Sophomore wide receiver Isaiah Wright started the season hot, and is expected to make an explosive impact for the Temple Owls offense in their 2017 campaign. Wright possess raw natural talent and athleticism that makes him the ultimate dual threat on offense.
As a true freshman last season, Wright carried the ball 42 times racking up 232 yards to along with one rushing touchdown. He also caught 8 passes for 74 yards. As a kick returner, Wright returned 11 kickoffs for 278 yards.
Before Saturday, Wright was completing his senior season of high school football the last time Temple and Notre Dame met back on October 31, 2015. He was a two-way athlete, playing both sides of the ball at quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back at Kingswood-Oxford high school in Hartford, Connecticut. He was a three-time conference honoree in high school.
To hear from Isaiah Wright during training camp, watch his Mic’d Up video from Temple Athletics. Disclaimer: Wright can land a front flip wearing full pads.
The Owls went into South Bend with a lot of confidence and high expectations as they had an excellent summer camp but unfortunately walked away with a loss. Wright snagged 4 catches for 79 yards in the season opener- and likely played more minutes due to Ventell Bryant’s lagging hamstring injury. In his chance to shine, he led the team in receiving yards and proved he can contribute to an offense in a big way. He’s already got a new career high in receiving yards for a season in just one game (74 rec. yards in 2016). Look out for number 13 in cherry and white this upcoming season as he looks to make an immediate impact on the field whenever his number is called.