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Major Wright is latest Gator to declare for NFL draft



48WrightMajor Florida safety Major Wright is among the latest Gators to announce he won't return for his senior season, announcing on Wednesday his decision to declare for the NFL draft.

Wright played in all 14 games this season, registering 32 tackles (28 solo) and tied for second with three interceptions.

"I enjoyed my time in Gainesville, they were some of the best years of my life,'' Wright said. "I will always be a Gator and look forward to watching them play from the sidelines in the future.'' 

In 41 games, Wright had 165 tackles, 10 passes defended, eight interceptions, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

"Major will be missed in our secondary and by his teammates,'' UF coach Urban Meyer said. "He was a physical player who had a presence on the football field and was someone our players looked up to and gravitated to. They enjoyed being around him both on and off the field. We wish him the best of luck.''

Wright is the fifth Florida junior to declare for the NFL draft, joining CB Joe Haden, DE Carlos Dunlap, C Maurkice Pouncey and TE Aaron Hernandez.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:35pm]


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