Football

La'VellWright

  • position Running Back
  • height 6-0
  • Weight 217
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Louisville, Ky.
  • High school North Hardin

2021 – Freshman
• Redshirt season
• 2020-21 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Played in four games (ULM, New Mexico State, Louisville and Iowa)
• Totaled nine carries for 118 yards and one score … Also had a tackle
• Got his first collegiate carries in the win over New Mexico State, carrying six times for 75 yards, including a 52-yard jaunt
• Rushed three times for 43 yards in the win over Louisville, including a 41-yard jaunt for his first collegiate touchdown
• Mid-year enrollee in January 2021

High School
• A three-star prospect who ranked as the No. 12 all-purpose back nationally by Rivals.com and the No. 6 player in Kentucky
• Rated the No. 7 player in Kentucky and No. 51 running back nationally in the 247Sports Composite
• A four-year starter who rushed for 4,396 yards and 56 touchdowns at North Hardin for head coach Brent Thompson
• Also proved to be a quality pass catcher with 1,260 receiving yards and six receiving TDs during his career
• As a senior, rushed for 884 yards on 127 carries (6.96 yards per carry) with 11 touchdowns in seven games
• Named Class 6A Player of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association
• Was a second-team All-State selection by the Louisville Courier-Journal and the AP in 2019 and 2020
• Chosen for the Lexington Herald-Leader “Class of the Commonwealth” listing of the top seniors in Kentucky
• In 2019, rushed for 1,819 yards and 25 touchdowns while averaging 7.0 yards per carry
• In 2018, rushed for 1,316 yards and 17 scores
• High school teammates of current UK defensive lineman Octavious Oxendine and fellow signee Jordan Lovett
• Opted to stay home and play for the Wildcats over Maryland, Northwestern, and West Virginia

Personal
• Born in Louisville, Kentucky
• Son of Latarsha Wright and Theodore Wright
• Major is pre-communication

La’Vell Says
• Other than play in the NFL, his dream job is to be a coach
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that he has a pet lizard, Dash
• Besides playing football, he’s also good at drawing
• Three words to describe him are quiet, funny, and chill
• If he could eat only three foods for the rest of his life he would choose salmon croquettes, Fruity Pebbles, and gumbo

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