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  Mike Wright
Mike Wright

Player Profile
Hometown:
Bountiful, Utah

Last College:
Southern Utah

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 235

Position:
LB

Experience:
4VL

UTAH: Two-time honorable mention all-conference player originally walked on to the team ... led Utah in tackles in 2008 and was second in 2009 ... rewarded with a scholarship in 2008 ... two-year starting middle linebacker played in 49 of a possible 52 games in his career.

2009-Honorable mention All-MWC ... started all 13 games at middle linebacker ... second on the team with 79 tackles ... 5.5 tackles for loss with one sack ... tied for the MWC lead with three forced fumbles ... 0.23 forced fumbles per game tied for second in the league ... tied for second on the team with two interceptions ... led Utah in tackles against New Mexico (seven) and BYU (11) ... had one interception and five tackles with a nine-yard sack against Louisville ... forced a pair of fumbles, recovered a fumble and tallied eight tackles vs. TCU ... had an interception and three tackles at San Jose State ... forced a fumble and made six tackles (0.5 for loss) at Oregon ... recovered a fumble against Cal in the Poinsettia Bowl ... Academic all-MWC.

2008-Honorable mention All-MWC ... started all 13 games ... Utah's tackle leader had 81 stops ... contributed 2.5 TFL, a sack, five pass breakups and a fumble recovery ... led Utah in tackles five times, including a seven-tackle game in the Sugar Bowl ... named MWC Defensive Player of the Week for his career game against Oregon State, when he recorded 15 tackles, two pass breakups and a sack ... 10 tackles against Air Force ... nine tackles (one TFL) against BYU ... six tackles and a fumble recovery against Weber State ... seven tackles vs. New Mexico ... won team's President's Award ... Academic all-MWC.

2007-Played in all 13 games ... began the season playing primarily on special teams, but became a contributor at middle linebacker by midseason ... 22 total stops included 4.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks ... season-high seven tackles against Colorado State ... also had three TFL, two sacks and a pass breakup against CSU ... four tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack against Wyoming.

2006-Played in 10 games on special teams ... four tackles.

PRIOR TO UTAH: Played for Southern Utah from 2004-05 ... prepped at Bountiful High (Utah) ... first-team all-state and all-region in football as a senior ... Bountiful was the 2003 Utah state champion ... also lettered in basketball and baseball ... second-team all-state and first-team all-region baseball player ... high honor roll.

PERSONAL: Son of Richard and Jane Wright ... mother is a Utah graduate ... earned a degree in accounting ... full name is Michael Richard Wright ... born June 6, 1986.

YEAR	G/GS	UT	AT	TOT	TFL	SACK	
2006	10/0	1	3	4	0	0
2007	13/0	12	10	22	4.5-30	3.0-26
2008	13/13	35	46	81	2.5-14	1.0-9
2009	13/13	36	43	79	5.5-16	1.0-9
Totals	49/26	84	102	186	12.5-60	5.0-44
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