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Mike Wright

Wright during an August 28, 2009 preseason game against the Washington Redskins.
No. 99     New England Patriots
Defensive tackle / Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: March 1, 1982 (1982-03-01) (age 27)
Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
College: Cincinnati
Undrafted in 2005
Debuted in 2005 for the New England Patriots
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     118
Sacks     9.0
Interceptions     0
Forced fumbles     4
Pass deflections     2
Stats at NFL.com

Michael Wright (born March 1, 1982 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American football defensive lineman for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was originally signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Cincinnati.

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Early years

Wright graduated from Purcell Marian High School in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2000. He was a letterman and a starter for two years; as a senior, he won All-City and All-State honors.

College career

After high school, Wright attended Ashland University, where he played football for a season in 2000. In 2001, he transferred to the University of Cincinnati, where he walked-on to the football team. He was redshirted his freshman season in 2001, and missed his sophomore season in 2002 with a knee injury. In 2003, he made six starts on the defensive line for Cincinnati and was named the team's defensive newcomer of the year. Wright recorded 42 tackles in his senior season in 2004 in addition to blocking an extra point.

Professional career

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New England Patriots

Wright was signed by the New England Patriots after going undrafted in the 2005 NFL Draft. He made the Patriots' roster out of training camp and played in 13 games in his 2005 rookie season. He was placed on injured reserve on January 6, 2007, and missed the team's two playoff games. In the second week of the 2006 season, Wright made his first career start, and made four overall starts on the year. He led the team once in tackles and twice in special teams tackles in 2006.

Wright played in nine games in 2007 before being placed on injured reserve on December 13. He returned in 2008 to play in all 16 games, starting two. He finished the season with a career-high 2.5 sacks and 33 tackles. Wright was re-signed by the Patriots to a four-year contract in March 2009 after failing to find a starting job on the free agent market.[1]

Wright played in all 16 games for the Patriots in 2009, starting nine. He finished the season with 35 tackles and five sacks.

References

  1. ^ Reiss, Mike (2009-03-23). "After further review". Boston.com Reiss' Pieces. http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2009/03/twoweek_recap.html. Retrieved 2009-08-04.  

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