Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2012: Reserve tight end ... made the transition from safety to tight end during spring drills ... slated to compete for playing time ... excellent athlete ... has displayed explosive play-making abilities on the practice field ... in the post-spring weightlifting evaluation, ranked first among tight ends in vertical jump (34.5”), broad jump (10’4”) and 40-yard dash (4.63).
2011: Did not see game action.
2010: Did not see game action.
Prior to Duke: Lettered two seasons at Monroe High School under coach Johnny Sowell ... helped squad to two-year overall record of 20-5 with two state playoff appearances ... as a senior, had 51 tackles, five sacks, four interceptions and three fumble recoveries while catching 15 passes for 346 yards and nine TDs ... in 2009, helped Monroe to the school’s first 11-0 record in the regular season before finishing 12-1 overall ... earned all-conference and all-county honors following senior season ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... in 2010, helped Monroe to a 32-1 final record and the 1A state championship in basketball, earning MVP honors in the 62-46 title game win over Goldsboro following a 24-point, 15-rebound performance ... at the 2010 1-A state championship track meet, claimed first place in both the triple jump (49-2) and long jump (22-9.5) while finishing seventh in the shot put (42-11.25) ... ranked 46th in the final 2009 United States High School Outdoor Track & Field rankings in the triple jump (48-4.5) ... placed second in the triple jump (46-11.75) at the 2009 USATF Junior Olympic State Championships ... captured state 2A titles in the triple jump in both 2008 (45-6.5) and 2009 (48-4.5) ... 2010 athlete of the year selection by the Charlotte Observer.
Personal: Son of Yolanda Blakeney and Michael Wright ... father lettered four seasons (1989-90-91-92) in basketball at Guilford College ... high school teammate of fellow Duke football program member Jamison Crowder ... born November 18, 1992.