Duke Football BIO
81 Jomar Wright
2006: Played in all 12 games with eight starting assignments ... totaled 40 pass receptions for 561 yards and two touchdowns ... led the Blue Devils in receptions ... ranked ninth in the ACC in both total receptions and receiving yards per game (48.6) ... registered first downs on 27-of-40 (.675) catches ... posted 50 or more receiving yards in five games ... teamed with Raphael Chestnut and Eron Riley to become the first set of Duke wide receivers to each have 30 or more catches in a season ... the trio combined for 111 receptions for 1,579 yards and seven touchdowns on the year ... enjoyed the most productive day of his career against Miami in week seven by setting single-game highs with 10 catches for 176 yards ... the 176-yard effort served as the top performance in the ACC for the 2006 season, equalled the 11th-best single-game performance in Duke history and marked the highest total by a Blue Devil since Scottie Montgomery’s 243-yard day against Vanderbilt in 1998 ... had eight catches for 110 yards in the fourth quarter alone versus the Hurricanes while eight of his 10 receptions on the afternoon produced first downs ... had seven grabs for 52 yards in the opener against Richmond, and one week later recorded five catches for 104 yards and a touchdown at Wake Forest ... logged four pass receptions for 56 yards in the Vanderbilt contest ... closed the year with a three-catch, 73-yard outing versus North Carolina.
2005: Played in five games before suffering season-ending knee injury against Navy ... earned starting assignments against VMI and Navy ... caught eight passes for 155 yards and one touchdown, averaging 19.4 yards per reception ... seven of his eight receptions resulted in first downs ... six of his eight catches went for 19 or more yards, with three gaining 26 or more yards ... was leading the Blue Devils in receiving yards and yards per catch average before the injury ... had season-highs of three receptions and 64 yards in the season-opener at East Carolina ... logged two catches for 43 yards against Virginia and a pair of grabs for 45 yards prior to the injury versus Navy ... lone touchdown of the year — a 30-yarder from Zack Asack — came at Virginia.
2004: Played in all 11 games while starting against Maryland, The Citadel and North Carolina ... finished fifth on the squad with 18 receptions for 323 yards and one touchdown ... led Duke in both receiving yards and yards per catch average (17.9) ... had 12 of his 18 grabs result in a first down ... logged season-highs of five catches and 70 yards at Wake Forest ... first collegiate touchdown came on a 35-yard pass from Curt Dukes at Virginia Tech ... also had four receptions for 66 yards in the 16-13 victory over Clemson.
Prior to Duke: Listed as the 16th-top overall prospect in South Carolina and the third-best wide receiver in the state by SuperPrep ... all-region pick by Prep Star magazine ... played for coach Bobby Bentley ... helped Byrnes to back-to-back 4A Division II state championships in 2002 and 2003 ... as a senior, established a state single-season record with 103 pass receptions for 1,824 yards and 20 touchdowns ... eclipsed the previous standard of 97 catches set by Kelvin Richardson of Byrnes in 1984 and Dutch Fork’s Michael Gasparato in 1997 ... helped clinch Byrnes’ second straight region championship by catching 10 passes for 157 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-24 victory over Spartanburg on October 31, 2003 ... earned all-state honors from the Associated Press ... named All-Area and All-Academic by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal ... selected to play in the Shrine Bowl ... during junior campaign, hauled in 35 passes for 682 yards and eight touchdowns ... prep teammate of former Blue Devil standout defensive back and three-time All-ACC pick John Talley.
Personal: Son of Susan Lillie Wright ... born November 3, 1985.