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Bryan Wright 43
Bryan Wright

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Salem, Ohio

High School:
Salem

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 217

Position:
PK


At Michigan ... three-year letterman ... two-year starter as kickoff specialist ... backup punter and placekicker ... appeared in 28 career games ... has 23 touchbacks during career.

Senior/Junior (2009) ... earned third varsity letter ... started 12 games as kickoff specialist ... had 13 touchbacks in 67 kickoffs ... recorded one touchback vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5) ... boomed a career-best three touchbacks vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) ... posted one touchback vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) ... kickoff specialist vs. Indiana (Sept. 26) ... had two touchbacks at Michigan State (Oct. 3) ... served as kickoff specialist against Iowa (Oct. 10) ... notched two touchbacks vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17) ... made one tackle on kickoff coverage against the Hornets ... posted on tackle on kick coverage vs. Penn State (Oct. 24) ... kickoff specialist at Illinois (Oct. 31) ... recorded one touchback vs. Purdue (Nov. 7) ... had two touchbacks in five kickoffs at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) ... recorded one touchback in three kickoffs vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21).

Junior/Sophomore (2008) ... earned second varsity letter ... played in four games ... served as kickoff specialist vs. Utah (Aug. 30), Miami (Sept. 6) and at Notre Dame (Sept. 13) ... kickoff specialist vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 27).

Sophomore (2007) ... earned first varsity letter ... kickoff specialist in all 13 games ... recorded 10 touchbacks in 60 kickoffs ... made career debut vs. Appalachian State (Sept. 1), kicking off a season-high seven times for an average of 64.3 yards ... one of two kickoffs were touchbacks against Oregon (Sept. 8) ... kicked off three times in the first half vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 15) ... had one touchback in three kicks against Penn State (Sept. 22) ... assisted on one special teams tackle and recorded one touchback at Northwestern (Sept. 29) ... had a pair of touchbacks against Eastern Michigan (Oct. 6) ... kicked off a career-high nine times vs. Purdue (Oct. 13) ... had one touchback in six kickoffs at Illinois (Oct. 20) ... recorded a season-best two touchbacks in seven kickoffs against Minnesota (Oct. 27) ... had one touchback at Michigan State (Nov. 3) ... kicked off four times at Wisconsin (Nov. 10) and twice against Ohio State (Nov. 17) ... two of his seven kickoffs were touchbacks against Florida in the Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1).

Freshman (2006) ... did not see game action.

Prep ... attended Salem High School (2006) coached by Doug Phillips ... started at wide receiver and in the secondary as a junior ... Key Statistics... connected on 13-of-18 field goals during career, while notching 69-of-73 extra point attempts ... converted seven-of-11 field goal attempts during senior year ... hit the second longest field goal in Ohio high school football history, a 57-yarder, against Poland High School as a senior ... all four of his misses as a senior came from over 48 yards ... made 30-of-32 PATs and connected on six-of-seven field goals during junior campaign ... averaged 39 yards per punt and bombed 83 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks as a junior ... Honors and Rankings... two-time first-team All-Ohio selection in Division 3 ... two-star prospect according to Rivals.com ... listed as the 12th-best kicker nationally according to Rivals.com ... 2005 Division III Northeast Inland first-team All-District selection ... earned all-conference, all-Northeast Ohio and all-state honors as a junior and senior ... tagged team's Special Teams MVP as a senior ... earned WSOM offensive player of the game twice as a senior ... TV33 Student-Athlete of the Week 9/24/05 ... TV21 Athlete of the Week 10/14/05 ... Ohio News Network All-Ohio Team ranked top 25 ... selected Grange Insurance Ohio North-South Classic North Squad Team ... selected for Penn-Ohio All-Star Game ... Other Sports... varsity baseball pitcher garnering MVP and first team all-conference honors as senior.

Personal ... Bryan Robert Wright was born March 28, 1988, in Youngstown, Ohio ... father played football at the University of Cincinnati and for the Chicago Bears ... mother participated in synchronized swimming at Youngstown State University ... enrolled in the Division of Kinesiology ... undeclared major.


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