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Major Wright biography

Date of birth : 1988-07-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-11
Credited as : Football player NFL, safety for the Chicago Bears, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Major Wright is an American football free safety for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Bears in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida.

College:

Appeared in all 41 games in his three-year career at the University of Florida (2007-09), with 33 career starts at free safety... Collected 165 career tackles (111 solo), 10 PBUs, 4 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery... Added 8 INTs, returning them for 69 yards including 1 TD... Recovered a blocked field goal... National champion as a sophomore with the Gators.

JUNIOR: Appeared in all 14 games, making 12 starts at safety... Finished with 32 tackles (28 solos)...Posted 3 INTs and 2 PBUs... Recorded 4 solo tackles and 1 PBU in the Sugar Bowl win against Cincinnati...Tied for third among teammates after collecting 8 tackles (7 solo) in the SEC Championship versus Alabama... Pre-season all-SEC third-team selection.

SOPHOMORE: Started all 14 contests at free safety and was third on the team with 66 total tackles (36 solo)... Tied for second on the team with 4 INTs... Earned honorable mention all-sophomore recognition from College Football News... Collected 9 tackles and an INT in the BCS National Championship Game victory against Oklahoma... Recorded 4 tackles in the SEC Championship Game versus Alabama... Returned a blocked field goal 37 yards against Florida State... A member of the 2008 UF Football Leadership Committee.

FRESHMAN: Appeared in all 13 games at free safety (7 starts) and on special teams... Ranked third on the team and first among freshmen in total tackles with 67 (47 solo)... The 67 tackles were the fifth-most by any freshman in the SEC and his 47 solo stops were the second-highest total among freshmen in the SEC... Led the team and tied for first in the SEC in forced fumbles with 4, which were the most by a Florida player since Guss Scott had 5 in 2003 and the most by any Florida freshman since the statistic began being kept in 1982... Named to the coaches' freshman all-SEC and as a second-team freshman All-American by Rivals.com... Also garnered first-team All-American honors from CollegeFootballNews.com and the Sporting News' freshman All-American honorable mention... Played the Kentucky game with a cast on his hand due to a broken thumb... Selected to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Personal:

Started for the East in the U.S. Army All-American game and was nominated for the National U.S. Army Player of the Year Award... Started at safety for St. Thomas Acquinas H.S. for three years under Coach George Smith, helping lead the team to the state title game in 2006... First-team all-county and all-state selection during both his junior and senior seasons... Completed his senior season with 72 tackles, 3 INTs, 4 TFLs and 2 blocked kicks... During his junior year, he collected 58 tackles, 6 INTs, 3 blocked punts and 10 TFLs... Ranked second at his position and sixth among Florida's Top-100 prospects according to Rivals.com coming out of high school... Rated 90th on the ESPN150 list of top prospects... Social and behavioral science major... Gave his mother, Andrea Eluett, his 2009 BCS Championship ring for Mother's Day.

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