 18 yards...Made his first career start at cornerback against Tennessee and recorded a career best eight tackles with a pass breakup...Had four tackles against UAB, including an assist on a tackle for a loss of 11 yards...Had four tackles against Houston, including a TFL for a loss of three yards...Made three solo tackles against Tulsa and also logged three passes defended...Tied a career best with two pass breakups and made his second career interception...Pick came on a G.J. Kinne pass attempt in the fourth quarter on fourth down that he returned 11 yards to the Memphis 41.

2006-08:


Signed with the Tigers in February 2006 and redshirted that season as true freshman...Has been a consistent contributor on the defensive scout team as cornerback...Was listed at left corner for the 2008 spring session...Saw action in six games during the 2008 season, primarily as a member of the special teams unit...Made his collegiate debut on special teams in the East Carolina game last season...Intelligent player who has a chance to contribute at several different positions in the secondary.

Academic Highlights:


Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for three semesters (spring `07, `08 and `09).

Prep:


Played for coach Roland Smith at Miami's Northwestern HS...Saw action mostly as a cornerback and on special teams...Lettered three seasons in football...Led squad to a 13-2 finish and a 6A Region championship in 2005...Squad advanced to the state semifinals...Named the team's Defensive Back of the Year...Logged 48 tackles and five interceptions as a senior...Returned an interception for a TD against South Dade HS...Selected to the 6A All-State second team by the Florida Sports Writers Association...Named first-team All-Dade...Selected to the Elite Dade/Broward All-Star Game...Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Personal:


Bryan Wright is the son of Carolyn Wright...Born December 10, 1987, in Miami, Fla.

Wright's Career Defensive Statistics
YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT
2008 6/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2009 6/4 14 10 24 7 0 0 1.5-8 0-0 2-29
2010 12/0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0
TOTAL 24/2 15 10 25 7 0 0 1.5-8 0 2-29

Wright's Career Highs
Tackles 8 (at Tennessee, 2009)
Solo Tackles 3 (4x; last at Tulsa, 2009)
Assisted Tackles 5 (at Tennessee, 2009)
Interceptions 1 (2x; last at Tulsa, 2009)
Pass Breakups 2 (2x; last at Tulsa, 2009)
Tackles For Loss 1 (at Houston, 2009)

Wright's Game-By Game
Defense Opponent UT AT TT TFL SK FF PBU INT
10/10/09 UTEP 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0-0
10/27/09 East Carolina 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1-18
11/7/09* Tennessee 3 5 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0
11/14/09* UAB 3 1 4 0.5-5 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
11/21/09* Houston 1 3 4 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
11/27/09* Tulsa 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 1-11

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