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2003 Football Roster


Kerry Wright

Class: r-Jr.
Position: WR
Height: 5-9
Weight: 176 pounds
Previous School: Tri-Cities HS
Hometown: East Point, GA

In Record Book: Set a single-season record with 1,280 receiving yards in 2003 ... His 73 receptions in 2003 ranks No. 2 all-time ... Broke the single-season touchdown reception mark with nine in 2003 ... Enters 2004 season ranked eighth all-time in receptions with 91, sixth in receiving yardage (1,541)and tied for 10th in touchdown receptions (11).

2003: A first team All-Sun Belt Conference performer ... Played in all 12 games and started 11 times ... Set a Sun Belt Conference and school record with 1,280 receiving yards ... His 73 receptions ranked as the second most in school history while his nine touchdowns grabs set a new Blue Raider mark ... Also set a new SBC record in receiving yardage per game at 106.7 ... Averaged 6.3 catches and 116.9 yards against Sun Belt competition ... Reeled in eight receptions in the season opener against FAU ... Followed that performance with his first-ever 100-yard receiving game when he registered five grabs for 103 yards against No. 8 Georgia ... Had a career long 71-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter against the Bulldogs ... Led the Blue Raiders with four catches at Clemson ... At No. 23 Missouri, Wright hauled in seven receptions for 144 yards and a touchdown to lead all receivers (had a 38-yard acrobatic grab from tailback Eugene Gross) ... Collected five passes for 94 yards vs Temple, including a 71-yard TD pass from Clint Marks ... Also snared a two-point conversion from Marks ... In the win over NMSU, Wright grabbed five passes for a career-best 187 yards (84 yards came after the catch) and a school record tying three touchdowns ... The 187 yards ranked as the third-best effort in school history ... Hauled in a career-high 10 passes for 144 yards against North Texas ... Caught nine passes for 89 yards and a touchdown in the snow at Utah State ... Became the first 1,000-yard receiver in school history when he caught four passes for 97 yards against Troy State ... One of his grabs against TSU was a 56-yard touchdown reception to equal the single-season record ... Ended the season by reeling in eight receptions for 119 yards in a win over Arkansas State.

2002: Competed in all 12 games, including six as a starter ... Hauled in 11 catches for 117 yards and a touchdown ... Set his personal mark with three receptions for 19 yards against North Texas ... Added two catches for 15 yards at Arkansas State ... Had a 53-yard touchdown catch in the win over Louisiana-Lafayette ... Also had four rushing attempts for 60 yards, including a 33-yard run at Kentucky.

2001: Played in all 11 games and earned three starts ... Had seven catches on the season for 144 yards and a touchdown ... His 20.6 yard average per catch was second best on the team ... Led the Blue Raiders in kickoff returns with 16 for 398 yards (24.9 yard average) ... Also had four punt returns for eight yards ... Hauled in a career-best two receptions for 68 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown strike against Idaho ... Registered single catches against Troy State, Ole Miss, New Mexico State, Arkansas State, and LSU ... Had three kickoff returns for 110 yards and a touchdown in the win over Connecticut ... His touchdown return covered 86 yards and marked the longest by a Blue Raider since 1998.

2000: Sat out the season due to NCAA academic requirements ... Practiced the first two weeks of fall camp and had moved all the way up to the top of the depth chart at the "Z" position before having his appeal revoked.

High School: Rated a four-star receiver (out of five) and the No. 21 ranked wideout in the nation by Rivals100.com ... Hauled in 58 catches for 1,341 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior at Tri-Cities ... Voted to Class AAAA All-State team and the All-South Fulton team ... Rated a Super Southern 100 receiver ... Was rated among the top five pass catchers in Georgia by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Selected to play in the prestigious Georgia-Florida All-Star Game.

Personal: Guardian: Pam White ... Born: 7/30/81 ... Major: Physical Education.



2001 Game-by-Game Stats
2002 Game-by-Game Stats
2003 Game-by-Game Stats
2004 Game-by-Game Stats