From QB to D-End to Linebacker, Catching Up with #11 Bryan Wright

At least a two-sport athlete…at least, 6’ 4” 240-pound Bryan Wright is a beast on the field. Wright played basketball and football in high school.  While playing quarterback, scouts took notice of his athletic ability and talents on the football field.

When Wright arrived in Clifton he became a defensive end and put on some weight.  In 2017, he started six games before being lost for the season due to a shoulder injury.  After surgery and rehab, the UC coaching staff decided to switch the athletic Bryan Wright to linebacker this year.  He lost 20 pounds during the recovery process.  Bryan states he never was a big guy so loosing the weight was natural for him.

Loosing Jaylyin Minor, the Bearcats defense has a very large hole to fill.  The former quarterback now has the ability to showcase his skills and play-calling past in the second level of the defense.  Wright says he is also very vocal and looks forward to pointing out issues to the defense throughout games this year.

Wright will keep #11 at his new linebacker position.   He wore #11 in high school and does not plan on ever losing that number ever again.

By Andy Smith

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