Bill Wright Athlete Profile

#53 Bill Wright

Bill Wright
Position: Linebacker Height: 6-3 Weight: 259 Roster Years: 1997 | 2000-2003 Hometown: Portland, OR Last School: Westview High School

Personal

Parents are John and Diane Wright ... served a Church mission to Brisbane, Australia ... recruited by Washington, Washington State, California, Missouri, Oregon, Oregon State and UNLV... majoring in business management.

At BYU

In 2001: Earned All-MWC Academic honors... competed in all 14 games for the Cougars as a sophomore, including the 2001 Liberty Bowl... credited with 21 tackles on the season, including 12 solo takedowns... listed as a starter on special teams... played a significant backup role at linebacker... posted a season-high four solo takedowns against Air Force.

In 2000: Saw limited action at linebacker, but was an important special teams performer... credited with stats in four games on the season... tallied six tackles, including four solo stops.


In 1997: Redshirted

Before BYU

Lettered three times in football and basketball and four times in track at Westview High ... first team all-state linebacker ... Metro League Defensive Player of the Year ... Metro Division National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete of the Year ... honorable mention All-American ... coached by Ron Linehan (Idaho).

Stats

Wright's Personal Best 
UT: 5 (Nevada, Sept. 14, 2002)
AT: 5 (Georgia Tech, Sept. 21, 2002)
Wright's Career Stats
Year Gms UT AT TFL FR INT Hur Sck
2000 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2001 13 12 9 0 0 0 0 0
2002 12 15 19 1 1 1 2 0
Total 27 28 29 1 1 1 2 0



1997 | Redshirt Year

Redshirted as a true freshman.

2000 | Freshman Year

Saw limited action at linebacker, but was an important special teams performer ... credited with stats in four games on the season ... tallied 6 tackles, including 4 solo stops.

2001 | Sophomore Year

Earned All-MWC Academic honors... competed in all 14 games for the Cougars as a sophomore, including the 2001 Liberty Bowl... credited with 21 tackles on the season, including 12 solo takedowns... listed as a starter on special teams... played a significant backup role at linebacker... posted a season-high four solo takedowns against Air Force.

2002 | Junior Year

A Mountain West Conference All-Academic selection ... saw action in all 12 games ... earned letterman honors ... credited with 34 tackles, including 15 solo tackles ... totaled a season-high 7 tackles against Georgia Tech ... had 1 interception, 2 hurries and 4 pass deflections during the season ... credited with his first career interception in the Cougars' 35-31 victory over Hawaii ... had a season-high 5 solo tackles at Nevada.

2003 | Senior Year

Earned Academic All-MWC honors ... saw action in 11 of the Cougars' 12 games during the season ... credited with 10 tackles, including two solo and 10 assisted takedowns ... credited with a fumble recovery that led to a touchdown in the Cougars' 44-36 win at San Diego State ... participated in spring drills ... credited with 3 sacks during spring drills ... switched from linebacker to defensive end during spring ball ... will compete for a starting position at defensive end during fall camp.