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Matthew Wright

Matthew  Wright

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Lancaster, Pa.

High School:
Lampeter-Strasburg

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 179

Position:
Placekicker

07/30/2015

Academic Accolades

More than 200 UCF student-athletes named to AAC All-Academic Team

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2015)
-Completed his first year kicking at the collegiate level by going 13-for-17 with a 76.5 percentage
-Was 5-for-7 from at least 40 yards out
-Scored 56 points on the year including going 17-for-17 in extra points
-Had a stretch where he made eight straight field goals
-Furman 9/19: Went 2-for-2 in field-goal attempts
-Tulane 10/3: Connected on a 34-yarder
-UConn 10/10: Was 2-for-2 with a long of 45
-Temple 10/17: Made all three field goals with a long of 48
-Houston 10/24: Converted another 48-yard field goal
-Tulsa 11/7: Perfect 3-for-3 with a long of 43
-UCF 11/26: Made only field-goal attempt

TRUE FRESHMAN (2014)
-Honored on to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team
-Dressed for the Tulsa game, and spent the year learning behind three senior kickers

PRIOR TO UCF
-Played for coach John Manion at Lampeter-Strasburg High School in Pennsylvania
-Ranked with three stars and as the No. 46 best kicker in the nation by ESPN
-Was on the Pennsylvania Football News Class AAA First-Team, and was tabbed a Section Two First-Team All-Star as a placekicker and punter
-Converted 9-of-11 field-goal attempts as a senior, with a long of 42
-Went 15-of-18 in his high-school career
-Missed only four of 126 extra-point attempts in high school
-Also a Lancaster Newspapers Fall All-Star in soccer
-Had walk-on offers from Purdue, Temple and Baylor

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