Feb. 5, 2007
EL PASO, Texas - Senior cornerback T.J. Wright (Beaumont, Texas) took part in the inaugural Texas vs. The Nation all-star game on Friday, Feb. 2 at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. The game featured senior all-stars who had their start or played on the collegiate level in the state of Texas versus top players from around the country.
Wright registered one tackle and one pass break-up in the contest for the Texas team. The Nation squad won the contest, 24-20.
A first-team All-MAC pick in 2006, Wright led all Ohio defensive backs, and ranked third on the team overall, with 59 tackles. He also paced the Bobcats with four interceptions, including one in the GMAC Bowl. Wright set school records with 18 pass break-ups and 20 passes defended, leading the MAC and finishing sixth in the nation with 1.57 passes defended per game.
Wright is the third Ohio player in as many seasons to play in a postseason all-star game. Dion Byrum played in the East-West Shrine Game following his All-America season of 2005, and Kevin Carberry participated in the All-Star Gridiron Classic following the 2004 season.