Demetrius Wright

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Demetrius Wright
Free agent
Position: Safety
Personal information
Born: (1991-12-19) December 19, 1991 (age 26)
Corona, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Corona (CA)
College: USC
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • U.S. Army All-American High School All-American (2010)
Player stats at CFL.ca

Demetrius Wright (born December 19, 1991) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the USC Trojans.[1]

Early years[edit]

Wright graduated in 2010 from Corona High School. As a senior defensive back and running back, he recorded 89 tackles with 1 sack, 5 deflections, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery and 1 forced fumble on defense, and had 1,059 yards on 72 carries with 8 TDs and 10 receptions for 425 yards with 3 TD on offense. He was named an U.S. Army All-American Starter, a Super Prep All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, and Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside.

Biography: U.S. Army All-American 2010 Demetrius Wright Jr. DB Corona Senior High School (CA) USC Wright is tall and has long arms, giving him the ability to press and jam receivers. He is a very active player on the field, and flies around before coming up to stop the run or drop and take away the deep ball. He does a good job staying low in his pedal, giving him the ability to quickly jump routes.[2] Wright also received honors as an 2010 U.S. Army All-American for the West Team, where he announce USC as his college choice. At the USAAAB honors banquets, he was a finalist for the Glenn Davis Award. The award is given to player from the West team that exhibits high standards of athletic excellence, community service and education. One of the other four Davis nominees is CB Demetrius Wright of Corona, Calif., who visited UW and had been considering the Huskies but is expected to be announced during Saturday's game that he will attend USC. here are also four players nominated from the East team for the Doc Blanchard Award.

His senior year, As a junior in 2008, he made All-State Underclass third team, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside honorable mention and All-Big VIII League first team. He had 52 tackles, 3 interceptions, 13 deflections, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble and 3 touchdowns on defense and had 450 yards on 62 carries (7.4 avg.) with 10 TDs on defense and 16 receptions for 225 yards (14.1 avg.) on offense in 2008. Current Trojan DeVante Wilson also prepped at Corona. Wright also was on Corona's track (best of 10.8 in the 100 meters and 22.7 in the 200) and wrestling (17-3 record in 2009 as a junior) teams.he received All Big VIII league first team honors, All CIFSS Inland Empire 1st team (defense), Preseason All Area football team (defense), ESPNU Top rated football Recruits(#60).

College career[edit]

Wright played in 12 games as a true freshman in 2010 at safety with 30 tackles and played on special teams. In 2011, he was an co-starter strong safety, and will compete for a starting role against senior Jawanza Starling. Wright was listed as a co-starter with Starling on the official end-of-spring depth chart that was released on April 16, 2012. Wright had 86 tackles 4 TFL 5 PD as an senior starter 2013. [3]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
203 lb
(92 kg)
4.29 s 1.34 s 2.15 s 3.86 s 6.26 s 37 in
(0.94 m)
10 ft 5 in
(3.18 m)
23 reps
All values from USC Pro Day[4]

Wright signed with the Miami Dolphins on May 15, 2014. He was released by the Dolphins on August 25, 2014.[5]

He signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' on February 4, 2015.[6] He played in one game, a start, for the Blue Bombers in 2015.[7]

Wright was signed to the Edmonton Eskimos' practice roster on August 9, 2016. He was promoted to the active roster on August 25.[8] He played in three games, starting one, for the Eskimos in 2016.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Wright's brother, Daiveun Curry-Chapman, played college football at Northern Arizona.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.usctrojans.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/wright_demetrius00.html USC Bio
  2. ^ "American Army Bowl 2010". issuu.com. 2010. p. 60. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 
  3. ^ http://www.usctrojans.com/blog/2012/04/spring-depth-chart-1.html USC Official Blog: Lane Kiffin released his end of spring depth chart today with a couple of secondary surprises.
  4. ^ "Demetrius Wright". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Demetrius Wright". foxsports.com. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 
  6. ^ "BOMBERS ADD RECEIVER AND DEFENSIVE BACK". bluebombers.com/. February 4, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 
  7. ^ "2015 Winnipeg Blue Bombers". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 
  8. ^ "TRANSACTIONS – 2016". cfl.ca. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 
  9. ^ "2015 Winnipeg Blue Bombers". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 

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