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#82 James Wright
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 203 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Belle Chasse, La.
High School: Belle Chasse HS
Major: Management
Born: 12/31/1991
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James Wright Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 05/12/2014

2014 Seventh-Round NFL Draft Pick (Cincinnati Bengals) - No. 239 Overall

CAREER
Played four years with the Tigers, developing into an outstanding and reliable contributor on special teams in addition to being a sure-handed receiver … Saw action in 50 games during LSU career, starting six times … Caught 25 passes for 304 yards with his best season coming in 2012 with 18 receptions for 242 yards … Selected by his teammates as special teams permanent team captain in 2013 … His brother – Jordan Mickey – is a starter on the LSU men’s basketball team and earned Freshman All-America honors in 2013-14 … Drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.

SENIOR SEASON (2013)
Played in all 13 games with no starts … Biggest contribution came on special teams where he registered 12 tackles for the Tigers … Did not catch but contributed on offense with his exceptional blocking ability as a wide receiver … Against TCU, had three special teams tackles and recovered a fumble that led to LSU field goal in win over the Horned Frogs … Named the recipient of the Wild Tiger Championship Trophy for accumulating the most production points on special teams for the Tigers in 2013.

JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
Played in 12 games starting four times … Starts came vs. North Texas, Washington, Auburn and South Carolina … Finished year with 18 catches for 242 yards … Set a career high with five receptions for 75 yards against Washington ... Caught a career-long 48-yard reception on a great diving play against Ole Miss and finished with three grabs for 64 yards ... Hauled in a 36-yard reception to set up LSU’s touchdown right before halftime against Mississippi State ... Did not play against Idaho.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
Played in all 14 games, starting twice  ... Earned his first career start at Alabama and also started against Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game ... Caught two passes for 20 yards with a long of 13 against Northwestern State ... Came on strong in spring practice and was one of the recipients of the “Most Improved” award heading into the season.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Played in 12 games with no starts ... Caught two passes for 21 yards ... Made his first career catch versus ULM and also hauled in an eight-yard pass at Arkansas.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of Louisiana’s top receiving prospects with good hands and deceptive speed ... A four-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout.com ... Also rated the No. 42 wide receiver in the country by Rivals and the No. 10 overall prospect in Louisiana ... Named to the SuperPrep Southwest Team, Times-Picayune Blue-Chip List and the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen ... Caught 39 passes for 732 yards and 10 touchdowns his senior year ... Class 4A first-team all-state selection in 2009 ... Also earned first-team all-district and all-metro honors ... Enjoyed an extremely productive junior season in which he caught 58 passes for 18 touchdowns and topped 1,000 yards for a state championship team ... Averaged over 18 yards per catch in each of his last two seasons ... Finished career with 2,521 receiving yards and 39 TD catches ... Coached by Robert Becnel.

PERSONAL
Full name is James Earl Wright ... Born Dec. 31, 1991 ... Mom is Helaine Wright ... Majoring in business administration with a concentration in management.

CAREER HIGHS     
Receptions: 5 vs. Washington, 2012
Yards: 75 vs. Washington, 2012
Touchdowns: 0
Long: 48 vs. Ole Miss, 2012

WRIGHT'S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
Att.
Yds.
TD
Long
2010
12-0
2
21
0
13
2011
14-2
5
41
0
13
2012 11-4 18 242 0 48
2013 13-0 0 0 0 -
Totals
50-6
25
304
0
48
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