- High School/Other
- 6' 2"
- 224 lbs.
- Highland Springs
- Richmond, Va.
Updated: September 8, 2015
2014-15: Was scheduled to redshirt, but was forced into action after several tailbacks suffered injuries … Was in for 10 plays on offense … Made his season debut in the Miami game, rushing three times for 9 yards … Ran the ball three times for 3 yards against Boston College … Dressed for the Duke game, but did not play due to an injury … Suffered a knee sprain and missed the rest of the season … Dressed for the bowl game, but did not play … Earned Iron Hokie honors in the weight room after benching 320 pounds and posting a 435-pound front squat in spring max testing.
2013-14: Played in 12 games … Was in on 102 plays, 27 on offense and 75 on special teams … Rushed seven times for 27 yards and 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 … Carried the ball seven times for 27 yards in the Sun Bowl.
2012-13: 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 … 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 his final season … 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 Jan. 30, 1994 in Richmond, Va. … Son of Jerome Wright, Jr. and Sonya Wright … Has a younger sister … Majoring in human development.