#11 Charles Wright


Height 6'3"
Weight 240
Position LB
Class Redshirt Senior
Hometown Irvine, Calif.
High School Beckman

2018 Bednarik Award preseason watch list
2018 Second Team Preseason All-SEC (media poll)
2018 Third Team Preseason All-SEC (coaches)
2017 Second Team All-SEC Defense (Associated Press)
2017 Bednarik Award Watch List (midseason addition)
2016 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

Wright missed the final two months of action… Played in five early-season games, with starting assignments against Middle Tennessee, Nevada, Notre Dame and South Carolina before a leg injury ended his campaign… Finished the year with eight unassisted tackles, 16 total tackles and a forced fumble… Had three solo tackles in victory over Nevada… Contributed season-high five stops against South Carolina… Added three tackles and a forced fumble in season-opening win over Middle Tennessee.

Wright enjoyed an All-Southeastern Conference caliber campaign in his first year as a regular starter on the defense… Started all 12 games at outside linebacker, playing through midseason injuries… Topped the Commodores – and shared league lead – with nine quarterback sacks, the second highest total in team history behind only Alan Young’s 12-sack total in 1993… Established several other single-season highs, including 43 total tackles, 18 solo stops and 10.5 tackles for loss… Opened the season in sensational style, contributing three quarterback sacks among four tackles at Middle Tennessee, a sack and seven tackles against Alabama A&M and two sacks against Kansas State… Also posted two sacks in win over Western Kentucky… Registered six tackles against Alabama and Missouri… Ended the season with a sack in win at Tennessee.

Wright enjoyed his biggest role as a Commodore, contributing in 12 games at outside linebacker… He finished the year with 13 total tackles, including nin solo stops, 3.5 tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and fumble recovery… He produced multiple tackles against four opponents: Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss and NC State in the Camping World Independence Bowl… Wright’s forced fumble came in the win over Tennessee; his fumble recovery came in the opener against South Carolina.

Wright saw action in every game as a redshirt freshman outside linebacker and special teams contributor… Posted three tackles, including a quarterback sack, in victory over Austin Peay.

Wright did not see action as a true freshman defensive player… Participated as linebacker on practice squads.

High School
Two-year captain and defensive starter… As senior DE, posted 7.5 quarterback sacks and 13 tackles for loss among 74 total tackles… Added two forced fumbles and pair of fumble recoveries… Also posted a touchdown among eight receptions as TE… Team MVP and Southern California All-State DL recipient… As a junior, registered 46 total tackles, including four sacks… Superb power forward on Patriot varsity basketball squad… Earned All-State honors as a junior after leading Orange County with a 14.6-rebound average… High academic achiever.

Charles Eugene Wright… “Chuck”… Majoring in Human and Organizational Development… Born May 24, 1996… Son of Ryan and Tyra Wright.. Dad is an engineer; mom is a financial analyst… Has one brother, Ryan Jr… Family moved to California from Florida.

Career Highs
Total Tackles: 7, vs. Alabama A&M, 9/9/2017
Solo Tackles: 4, at Middle Tennessee, 9/2/2017
Quarterback Sacks: 3, at Middle Tennessee, 9/2/2017
Tackles for Loss: 3, at Middle Tennessee, 9/2/2017
Forced Fumbles: 1, vs. Tennessee, 11/26/2016

Charles Wright action shot 10-02-15