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Wright commits to Edward Waters College

Former Springstead Running Back commits to Edward Waters College

By: Danny Aiello Jr

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Daniel Wright’s football career will continue. The former Springstead Eagle tailback saw his senior year come to an end when he suffered a knee injury, leaving his chances to play at the collegiate level in doubt.

“I’m happy because I get to play at the next level” Wright said. “I was down, but I knew I was going to play again after my injury because I’ve been able to work out and feel like it never happened.

In 2014, Wright carried 202 times for 962 yards and 11 touchdowns, leading the Eagles to a 6-4 record.

In 2013, his last healthy campaign, Springstead went 11-2, led again by Wright with 214 carries for 1,186 yards and 10 touchdowns.

His signal caller then will be his teammate again with the Tigers, as Tyler Mahla will compete for the quarterback job.

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Mahla (left) and Wright. via Facebook

“It’s amazing getting to play with my best friend again.” Wright said. “We have been playing together since we were 7 years-old.”

The tandem combined for over 2,000 rushing yards on 400 carries and over 20 touchdowns in 2013, and the thought of them doing it together again made the tailback smile.

“Never would I have thought we would play little league, middle school, high school and soon to be college together.” Wright said. “I can’t wait to experience it with my best friend.”

The 5’11 Wright sports a 2.944 GPA, and will major in Law at EWC.

“I wanted to major in nursing,” Wright said. “Edward Waters College doesn’t offer it, so I’ll major in law and minor in nursing.”

The Tigers schedule opens up with a game at home August 22, against University of Faith.

When asked what he is looking forward to the most about college, Wright just said he’s just ready to get on the field and get back to work.

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  • It’s great to finally read a “feel good” story. Congrats to both of you young men !!!! Good luck on your upcoming adventures !!

    Thursday, 9 July 2015, 5:36 pm

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