FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Following his phenomenal freshman campaign, Dante Wright has earned Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-American honors. According to Colorado State, Wright is the first true-freshman to be recognized as an FWAA Freshman All-American in program history.
Wright, who was already named a true freshman All-American by ESPN, was one of three wide receivers to be honored by some of the nation’s top football writers on Monday. The other two were Purdue’s David Bell and East Carolina’s C.J. Johnson.
In 2019, Wright came out swinging in his first season with CSU football. The Navarre, Fla., native finished 805 receiving yards, which was the third-most by any freshman in America. He also scored six total touchdowns, four receiving and two rushing, and hauled in 57 total receptions with an average of 14.1 yards per catch.
Presented since 2001, the Shaun Alexander FWAA Freshman All-America Team is voted on by a 13-person panel of nationally-prominent college football experts and represents each of the FBS conferences.
The last Ram to be honored by the FWAA in his freshman season was linebacker Cory James, who did so in 2012, after redshirting in 2011.