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
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 in San Diego, California) 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[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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