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John Wright
18  John Wright

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Riverside, Calif.

High School:
John W. North

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
DL/LB

Experience:
RS

2008: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: First Team All-Ivy League and All-County honoree as a senior at John W. North High School ... junior honors included first team All-League and All-County and Ivy League Defensive MVP ... three-year varsity letterwinner for coach Lou Randall ... played wide receiver all three years ... saw action at tight end and defensive end as a junior and senior, while adding punting to his list of duties as a senior ... posted 80 tackles, 10 sacks and a fumble recovery as a senior, while contributing 18 receptions for 155 yards and five TDs on offense ... punted five times for 202 yards (40.4 avg.) in 2007 as well ... junior statistics were 59 tackles, 14 sacks and five fumble recoveries on defense, and five catches for 82 yards and a pair of scores on offense ... had six catches for 88 yards and a touchdown his sophomore campaign ... led John W. North High School to consecutive Ivy League championships from 2006-07 with a composite 27-1 record ... North High was Southern Division champion in `06 and CIF champion in `07 ... three-year member of North High's basketball team, playing power forward ... made the honor roll as a senior ... member of BSU (Black Student Union).

PERSONAL: Father is Everett Wright and stepmother is Edna Wright ... has two brothers and two sisters ... full name is John King Wright ... born 9/22/89 (Riverside, Calif.) ... major is undecided.