The Owls pulled on the pads for the first time in 2014
Former walk-on who will look to contend for one of the open spots in the receiver rotation gaining his first playing time last fall primarily on special teams.
Made his first career start in place of Jordan Taylor in the opener at Notre Dame and caught his first two career passes for 39 yards and a touchdown... Combined with Driphus Jackson on a 26-yard scoring strike in the first quarter to tie the game 7-7 and register Rice's first touchdown in five games vs. Notre Dame in history.
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.