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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – Jed Wright – Troy Area

Written by: on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Jed Wright, Troy Area

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Height: 5-10

Weight: 160

40 Yard Dash: 4.45

Class of: 2014

Position(s): QB/CB/PR/KR

Jersey: # 12

Years with Varsity: 3-years

Starting experience: 2-years

2012 Stats: Wright rushed for 1,564 yards on 165 carries and 18 touchdowns. He completed 27 of 55 passes for 447 yards and nine touchdowns. He had over 2,000 all-purpose yards.

2012 Highlights: He rushed for 223 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns against Canton.

Honors: Jed was named All-Region Offensive Player of the Year


Coaches Q&A with Jim Smith: 

What kind of leader is he?

“He is a quiet leader. He is very coachable. He is a smaller kid and is hit on every play. But he is very durable and he is a tough kid.”


What type of quarterback is he?

“He runs the show out there. He has a set of base plays and will read the defensive front and call two or three plays of what that read is. We run a triple option and he is really smart at what play to run. He’s very quick and fast. He can throw and he is efficient at doing it.”


How’s he on the defensive side?

“He is the type of player that we will match up with the other opponents best player.”


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