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#43 Tenarius Wright
Position: DE
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 250
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
City/State: Memphis, Tenn.
High School: Whitehaven HS
Experience: 1 Letter
Tenarius Wright
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/20/2011
CAREER SUMMARY: Wright has appeared in 34 games with nine starts. He has collected 95 tackles, 20.0 for loss with 9.0 sacks, eight quarterback hurries, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He leads current Razorbacks in career tackles, tackles for loss, sacks, quarterback hurries and forced fumbles and is tied for the team lead in fumble recoveries. He moved to linebacker during 2012 spring practice.

2011: Wright started all eight games in which he appeared and recorded 25 tackles, 5.0 for loss with 1.5 sacks, five quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. His quarterback hurry total tied for the team lead despite him being injured early in the game at No. 3 Alabama and missing the next five games. He opened the season with four tackles, 0.5 for loss, in a 51-7 win vs. Missouri State. The next week, he again made four tackles with 0.5 for loss and also added one forced fumble in the 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico. He recorded two tackles in a 38-28 win vs. Troy before being injured the next week at Alabama. He returned with one tackle and one quarterback hurry in the 49-7 victory vs. Tennessee. He made four tackles, 0.5 for loss, and had a career-high three quarterback hurries in a 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State. At No. 1 LSU, he made a season-high five tackles, 0.5 for loss with 0.5 sack, and one quarterback hurry. He tied his season high with five tackles, including a career-high 3.0 for loss with 1.0 sack, and added one fumble recovery in helping Arkansas defeat No. 11 Kansas State 29-16 in the AT&T Cotton Bowl.

2010: He appeared in all 13 games for the Razorbacks and finished the season with 36 tackles, including 8.0 for loss and 6.0 sacks, three quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. His sack total tied for ninth in the SEC. Wright made a career-high nine tackles, including a then-career-high-tying 2.0 for loss with 1.0 sack, in Arkansas’ 38-31 double-overtime win at No. 22 Mississippi State. His sack came on fourth down in the second overtime and sealed the win. He recorded a career-high 2.0 sacks as part of a then-career-high five tackles and forced one fumble vs. No. 1 Alabama. He had one tackle in the season-opening 44-3 victory vs. Tennessee Tech. He made two tackles in UA’s 31-7 win vs. ULM. He made four tackles, including 0.5 sack, in the Razorbacks’ 31-24 win at Georgia. He recorded two tackles, 1.0 for loss with 0.5 sack, in the Razorbacks’ 24-17 victory vs. Texas A&M. He made one tackle at No. 7 Auburn. Wright made three tackles, 0.5 for loss, and recovered one fumble at the Arkansas 4-yard line in the fourth quarter of a 38-24 win vs. Ole Miss. He recorded three tackles, including 1.0 sack, and one quarterback hurry in UA’s 49-14 victory vs. Vanderbilt and made three tackles with one quarterback hurry in the 58-21 victory vs. UTEP. He made one tackle in the 41-20 win at No. 18 South Carolina. He made two tackles, including 1.0 sack, and registered one quarterback hurry in Arkansas’ 31-23 victory vs. No. 6 LSU.

2009: He saw action in all 13 games with a start against South Carolina. He was 12th on the team with 34 tackles, fifth with 7.0 tackles for loss of 28 yards and first with three forced fumbles while adding 1.5 sacks to earn SEC All-Freshman honors. He was second in the SEC with the three forced fumbles. He was named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for the Texas A&M contest when he had three tackles, including 2.0 for loss and 1.0 sack, and forced two fumbles. He had five TFLs through the first four games of the season with at least one in each contest. He had five tackles at Alabama, four against Missouri State, and three against Georgia, Texas A&M, Florida, Ole Miss, Eastern Michigan and Mississippi State. He also had his third forced fumble against Mississippi State.

2008: He practiced with the scout team during his redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL: He missed the first four games of his senior season due to injury, but still totaled 92 tackles, 5.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and three interceptions for coach Rodney Salisbury. As a junior at Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tenn., he recorded 98 tackles and 11.0 sacks. He also spent time at the defensive end position. He was Rivals.com’s No. 15 overall prospect in the state of Tennessee. He was ranked as the No. 28 middle linebacker in the nation and the No. 9 prospect in the state by Scout.com. He was also recruited by Kentucky, North Carolina and Ole Miss.

PERSONAL: Born March 8, 1990, he is the son of David Jones and Teresa Wright. He is majoring in criminal justice.

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