After graduating from Duke in 2008 with a degree in cultural anthropology, Wright spent two seasons (2008-09) on the coaching staff at Presbyterian (S.C.) College. Playing in 40 career games from 2004-07 as a wide receiver at Duke, Wright finished his career with 122 catches for 1,638 yards and nine touchdowns. On Duke's all-time charts, he ranks ninth in receiving yards, tied for 10th in pass receptions and 22nd in yards per reception (13.43). As a senior, he hauled in 56 passes for 599 yards and five touchdowns, ranking sixth in the ACC in receptions per game (4.67).
Wright helped Byrnes (S.C.) High School to consecutive 4A Division II state championships in 2002 and 2003. As a senior, he established a state single-season record with 103 pass receptions for 1,824 yards and 20 touchdowns.