24  Ronald Wright
Ronald Wright

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Wilson, N.C.

High School:
Hunt

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
1L


A speedy local two-sport walk-on whose work ethic and unselfish attitude has allowed for a travel roster position and first varsity letter ... Brings plenty of quickness and athleticism to the Pirate secondary and, most assuredly, the special teams unit ... Will open sophomore campaign trying to take next step of career with two-deep placement in secondary if development continues at current rate ... Expected to continue role as mainstay on special teams unit... Missed a good portion of spring workouts after suffering a knee injury while competing with ECU's indoor track program ... Returned at the latter stages of workouts and experienced action in the '07 Purple-Gold Game (credited with three tackles).

2006: Provided help on special teams and experienced reserve action in the secondary ... Did not play in the first three games (Navy, UAB, Memphis) but appeared in the remaining 10 games ... Posted lone tackle (solo) of season against Tulsa (10/14) ... Stop against Golden Hurricane came during first career stint in defensive backfield.

2005: Redshirted ... Officially earned roster position during the fall ... provided program with an outstanding effort as the top scout team special teams player (recipient of program's Rick Bankston Memorial Award).

High School: A two-year letterman and team captain for coach Randy Raper at Hunt High School ... Earned all-conference and all-area honors as a senior ... Named as team's most improved player and MVP ... Helped lead the Warriors to a 13-3 mark, regional title and state runner-up finish in 2004 ... Also lettered in track, capturing a conference title in the 400 meters ... Selected as track program's "runner-of-the-year" as a junior and senior ... Had impressive distinction of having a perfect attendance record during 13 years in the public school system.

Personal: Full name is Ronald Anthony Wright ... Born May 21, 1987 at Wilson, N.C. ... A communications major ... Earned selection to the 2006- 07 ECU Athletic Director's Honor Roll (fall semester).