MINERS

Kyle Wright
15  Kyle Wright

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Santa Rosa, Calif.

High School:
Cardinal Newman

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
QB

Experience:
2L

Kyle Wright Photo Gallery From the 2008 Season

2008 (JUNIOR): Backup quarterback also acted as the Miners' holder ... finished 1-of-9 passing for two yards in 10 games ... also rushed twice for two yards ... saw his most extensive action of the season against New Mexico State when he completed 1-of-4 passes for two yards while subbing for the injured Trevor Vittatoe ... had a six-yard carry versus Tulane ... earned a spot on the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for posting a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

2007 (SOPHOMORE): Served as UTEP's holder and third-string quarterback ... completed five of 13 passes for 44 yards and a TD, all against Texas Southern ... connected with Pierce Hunter for a nine-yard score versus the Tigers.

2006 (FRESHMAN): Played in two games, both at home (Tulane, Memphis) ... completed six of nine pass attempts for 91 yards with one touchdown and one interception ... connected with Daniel Robinson on a 55-yard touchdown pass against Memphis ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.

2005: Redshirted ... received UTEP's offensive scout team award.

PRIOR TO UTEP: All-Empire Offensive MVP and All-League pick as a senior at Cardinal Newman High School ... split time at quarterback and cornerback as a prep ... completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,250 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior ... also rushed for 750 yards and 15 scores ... two-year varsity letterwinner for coach Paul Cronin ... played one year of varsity basketball, earning second team All-Empire honors ... won the slam dunk competition at the McKinleyville tournament ... honor roll student all four years in high school ... actively involved in community service.

PERSONAL: Parents are Lance and Rhonda Wright ... has one brother ... full name is Kyle Eric Wright ... born 12/18/86 (Santa Rosa, Calif.) ... Electronic Media major.