Wright flips a switch when he’s on the field

Dante Wright is humble and soft-spoken in interviews.

Then the stadium lights come on. A switch is flipped.

Wright morphs into an attack dog. His intensity rises. He makes big plays. The crowd cheers. The opponents take notice. The switch doesn’t go off until the clock hits zero.

Last season was a breakout year for Wright, a Navarre senior whose versatility makes him one of the Panhandle’s best football players.

He rushed for more than 500 yards and 10 touchdowns. He nearly hit the 1,000-yard receiving mark while setting a single-season school record for touchdown receptions in a season (15).

Not to mention the punt and two picks he returned for a score. Or the fact that he was third on the team in tackles (52.5).

As good as he is, he hasn’t hit his ceiling yet. He is confident he can build off last year’s success.

“Absolutely I feel like I can do better,” Wright said. “I want to be the best player I can be. I want to be better than last year.”

Read the full article in the July 5 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.


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