54 Darrian Wright
Darrian Wright


Dayton, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 280



Junior (2013): Played and started in all 12 games at nose tackle...12th on the team in tackles with 26, including 14 solo...Recorded 3 tackles for loss, including 2 sacks for 10 yards...Posted a career-high 5 tackles against Rutgers (3,2) and at Cincinnati (0,5)...Posted his first career sack against Montana State.

Sophomore (2012): Played in all 13 games... Had 12 tackles, including 0.5 TFL... Had a pick six in the win over Houston... Also had two QBHs... Part of an SMU defense that posted two shutouts, tied an NCAA season record for pick-sixes and tied for third in the country in total takeaways and second in fumble recoveries for TDs.

Freshman (2011): Saw time in seven games, recording two tackles.

Prep: A three-star Rivals.com recruit... Selected to PrepStar Magazine's All-Midlands Region Team... Named the District Player of the Year and preseason All-State by Dave Campbell's Texas Football... Voted Defensive MVP by the coaches in his district... Named first-team All-State and All-District as a senior... Named to MaxPreps.com's Texas Top 300... Recorded 123 tacks, 15 TFLs, seven sacks, four forced fumbles and 21 hurries in 2010... As a junior, tallied 73 tackles, 23 TFLs and seven sacks... Also played basketball and threw the shot in track... Chose SMU over offers from Northwestern, Kentucky, Tulane and Colorado State among others.