Wright driven to build off stellar freshman season

Dante Wright has every reason to sit back and just enjoy all that he’s accomplished in just one season of college football.

To call his freshman year at Colorado State an almost unreal success would be an understatement of epic proportions. The list of accolades and accomplishments are impressive.

Start with the fact that he was named a Football Writer’s Association of America Freshman All-American, the first in program history to earn the honor as a true freshman. He was tabbed an ESPN True Freshman All-American as well.

Then there’s the stat sheet. It includes two 100-yard games, a career-best seven catches in one game and 75-yard touchdown receptions in back-to-back games. Wright is also the first true first-year player to start at every game at CSU since Rashard Higgins in 2013. Higgins now plays for the Cleveland Browns.

And that just scratches the surface.

“It’s still crazy how it all unfolded and how the season went,” Wright said. “It was a great opportunity for me to show what I can do.”

Read the full article in the May 28 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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