Anthony Wright, Jr.

Anthony  Wright, Jr.


Cleveland, OH

High School:
Maple Heights

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 200



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No. 25 Falcons Air It Out to Top Colorado State 49-27

Air Force 49, Colorado State 27 Saturday, October 9, 2010 Colorado Springs, Co.

2010 (Junior) - Played and started in 13 games ... enters the 2011 season with 33 consecutive starts ... recorded 50 total tackles, including 30 unassisted ... had 2.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions ... honorable mention all-MWC ... five tackles and a tackle for loss vs. New Mexico ... three tackles and an interception at Army ... five tackles, a pass breakup and his first interception of the season vs. Utah ... career-high eight tackles and a pass breakup at Oklahoma ... ranks fifth in Air Force history and tied for fifth in MWC history with 10 career interceptions which are the most among active AF and MWC players ... ranks second all-time in MWC history with 212 career INT return yards (327, Kevin Thomas, UNLV, 1999-01) ... his 212 career interception return yards is second in school history (296, Tom Rotello, 1983-86) ... 14 career turnovers (10 INT, 3 FF, 1 FR) ... enters the season with 147 career tackles which ranks second amongst active players.

2009 (Sophomore) - Played and started in all 13 games ... was on the Lott Trophy watch list for 2010 as the nation's top defensive player ... preseason first-team all-conference selection by Phil Steele's Magazine ... second-team all-MWC in 2009 ... led the conference and ranked sixth nationally in interceptions with a .54 average (7 total) ... set a school record with three interceptions vs. Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl ... his seven interceptions are the third most in a single season at Air Force and most since 1992 (Carlton McDonald, 8) ... ... tied for fourth in the conference in passes defended with a .85 avg (11 total) ... scored three touchdowns on the season ... returned two INTs for touchdowns, a 47-yard effort for his first-career score vs. SDSU and a 67-yard effort at Navy ... recorded an 88-yard punt return for a touchdown to become the first Falcon to return a punt for a touchdown since Matt Farmer vs. New Mexico in 1998 ... his 88-yard return is the second-longest in school history and the longest since Mike Quinlan went 92 yards vs. Colorado in 1960 ... Wright finished the Army game with 125 punt return yards on three returns which is the second most yards in a single game in Air Force history and the most since Chip Hough had 179 vs. SMU in 1971 ... averaged 41.7 yards per return which is the second in school history and best since Hough had a 59.7 average vs. SMU in 1971.

2008 (Freshman) - Played in all 13 games, started the last 10 ... recorded 43 total tackles, including 32 unassisted ... had one tackle for loss and an interception ... tied for the team lead in pass breakups with five ... tied for the team lead in forced fumbles with two ... three tackles and two forced fumbles vs. Navy ... two tackles and his first-career interception at Houston ... interception came in the red zone in the fourth quarter and helped Air Force secure a three-point victory ... four tackles and a tackle for loss at San Diego State ... four tackles, all unassisted, at Army ... then-career-best six tackles vs. BYU ... season-best seven tackles at TCU ... averaged 6.5 tackles his last two regular season games and recorded back-to-back games with a career high in tackles ... two unassisted tackles and a pass breakup vs. Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl.

High School - Lettered three years in football ... named all-district and all-league as a sophomore ... named offensive most valuable player in the league as a junior and senior ... first-team all-Ohio as a senior ... was a PNC Big 33 selection ... high school football coach was Jeff Rotsky.

Personal - Son of Anthony, Sr., and Diane Wright ... has three younger sisters, Akilah, Ashante and Aliyah ... majoring in social sciences ... member of cadet squadron 1 ... this past summer, worked mission support and also took both aeronautical and astronautical engineering ... favorite food is peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwiches ... favorite book is Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy ... credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career because "he has been there for guidance and inspiration for me" ... listens to The Breeze by Wale before games ... famous person he would like to meet is Jim Brown ... something not many people know about him is that he loves to sing ... one word to describe him is "mysterious" ... greatest moment in sports was sharing a hug with his father before his last high school football game ... hobbies are lifting weights, shopping, playing video games and reading ... favorite NFL team is the Philadelphia Eagles ... favorite player is Green Bay Packers' cornerback Charles Woodson ... favorite athlete is Deion Sanders ... wears the No. 5 because of his three sisters and two parents ... would like to go to graduate school ... long-term goal is to be a coach.

Wright's Career Defensive Statistics

Year Games Unassisted/Assisted Tackles TFL Sacks Int/Yds FF/R
2010 13 30-20 50 2.5/5 0.0 2/39 0/0
2009 13 38-16 54 4.0/12 0.0 7/153 1/1
2008 13 32-11 43 1.0/1 0.0 1/20 2/0
Totals 39 100-47 147 7.5/18 0.0 10/212 3/1

Wright's Career Punt Return Statistics

Year Games Returns Yards Avg Long
2010 13 6 74 12.3 32/NWS
2009 13 12 218 18.2 88/Army
2008 13 2 6 3.0 7/SDSU
Totals 39 20 298 14.9
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