Patrick Wright
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Patrick Wright

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lemont, Ill.

High School:
Providence Catholic

Last College:
St. Francis

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200

Position:
P

Experience:
2L

07/02/2013

Eleven Redbirds Earn MVFC Academic Excellence Award

Illinois State won nine games in 2012.

06/28/2013

Wright Named To CFPA Punter Watch List

The Lemont, Ill., native returns to Illinois State for his senior season in 2013.

10/27/2012

No. 17 Redbirds Force Four Turnovers, Beat UNI 33-21

Tyrone Walker became the ISU all-time leader in receiving yards in ISU history.

10/16/2012

No. 11 Redbirds Wrap Up Home Stand Against Missouri State

The Redbirds will be looking to move to 7-1 for the first time since 1967.

10/09/2012

No. 14 Redbirds Set To Host No. 8 Penguins on ESPN3

The Redbirds will play a ranked opponent for the first time in 2012.

10/06/2012

Homecoming Football Game ISU vs. SIU

ISU takes on SIU at the Homecoming Football game.

08/13/2012

Fall Camp Practice #11 (Aug. 13, 2012)

Fall Camp Practice #11 (Aug. 13, 2012)

2012: Saw action in all 13 games as the team's primary punter ... averaged 40.4 yards per punt on 73 attempts ... had 25 of those punts land inside the opponent's 20 yard line ... had 11 punts of over 50 yards or more ... averaged 45.3 yards per punt on seven attempts in the overtime win against Eastern Illinois ... saw four punts land inside the 20 yard line while averaging 41 yards per attempt in a road win at South Dakota ... set a career-best average of 45.7 yards and had longest punt of the season of 63 yards in a road win at UNI ... punted a career-high nine times in win at Indiana State, averaging 40.4 yards per attempt ... averaged 44.4 yards on eight punts in the second-round playoff victory at Appalachian State.

2011: Served as Illinois State's primary punter ... averaged 37.7 yards on 48 punts ... pinned 18 punts within the 20-yard line ... recorded four punts of 50-plus yards, including a season-best 55-yard punt at Missouri State.

2010: Member of the practice squad.

2009 at University of St. Francis: Served as the team's primary kicker for head coach Mike Uremovich ... was 13-for-17 on field goal attempts, while also serving as the team's punter ... named a first-team all-conference selection.

Providence Catholic HS: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Mark Coglineise ... made 11-of-19 field goal attempts as a senior while serving as the team's primary kicker and punter ... averaged 39 yards per punt ... named an all-area selection and second-team all-conference pick ... started in every game as a junior and earned third-team all-area honors.

Personal: Born February 14, 1991, in Downers Grove, Ill. ... son of Ken and Jean Wright ... has a sister, Shannon, and a brother, Michael ... his brother played football at Carthage and his cousin, Sean Dominick, played football at St. Ambrose ... member of the honor roll in high school and a was a member of the Dean's List at St.,Francis in 2009 ... plans to major in business administration.

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