Carson Wright - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 33


  • position Inside Linebacker
  • height 5-10
  • Weight 205
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Pikeville, Ky.
  • High school Pikeville

High School
• Four-year starter for head coach Chris McNance at Pikeville High School
• Helped the Panthers compile a 46-7 overall record during his prep career with three Class A state championship titles (2019, 2021 and 2022)
• Totaled a team-high 147 tackles, with 22.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles as a senior
• Also had five carries for 117 yards and two scores as a running back
• Earned first-team All-State by
• Four-year letterwinner on the track & field team as a shot put and discus thrower
• Chose Kentucky over Eastern Kentucky

• Born in Pikeville, Kentucky
• Son of Shannon and Kandi Wright
• Major is pre-management

Carson Says
• He chose Kentucky because it’s home and where he always wanted to play
• One word to describe him on the field is “physical”
• His go-to karaoke song is anything by Tyler Childers
• Besides playing football, he’s also enjoys hunting
• His favorite family recipe to make is chicken and dumplings

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