This article was written by Kelly Patrick, a contributor with KentuckySports.co.
During the dead days of Summer I decided to start a count-down of the top 10 Cardinal football players for the 2012 season according to NCAA Football 2012 by EA Sports. Sorry to all the great players who I will not be including in this prestigious count-down. Maybe next year? Here I go:
Jeremy Wright wears #28 is a 5-11 200 pound sophomore running back out of Clermont, FLA (East Ridge HS). Clermont is about 40 minutes to the West of Orlando.
A 3 star prospect coming out of high school according to scout.com Jeremy has been clocked at 4.5 seconds in the 40 yard dash, the 100 in 10.7 and holds the state record for average yards rushing per game in class 6A. He ran for a state high 2,707 yards and scored 26 touchdowns, which was second only to Emmitt Smith (id say that’s good company) in the history of Florida High School Football.
After coming to Louisville Wright red-shirted the 2009 season before rushing for 327 yards and 4 TDs and was the second leading rusher on the team behind Bilal Powell. Wright led the team while returning 16 kicks for a total of 489 yards, including a 95 yard return for a touchdown to help the Cards beat Southern Miss 31-28 in the Beef O’ Brady’s Bowl.
Once again this season Wright will most likely be the second option out of the backfield for Offensive Coordinator Mike Sanford. Do not be surprised if Wright builds on his freshman campaign and breaks out as one of the offensive stars for the Cards this season.