Dwayne Wright

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Dwayne Wright
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-06-02) June 2, 1983 (age 31)
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
Last played in 2010 for the Toronto Argonauts
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
Rushing yards 94
Rushing average 3.2
Rushing TDs 0
Stats at NFL.com

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

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

Early years[edit]

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

College career[edit]

Wright played college football at Fresno State. He chose to forgo his senior season and declare for the 2007 NFL Draft.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

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[edit]

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

Hartford Colonials[edit]

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

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. 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". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  6. ^ "Dwayne Wright". Philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 

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