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Utah State WR Derek Wright Signs UDFA Deal With Carolina Panthers
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.
BREAKING: Former @USUFootball WR Derek Wright (@derekwright_05) is signing with the @Panthers.#AggiesAllTheWay #LocalsInTheNFL #KeepPounding https://t.co/MuMzxvPKVk
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) April 30, 2022
Wright will join the Panthers, who finished the 2021 season with a 5-12 record.
First step is an opportunity. 💙#keeppounding https://t.co/UwKrFJdXNa
— Derek Wright (@derekwright_05) April 30, 2022
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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