Reserve linebacker who has appeared in seven games over the past two seasons... adds depth at linebacker and on special teams.
2007: Saw action in one game as a redshirt sophomore, playing on special teams against Louisiana-Lafayette.
2006: Saw action as a special teams performer in six of 13 games as a redshirt freshman... credited with a pair of tackles, one against Florida Atlantic and one against Middle Tennessee.
2005: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Crestwood High School in Sumter, S.C., in 2005... played for Coach Keith Crolley... was a 3A all-state selection, a two-time all-region pick and the 2004 Region 6 Defensive Player of the Year... named to the Statewide All-Defense team as a linebacker by High School Sports Report... on defense in 2004 he totaled 175 tackles, with three interceptions, 11 QB sacks, 22 QB hurries and six fumble recoveries... played in the 2004 South Carolina-North Carolina Shrine Bowl Game... named all-area and all-region as a junior... rated the 12th-best player in the state of South Carolina by High School Sports Report... rated the 13th-best player in the state of South Carolina by SuperPrep... rated the 17th-best player in the state and the 32nd-best safety in the country by Rivals.com.
PERSONAL: Damien Jamal Wright was born Sept. 24, 1987... is a retail management major.