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2010 (Junior): A returning starter at wide receiver, Wright is considered one of the best all-around route runners on the team. Four of his seven career touchdowns have been from 40-or-more yards and he has averaged 40.1 yards per TD reception. His touchdown receptions have come from distances of 70, 48, 46, 41, 31 (twice), nine and five yards. He started for the White in the Red-White Spring Game and had game highs of seven receptions and 118 yards with a touchdown. His TD was a 47-yarder from Jacoby Walker. In the April 3 scrimmage, he had two catches for 52 yards. On April 9, he had three for 32 yards with a 10-yard score. On April 16, he had four for 99 yards with touchdowns of 50 and 30 yards.
2009 (Sophomore): He played in all 13 games with 12 starts. He came off the bench against Florida. He was second on the team with 41 receptions and 681 yards, third with five touchdowns and 52.4 yards per game, and fourth with 16.6 yards per catch. He was 12th in the SEC in receiving yards per game and 16th in receptions (3.15). His touchdowns tied for 10th. He was 11th with 16 receptions of 15 yards or more and seventh with eight for 25 yards or more. He earned first downs on 30 of 41 receptions, which tied for ninth in the league. Wright also had five tackles for the year. He was Arkansas' Outstanding Offensive Player in the Liberty Bowl win over East Carolina with four catches for 90 yards and a touchdown. He had six catches for 139 yards in the opener against Missouri State. He had four for 108 yards with a touchdown against Georgia. He also had TD receptions against Texas A&M, Troy and Mississippi State. He had three catches for 51 yards against Ole Miss, five for 67 against Troy, three for 34 against Mississippi State and four for 40 at LSU.
2008 (Freshman): Wright made appearances in all 12 games in 2008 and started seven (Western Illinois, Texas, Auburn, Ole Miss, Tulsa, Mississippi State, LSU). He had 19 catches for 348 yards and two touchdowns on the year. His career-highs came in the win over No. 19 Tulsa when he had five catches for 124 yards. His first touchdown of the year came at South Carolina on a career long 70-yard reception in the second quarter. Wright also added a 46-yard touchdown reception in the final game of the season against LSU. Against the Tigers, he had three catches for 63 yards. Wright returned six punts for 15 yards and had three tackles in 2008.
Personal: Born Nov. 25, 1989, he is the son of Jeanette Hooper and Joe Wright.
High School: He racked up 58 receptions for 1,350 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior for Coach Bo Hembree at Warren High School. He also carried the ball 55 times for 382 yards and eight touchdowns. He racked up 168 kickoff return yards and a touchdown on four kickoff returns and 296 punt return yards and two touchdowns on seven punt returns. He earned a spot on the AP Super Team. He was a 2007 all-state selection and was selected to the All-Arkansas team by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Fellow coaches also named him as the outstanding back of his classification. As a junior, he totaled 51 catches, 1,086 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns. He also recorded three kickoff and two punt returns for scores. He was named to the all-state team. He was ranked as the No. 30 player in the nation at his position and the No. 3 overall prospect in the state of Arkansas by Rivals. He was No. 218 in the Rivals 250 rankings.