Rice Owls football game vs. Old Dominion on Sept. 20, 2014
Former walk-on who became a solid contributor.
Third on the team with 24 catches...One of four Owls with a catch of at least 50 yards this year, grabbing a career-best, 51-yard TD from Driphus Jackson at LA Tech...Led the Owls with a career-high 80 receiving yards vs. ODU while tying with Dennis Parks for team lead with a career-high six catches...Recorded his first two career catches in the opener at Notre Dame, including a 26-yard touchdown from Driphus Jackson that was the Owls' first TD in history vs. the Irish...Followed that effort up by catching three for 32 yards at Texas A&M.
Made his debut on special teams vs. UTSA and went on to play in five games.
The Woodlands College Park High School
First team all-District 14-5A and all-county selection as a senior... Passed for 1,000 yards and five touchdowns while rushing for 1,000 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2011... Two-year starter finished his career with 1,647 passing yards and 11 scored along with 1,821 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns for coach Richard Carson... Also starred in basketball for three seasons, scoring 15 points per game en route to a district championship and first team all-district honors.
Full name: Zachary James Wright... Born: Oct. 12, 1993 at Buenos Aires, Argentina... Parents: Christopher and Holly Wright (one sister)... Mother, Holly, earned All-SWC honors in basketball at Rice in 1987 and ranks third on the Owls career scoring list with 1,791 points... Uncle, Jon Warren, coaches men's track and field at Rice... Rice major: Economics... Rice College: Will Rice.