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Two-year captain and defensive starter... As senior DE, posted 7.5 quarterback sacks and 13 tackles for loss among 74 total tackles... Added two forced fumbles and pair of fumble recoveries... Also posted a touchdown among eight receptions as TE... Team MVP and Southern California All-State DL recipient... As a junior, registered 46 total tackles, including four sacks... Superb power forward on Patriot varsity basketball squad... Earned All-State honors as a junior after leading Orange County with a 14.6-rebound average... Currently averages in double digits in both scoring and rebounds... High academic achiever.
Charles Eugene Wright... "Chuck"... Born May 24, 1996... Son of Ryan and Tyra Wright... Dad is an engineer; mom is a financial analyst... Has one brother, Ryan Jr... Family moved to California from Florida.
BECKMAN COACH GLEN FISHER
"No one is going to outwork Chuck. As a football player, he's incredibly talented. He's big, fast and strong. And he has tenacity and aggressiveness, which is what makes him such a terrific tackler.
"He is a kid who understands how to use space. He is an outstanding basketball player and understands body control and leverage. (As a football player), he can put his hand on the ground or be just as effective standing up.
"He played hurt for us so many times... and has the mental capacity to overcome that. Chuck is such a leader, such a competitor. And he has a (calming influence) on the team; he let's everyone know that everything is going to be okay. He has all the intangibles. He treats the freshmen just like he treats his peers."
Selected Vanderbilt over San Jose State, New Mexico State and Wyoming among others