A small, but extremely quick A-back who is healthy in 2011 after a non-football injury sidelined him for most of 2010... injured himself in a moped accident and ended up playing just three games as a junior... a proven ball-carrier who can also be be a receiver out of the backfield... has played in 24 career games with one start... averages 6.2 yards per carry... teams with Roddy Jones, Orwin Smith, Emby Peeples, B.J. Bostic and others to give Tech great depth at A-back... his redshirt was pulled off in the sixth game of 2008 and he immediately made an impact... has an exceptional initial burst... has a second gear in the open field.
Played in three games and started the Sept. 11 Kansas game... carried six times for 38 yards (6.3 yards per carry)... suffered his injury in late September and did not play the remainder of the season... carried once for three yards in the season opener vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4)... rushed five times for 35 yards in first career start, at Kansas.
A top back-up at A-back... played in all 14 games... rushed 33 times for 190 yards (5.8 ypa) and three touchdowns... rushed five times for 21 yards vs. Georgia (Nov. 28)... rushed five times for 47 yards and a touchdown at Duke (Nov. 14)... had a career-high four rushing attempts at Vanderbilt (Oct. 31)... rushed three times for 23 yards including a key 13-yard touchdown run in the win over fourth-ranked Virginia Tech (Oct. 27)... had three rushing attempts for 26 yards, a 19-yard run, and a touchdown carry at Florida State (Oct. 10)... had two carries for 14 yards at Mississippi State (Oct. 3).
The true freshman took off the redshirt in the sixth game of the year and served as a speedy back-up at A-back and a primary kick returner... showed promising ability as a runner, receiver and returner... had just four carries but averaged 9.2 yards per attempt... caught one pass for 47 yards... had nine kick returns for 200 yards (22.2 ypa)... had 83 all-purpose yards in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against LSU (Dec. 31)... had one reception for 47 yards and two kick returns for 36 yards against the Tigers... had a 37-yard kick return and three total returns for 84 yards at North Carolina (Nov. 8)... had a nifty 29-yard run to set up a touchdown in Tech's win over Florida State (Nov. 1)... had two kick returns for 38 yards including a long of 23 against Virginia (Oct. 25).. carried three times for eight yards including a long of four yards vs. Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11)... a small but extremely quick back... has an exceptional initial burst... has a second gear in the open field... compared by some to Garrett Wolfe.
Rushed for a San Antonio city record of 3,374 yards on 359 carries and scored 45 touchdowns last season as a senior... had at least one carry of 70-plus yards in eight consecutive games... played in the Army All-America Bowl... a first team all-state selection... played in eight career playoff games, producing 2,201 yards and 31 touchdowns... named the Texas Class 5A offensive player of the year... selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl... finished high school career by rushing for 100 or more yards in 25 consecutive games... had a career total of 7,036 career yards and 85 touchdowns... earned three varsity letters in football and three in track and field as a sprinter... wore No. 21 in high school - the same number worn by his brother... has four siblings... chose Georgia Tech over Tulsa, among others... chose Georgia Tech because of the football program, academics and the location.
Chose Georgia Tech because of the football program, academics and the location... given name is Marcus Lamar Wright... born Nov. 28, 1989 in Atlanta... father, Michael, played football at Alabama State... has four siblings... majoring in management.
Rushing Attempts: 5, three times, last vs. Kansas, Sept. 11, 2010
Rushing Yards: 47 at Duke, Nov. 14, 2009
Touchdowns: 1, three times
Longest Rush: 29 vs. Florida State, Nov. 1, 2008
Receptions: 1, vs. Louisiana State, Dec. 31, 2008
Yards Receiving: 47, vs. Louisiana State, Dec. 31, 2008
Long Reception: 47, vs. Louisiana State, Dec. 31, 2008
Kick Returns: 3 at North Carolina, Nov. 8, 2008
Longest Kick Return: 37 at North Carolina, Nov. 8, 2008
All-Purpose Yards: 84 at North Carolina, Nov. 8, 2008