Silver and Blue Spring Game set for April 25
JUNIOR (2017) – Will look for an increased role at running back as a junior in 2017 while backing up returning All-Mountain West honoree James Butler.
SOPHOMORE (2016) – Played in 11 of Nevada’s 12 games as a sophomore, mostly as the team’s third running back … Contributed on special teams … Carried the ball seven times for 26 yards … Had a long rush of eight yards against San Diego State (11/12) … Rushed a season-high four times in the win over Buffalo (9/17) for 17 yards.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2015) - Played in nine games with limited carries behind a pair of 1,000-yard rushers … Also contribute on special teams … Listed as the team’s No. 3 running back throughout the season … Tallied his first career rush in the season-opener against UC Davis with one carry for two yards … Posted a career-high three carries for six yards against Pac-12 foe Arizona … Also saw playing time against Buffalo, UNLV, New Mexico, Wyoming, Hawai’i, Fresno State and San Jose State … Member of Nevada’s 2015 Arizona Bowl victory team … Letter winner.
FRESHMAN (2014) - Did not see action in his first season at Nevada … Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL - From Edison High School in Fresno, Calif. ... Played football and also ran track and field ... Was a first-team all-league honoree ... As a junior 2012, was second-team all-league and earned the Coaches Award ... As a senior, rushing for 1,361 yards and 12 touchdowns as the team went 11-2 overall ... As a junior, ran for 1,180 yards and 15 touchdowns.
PERSONAL - Born Blake A. Wright ... Son of Bridget Price and William Wright ...Nickname is "Thunder" ... Is a communications major ... Was also recruited by Houston and Eastern Washington.