After a successful return from a knee injury
which put him on the sidelines for almost two seasons, Fresno State running back
Dwayne Wright announced he will skip his final year and file for the NFL
Wright made his announcement after Saturday's
victory over Idaho, the team's final home game this season. Fresno State
has two games remaining in their season.
In 10 games this season, Wright has rushed for
975 yards with nine scores. The running back also leads the team with 25
receptions, which in large part is a testament to the disappointing campaign of
the Bulldogs talented senior receivers.
Wright, who transferred to Fresno from West
Hills junior college in time for the 2003 season, posted a career-best
1,038 yards with a 5.5-yards-per-carry average as a sophomore.
Two games into the '04 season he suffered a
major knee injury, tearing his left patellar tendon. Wright then sat on
the sidelines the next two seasons rehabbing the injury.
At 6 feet and 215 pounds, Wright has excellent size
which he combines with top running skills. Offering first-day potential,
medical exams on his surgically repaired knee will dictate whether or not he is
ultimately selected during the first day of next April's draft.