Had 200 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, five sacks, 11 quarterback pressures, two pass breakups, and one recovered fumble in 1,737 snaps over 52 games (26 starts) in his career ... legally changed his last name from Hawkins to Wright prior to the 2012 season ... switched from jersey #45 to #42 prior to the 2010 season.
2012: Had 30 tackles and one quarterback pressure in 163 snaps over 13 games (one start) ... had six tackles in 34 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... had six tackles in 32 snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had three tackles in 17 snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had three tackles in 18 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had four tackles in 10 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10; named team special teams player-of-the-game ... preseason third-team All-ACC by Phil Steele.
2011: Had 80 tackles, five tackles for loss, three quarterback pressures, and two pass breakups in 697 snaps over 14 games (11 starts)...third on the team in tackles...had a team-tying-high eight tackles in 50 snaps against Troy on Sept. 3; named team defense player-of-the-game...had six tackles in 55 snaps against Wofford on Sept. 10...named team special teams player-of-the-game at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1...had 14 tackles and a tackle for loss in 73 snaps at Georgia Tech on Oct. 29; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game...had seven tackles, a team-high two tackles for loss, and a pass breakup in 47 snaps at N.C. State on Nov. 19...had seven tackles in 38 snaps against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3...had seven tackles and a tackle for loss in 44 snaps against #22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.
2010: Solid Rock Award winner among linebackers...had 71 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and three sacks in 758 snaps over 13 games (13 starts)...third on the team in tackles...second on the team in tackles for loss...had six tackles and two tackles for loss against North Texas...had a team-high nine tackles, including eight first hits, at North Carolina...had a team-high 13 tackles, including 12 first hits, against #17 South Carolina...team defensive player-of-the-game by the coaches for his performance against North Carolina and South Carolina...had seven tackles and a recovered fumble against #23 N.C. State...had 10 tackles and a tackle for loss in 66 snaps against South Florida.
2009: Had 19 tackles in 12 games, including eight against Coastal Carolina when he led the Tigers in tackles...played 24 snaps in that game...had two sacks in that game as well, one of just four Tigers to have two in a game all year...played five snaps against Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship game and the 40 in the bowl game.\
Before Clemson: Rated as the nation’s #10 inside linebacker by ESPN.com and #49 inside linebacker by Rivals.com...#23 middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com...#28 player in Georgia by SuperPrep and #46 player by Rivals.com...member of the Southeast All-Region team by PrepStar...had 112 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, six sacks, four caused fumbles, two recovered fumbles, eight pass breakups, and two receiving touchdowns as a senior...coached by Jesse Hicks at Baldwin High School...recruited by Chris Rumph...chose Clemson over Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami (FL), Nebraska, and N.C. State.
Personal: Cousin of former Tiger All-America linebacker Leroy Hill (2001-04), who played multiple years in the NFL...majoring in sociology...born Oct. 31, 1990.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide