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Dwayne Wright (born June 2, 1983) is a Retired gridiron football Running back. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno State.

Dwayne Wright
No. 32,31,38
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1983-06-02) June 2, 1983 (age 36)
San Diego, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school:Lincoln (San Diego, California)
College:Fresno State
NFL Draft:2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Central Valley Conference (2002)
  • Honorable mention All-WAC (2003)
  • Second-team All-WAC (2006)
  • Central Valley Espy-Male Athlete of year (2007)
  • Central Valley Espy- College Male Athlete Of Year (2007)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts:29
Rushing yards:94
Rushing touchdowns:0
Receptions:3
Receiving yards:17
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Wright was a member of the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Hartford Colonials and Toronto Argonauts. Retired as a Pittsburgh Steeler.

Early yearsEdit

Wright prepped at Morse High School 9th,10th. Transferred to Lincoln High School in San Diego, California.

College careerEdit

Wright played college football at West Hills College Coalinga,CA. 2003 Transferred to Fresno State. He chose to forgo his Junior season and declare for the 2007 NFL Draft.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draftEdit

Wright was invited to the 2007 NFL Scouting Combine. He visited with the Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles before the draft.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
228 lb
(103 kg)
4.66 s 1.62 s 2.71 s 4.43 s 7.23 s 34 in
(0.86 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
24 reps
All values from 2007 NFL Combine[1]

Buffalo BillsEdit

Wright was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He was signed to a contract on July 25. He was waived and signed to New York Giants on August 30, 2009.

New York GiantsEdit

Wright was signed by the New York Giants on August 30, 2009.

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

After working out for the Philadelphia Eagles on January 13, 2010,[2] Wright was signed to a two-year contract by the Eagles on January 29. He was going to be converted to fullback after playing running back during his entire career.[3] He was waived on August 1.[4]

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Wright was claimed off waivers from Philadelphia Eagles by the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 2, 2011.[5]

Hartford ColonialsEdit

Wright was signed by the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League on September 9, 2012. He played one 1 game then was released due to contract Issues.

Toronto ArgonautsEdit

On October 5, 2012, Wright signed a practice roster agreement with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was released by the Argonauts on June 24, 2012.

PersonalEdit

Wright has 2 daughters, Naliyah,Zahra and has a son Demarion.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "*Dwayne Wright, DS #13 RB, Fresno State". Nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved 2010-01-29.
  2. ^ Caplan, Adam (January 15, 2010). "PHI: Eagles Work Out Three RBs". Scout.com. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
  3. ^ McPherson, Chris (January 29, 2010). "Eagles Ink FB Wright To Two-Year Deal". Philadelphiaeagles.com. Archived from the original on January 31, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-29.
  4. ^ Wulf, Bo (August 1, 2010). "RB Mallett Returns, FB Wright Released". philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved 2010-08-01.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Bouchette, Ed (August 2, 2010). "Steelers acquire new fullback". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  6. ^ "Dwayne Wright". Philadelphiaeagles.com. Archived from the original on 2010-05-04. Retrieved 2010-02-10.

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