Paul Wright
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Paul Wright

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Martinez, Calif.

High School:
De La Salle

Last College:
Diablo Valley CC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 220

Position:
LB

Experience:
2L

Paul Wright

Biography and Career Highlights

2009: Played in eight games, with five starting assignments ... ranked eighth on the team in tackles with 34 ... also credited with a half tackle-for-loss, two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry ... posted a season-high 10 tackles and broke up a pass in a win over Austin Peay (Sept. 19) ... collected six tackles against No. 15 South Dakota State (Sept. 26) and at No. 6 Southern Illinois (Oct. 10) ... tallied seven tackles and a half TFL in a homecoming win over Indiana State (Oct. 17).

2008: Named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team ... took over the starting weakside linebacker duties against Eastern Illinois (third game of the season) ... ranked third on the team in total tackles with 62 ... racked up a career-high 11 tackles against North Dakota State, while also posting one tackle-for-loss and a sack against the Bison ... finished the season with eight TFLs, the second-most on the team ... posted five pass breakups and three quarterback hurries.

Diablo Valley CC: Posted 65 tackles and four sacks ... led the team in tackles-for-loss ... also collected two pass breakups ... coached by Mike Darr.

De La Salle HS: First-team all-league and second-team all-district as a senior ... recorded 87 tackles and five interceptions, while leading the team in tackles-for-loss ... as a junior, led the team in special teams tackles and was named the special teams MVP ... the team won the North Coast Section (NCS) Championship in 2005 and 2006 ... coached by Bob Ladouceur.

Data: Born 8-5-89 in San Pablo, Calif. ... son of Paul and Andrea Wright ... major: mass communications.






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