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Alton Wright


Defensive Line




251 lbs.




Houston, Texas

Standout two-sport star in high school who developed into an exception rush end in the junior college ranks… has great size, speed, quickness and athletic ability… was a multi-sport letterman in high school.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Kilgore (Texas) JC… rated the no. 39 overall junior college prospect in the nation, regardless of position, by SuperPrep… a First-Team All-Southwest Junior College Conference selection in 2000 and 2001… a USA Today Honorable Mention selection for Texas Player of the Year in high school… rated the no. 8 junior college defensive end and no. 67 overall junior college prospect by JC Football Magazine.

HIGH SCHOOL: Jones… originally signed with Miami in 2000… totaled 285 tackles, 66 sacks, 14 forced fumbles, three blocked field goals over a three-year high school career… named the No. 76 overall high school prospect in Texas by SuperPrep… USA Today Honorable Mention All-America… named the No. 2 defensive lineman on Texas Football Magazine’s Top 300 list, as well as a Super 24 Team member… selected to the Houston Chronicle Top 100 and District 22-4A First-Team Defense… three-year first-team All-District and two-year first-team All-State selection… two-time District Most Valuable Player… named to the Dallas Morning News State Top 100… chose Miami over Texas A&M and Oklahoma… coached by Jim Rieves at Kilgore Junior College.

PERSONAL: Son of Roxy Wright.