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Utah State WR Derek Wright Signs UDFA Deal With Carolina Panthers

Apr 30, 2022, 5:45 PM | Updated: 5:58 pm
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Derek Wright #8 of the Utah State Aggies hauls in a touchdown pass in front of Marshaun Cameron #26 of the Colorado State Rams during their game at Maverick Stadium October 22, 2021 at in Logan, Utah.(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Carolina Panthers have signed former Utah State wide receiver Derek Wright to an undrafted free agent deal following the 2022 NFL Draft.

Derek Wright didn’t hear his name called during the NFL Draft and will now try to make the 53-man roster in Carolina.

Wright will join the Panthers, who finished the 2021 season with a 5-12 record.

About Derek Wright

Wright started his college career with Snow College before transferring to Utah State in 2019. He played in 10 games that season, hauling in seven receptions for 102 yards and two touchdowns.

During the 2020 campaign, Wright appeared in six games with three starts, recording 11 catches for 122 yards. As a senior in 2021, Wright caught 48 passes for 789 yards and 11 touchdowns. He earned All-Mountain West honorable mention.

During his Utah State career, Wright had 66 receptions for 1,013 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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