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- Mario Wright
Mario Wright

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Birmingham, Ala.

High School:
Minor HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 210

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
05/06/1989

Experience:
3L



Made an immediate impact among Blazers' receiving corps in 2007 and will be counted on more heavily again in 2010 ... a tall, rangy wideout who makes it difficult for undersized defensive backs.

2009: Caught eight passes during season for 97 yards wioth one touchdown (vs. UTEP) ... best game came in season finale as he had five catches for 66 yards with long of 36 ... pair of receptions against SMU for 25 yards.

2008: Coming off season in which he played in all 12 games and started 11 ... finished year with 20 receptions for 243 yards and one touchdown ... caught 12-yard touchdown pass against Southern Miss ... best game of season arguably came in Blazers' win vs. Marshall as he caught four passes for 60 yards ... had long reception of 38 yards vs. Marshall ... recorded three catches against Tulsa (46 yards) and Tulane (23 yards) ... had at least two receptions in seven different games last season.

2007: Saw action in 10 games and started seven for the Blazers, including the final three of the season ... ranked third on the team in receptions with 27 (for 272 yards and four touchdowns) ... touchdown total was second on team ... became even more of a factor down the stretch, catching 13 passes for 138 yards and three touchdowns in final three games ... in season finale at Marshall, Wright had five receptions for 47 yards with a pair of touchdowns for 11 and 10 yards ... also had five catches against Memphis (57 yards) and Tulsa (51 yards) ... in addition to two TD receptions against Marshall, he also had scoring catches against Tulsa and UCF ... scored 14 points vs. the Thundering Herd as he also caught a two-point conversion pass from QB Sam Hunt ... his long reception (28 yards) came in season opener at Michigan State.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-sport standout at Minor High School, he lettered in both football and basketball for the Tigers ... played football just one season in high school, becoming a speedy offensive weapon at wide receiver for head coach Tony Lunceford as a senior ... had 36 receptions for 641 yards and eight trips to the endzone in 2006 ... helped his squad to a 6-6 season record, advancing to the 6A playoffs before falling to Pelham, 31-24, in the second round ... the Tigers finished the year ranked 15th overall in the state rankings ... hails from the same high school as current UAB running back Rashaud Slaughter.

PERSONAL: Born May 6, 1989 at Birmingham, Ala. ... son of Mary and Earnest Wright ... major is communication management.