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Dwayne Wright

Dwayne Wright
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-06-02) June 2, 1983
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
College: Fresno State
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111
Debuted in 2007 for the Buffalo Bills
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)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Rushing yards 94
Rushing average 3.2
Rushing TDs 0
Stats at NFL.com

Dwayne Wright (born June 2, 1983) is a fullback with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno State.

Wright has also been a member of the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and Hartford Colonials.

Early years

Wright prepped at Lincoln High School in San Diego, California.

College career

Wright played 2007 NFL Draft.

Professional career

Pre-draft

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-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 228 lb 4.66 s 1.62 s 2.71 s 4.43 s 7.23 s 34 in 9 ft 7 in 14 reps
All values from 2007 NFL Combine[1]

Buffalo Bills

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 on August 30, 2008.

He worked out for the Detroit Lions on September 17, but was not signed.

New York Giants

Wright was signed by the New York Giants on January 15, 2009. He was waived during final roster cuts on September 5.

Philadelphia Eagles

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 Steelers

Wright was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 2, 2010.[5]

Hartford Colonials

Wright was signed by the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League on September 9, 2010. He was released on September 26.

Toronto Argonauts

On October 5, 2010, Wright signed a practice roster agreement with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was released by the Argonauts on June 24, 2011.

Personal

Wright has a daughter, Naliyah, and a son, Demarion.[6]

References

  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".  
  3. ^ McPherson, Chris (January 29, 2010). "Eagles Ink FB Wright To Two-Year Deal". Philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  4. ^ Wulf, Bo (August 1, 2010). "RB Mallett Returns, FB Wright Released". philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  5. ^ Bouchette, Ed (August 2, 2010). "Steelers acquire new fullback".  
  6. ^ "Dwayne Wright". Philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 

External links

  • Toronto Argonauts bio
  • Philadelphia Eagles bio
  • New York Giants bio
  • Fresno State Bulldogs bio
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