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Arist Wright

Position Linebacker
Height 6'0"
Weight 226 lbs.
Class Redshirt Senior
Hometown Houston, Texas
High School Alief Taylor HS

Career Honors: 2006: KU Defensive Player of the Week vs. Baylor.

2008 (Jr.): Saw action at linebacker and on special teams during the year… Started against Sam Houston State and Iowa State… Recorded eight tackles against Colorado… Followed that with five tackles at Oklahoma in the next game… Had 33 tackles on the season.

2007 (So.): Played as a backup linebacker and on special teams… Recorded 17 tackles on the year… Had 1.5 tackles for loss, including one sack… Sack came against Southeastern Louisiana… Best statistical effort was a three-tackle game against Nebraska… Had two tackles in four different games.

2006 (Fr.): Appeared in all 12 games and made four starts… Ended the season with 27 total tackles including 20 solo stops… Recorded one interception and added two pass break-ups… Collected a season-high six tackles against both Oklahoma State and Missouri… Had a 28-yard interception return against Baylor and earned team[apos]s Defensive Player of the Week.

2005 (RS): Redshirted.

High School: Named academic all-district first team after his senior season… Posted 259 total offensive yards in a game against Katy as a senior, including 124 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns… Earned varsity letters in football, baseball and track for ATHS.

Personal: Born in Houston, Texas… Major is applied behavioral science… Main hobby is eating… Claims to be a handy man… Son of Lash and Sandra Wright… Has two brothers and two sisters… Uncle Vernon Perry played football in the NFL.

Up Close: Favorite Website – ku.edu, Favorite Athlete – Tim Brown, Favorite Activity Other Than Football – Eating, Post-College Dream (other than NFL) – Be successful, Football is… Great.

Defense G UT AT Total TFL Sacks INT PBU FR
2006 12 20 7 27 1-2 0 1-28 3 1
2007 12 9 8 17 1.5-6 1-5 0 0 0
2008 12 14 19 33 2-4 0 0 0 0
Totals 36 43 34 77 4.5-12 1-5 1-28 3 1