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#4 Jarius Wright
Position: WR
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
City/State: Warren, Ark.
High School: Warren HS
Experience: 2 Letters
Jarius Wright
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/20/2011
CAREER SUMMARY: Wright enters the 2011 season ranked 11th on Arkansas' all-time career receiving yards list with 1,817, 11th on the Razorbacks' all-time career touchdown receptions list with 12 and 12th on UA's all-time career receptions list with 102. He is tied for the lead among current Razorbacks and fourth all-time at Arkansas with five career 100-yard receiving games. His 32 career starts lead the offense and are tied for second among the 2011 team.

2010: He started all 13 games for the Razorbacks and finished the season with 788 receiving yards, the second-highest total on the team, and five touchdowns on 42 catches. His receptions and receiving yards were career highs, while his touchdown total tied his career high from 2009. He ranked fifth in the SEC with his 18.8 yards-per-reception average and eighth in the conference with his average of 60.6 receiving yards per game. His 23 receptions of at least 15 yards tied for fifth in the SEC, and his nine receptions of 25-plus yards tied for ninth. He ranked fifth in the NCAA with 542 receiving yards against ranked opponents. He busted out for a season-high 131 receiving yards on a career-high-tying six receptions vs. No. 1 Alabama. He also posted another 100-yard receiving game in Arkansas' 38-31 double-overtime victory at No. 22 Mississippi State. His 105 yards came on two catches and included an 89-yard touchdown reception that is the longest of his career and second-longest passing touchdown play in school history. The 89-yard reception also ranked as the second-longest passing play in the SEC and seventh-longest passing play in the NCAA in 2010. He opened the season with one 15-yard grab in the Razorbacks' 44-3 win vs. Tennessee Tech. He recorded three catches for 72 yards in a 31-7 win vs. ULM. He had 38 all-purpose yards in UA's 24-17 victory vs. Texas A&M, catching three passes for 29 yards and rushing once for nine yards. He had four catches totaling 51 yards at No. 7 Auburn. Wright collected 64 all-purpose yards in a 38-24 victory vs. Ole Miss with two receptions for 40 yards and one punt return for 24 yards. He made four grabs for 88 yards in the 41-20 win at No. 18 South Carolina. He tied his career high with six catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns, the first two-touchdown game of his career, while also returning one punt for eight yards in UA's 49-14 win vs. Vanderbilt. He had three catches for 32 yards and one touchdown in Arkansas' 58-21 win vs. UTEP. He made four receptions for 68 yards in the Razorbacks' 31-23 victory vs. No. 6 LSU. In the Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. No. 6 Ohio State, Wright pulled in four passes for 70 yards and one touchdown to become just the second Razorback in school history with a touchdown reception in consecutive bowl games.

2009: He played in all 13 games with 12 starts. He came off the bench against Florida. He was second on the team with 41 receptions and 681 yards, third with five touchdowns and 52.4 yards per game, and fourth with 16.6 yards per catch. He was 12th in the SEC in receiving yards per game and 16th in receptions (3.15). His touchdowns tied for 10th. He was 11th with 16 receptions of 15 yards or more and seventh with eight for 25 yards or more. He earned first downs on 30 of 41 receptions, which tied for ninth in the league. Wright also had five tackles for the year. He was Arkansas' Outstanding Offensive Player in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl win over East Carolina with four catches for 90 yards and a touchdown. He had six catches for 139 yards in the opener against Missouri State. He had four for 108 yards with a touchdown against Georgia. He also had TD receptions against Texas A&M, Troy and Mississippi State. He had three catches for 51 yards against Ole Miss, five for 67 against Troy, three for 34 against Mississippi State and four for 40 at No. 17 LSU.

2008: Wright appeared in all 12 games and started seven (Western Illinois, Texas, Auburn, Ole Miss, Tulsa, Mississippi State, LSU). He had 19 catches for 348 yards and two touchdowns. His highs came in the win over No. 19 Tulsa when he had five catches for 124 yards. His first touchdown of the year came at South Carolina on a career-long 70-yard reception in the second quarter. Wright also added a 46-yard touchdown reception in the final game of the season against LSU. Against the Tigers, he had three catches for 63 yards. Wright returned six punts for 15 yards and had three tackles.

HIGH SCHOOL: He racked up 58 receptions for 1,350 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior for coach Bo Hembree at Warren High School. He also carried the ball 55 times for 382 yards and eight touchdowns. He racked up 168 kickoff return yards and a touchdown on four kickoff returns, and 296 punt return yards and two touchdowns on seven punt returns. He earned a spot on the AP Super Team. He was a 2007 all-state selection and was selected to the All-Arkansas team by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Fellow coaches also named him as the outstanding back of his classification. As a junior, he totaled 51 catches, 1,086 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns. He also recorded three kickoff and two punt returns for scores. He was named to the all-state team. He was ranked the No. 30 player in the nation at his position and the No. 3 overall prospect in the state by Rivals.com. He was No. 218 in the Rivals 250 rankings. He was touted as the No. 3 overall prospect in the state by Hawgs Illustrated. He was rated the No. 39 receiver in the nation and the No. 3 overall prospect in the state by Scout.com. He was also recruited by Minnesota, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas Tech.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 25, 1989, he is the son of Jeanette Hooper and Joe Wright. He is majoring in sociology.



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