Updated: December 5, 2013
2013: Joined the team in January and went through off-season workouts … Got work at fullback during spring practice … Had a tackle on special teams in the spring game … Played in 11 games …Was in on 73 plays, 14 on offense and 59 on special teams … Caught three passes for 23 yards … Caught a 4-yard pass, also contributing on special teams against Western Carolina … Was in on special teams at East Carolina, against Marshall and at Georgia Tech … Caught two passes for 19 yards in the win over North Carolina … Saw action on offense and special teams in the win over Pittsburgh … Was in on offense and special teams against Duke … Saw action on special teams at Boston College and Miami … Was in on special teams against Maryland and at Virginia.
2012: Signed with Tech in 2012, but deferred his enrollment until January of 2013 … Joined the team in January and went through off-season workouts … Got work at fullback during spring practice … Had a tackle on special teams in the spring game.
High School: Joins a long line of “Springers” to come to Tech, including Derrick and Antoine Hopkins, Macho Harris, Cris Hill, Jim Davis and Noland Burchette … A member of the PrepStar All-Atlantic Region squad for Coach Loren Johnson at Highland Springs High … Named the “Sleeper of the Year” in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ran for 607 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, with a 13.0-yard rushing average as a senior … Had 37 tackles, two sacks and an interception on defense his senior season … An honorable mention All-Met selection at running back by The Richmond Times-Dispatch as a senior … A first-team All-Capital District selection as a senior … Listed as the No. 29 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 35 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep … Ranked as the No. 41 running back in the country, the No. 93 player in his region and the No. 21 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … Ranked as the No. 90 “athlete” in the country and the No. 33 player in his state by 247Sports.
Personal: Jerome Elex Wright … Born 1/30/94 in Richmond, VA … Son of Jerome and Sonya Wright … Has a younger sister … Enrolled in university studies.