October 5, 2010

Making the 'Wright' move

K.J. Wright had several SEC opportunities coming out of Olive Branch (Miss.) High School as a senior.

But nearly every school coveted the 6-foot-4 linebacker prospect as a defensive end at the next level. Wright decided to stick with Mississippi State, one of the few schools that liked him at linebacker, and use his unique size and speed to help the Bulldogs defense over the past four years.

"I believe this is the perfect place for me," Wright said. "I'm playing the position that I like to play playing linebacker. I've just had a great four years here. I wouldn't change anything. I've enjoyed my time here and enjoyed my teammates."

Wright has appeared in all but two games (27 total) during his MSU career earning 17 starting calls. He has recorded 199 tackles during that span including 17.5 stops for loss, 6.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 12 pass deflections.

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