William is the Wright Man For the Job!

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One of the most productive running backs in Central Texas in 2008 was Copperas Cove's William Wright. The 5'7 170 pound junior with 4.51 speed and an impressive 295 pound bench press ran for 19 touchdowns and over 1200 yards in leading the Bulldawgs to a 13-2 record and a trip to the Class 5A Division II State Semi-Finals.

In addition to his exploits on the football field, Wright is a member of the CCHS track team and powerlifting squads. "My biggest strength is my ability to hide behind the offensive line and find the holes and that I don't go down on first contact," said Wright.

The Central Texas back is getting early looks from the likes of Kansas, LSU, Houston and TCU but Wright is quick to point out there's no favorites. "I'm keeping my options open, there's no favorites. I just want to go to school and be able to play football."

This summer William plans on attending two or three camps along with playing seven on seven for the Bulldawgs. Wright who is undecided on his major says academics will play a role in where he lands along with his willingness to be a part of a winning program.

It's been a great three year run for Cove as in 2006 and 2007 led by now Baylor QB Robert Griffin the Bulldawgs made it all the way to the Class 4A State Championship game and then last year's semi-final appearance in 5A has set the bar pretty high for 2009. "We have to take things one game at a time, but we want to go all the way and win state."

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