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Wright returns to Duke football program

Posted Monday, July 12, 2010

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Durham, NC Duke head football coach David Cutcliffe announced on July 2 that former Blue Devil wide receiver and team captain Jomar Wright has returned to his alma mater to serve as a graduate assistant coach. Wright will work with Duke’s defensive unit.

“We’re thrilled to have Jomar back at Duke,” Cutcliffe said. “His track record as a student-athlete speaks for itself, and we feel he has a very bright future in coaching.”

After graduating from Duke in 2008 with a degree in cultural anthropology, Wright spent two seasons (2008-09) on the coaching staff at Presbyterian (S.C.) College. Playing in 40 career games from 2004-07 as a wide receiver at Duke, Wright finished his career with 122 catches for 1,638 yards and nine touchdowns. On Duke’s all-time charts, he ranks ninth in receiving yards, tied for 10th in pass receptions and 22nd in yards per reception (13.43). As a senior, he hauled in 56 passes for 599 yards and five touchdowns, ranking sixth in the ACC in receptions per game (4.67).


Wright helped Byrnes (S.C.) High School to consecutive 4A Division II state championships in 2002 and 2003. As a senior, he established a state single-season record with 103 pass receptions for 1,824 yards and 20 touchdowns.

 
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