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#36 Dixon Wright
Position: Placekicker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Crossnore, N.C.
High School: Avery County
Experience: 2 Letters
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At JMU: Fourth-year Duke who is the team’s probable starter at placekicker... improved throughout the spring practice period and is a kicker with good range, said kickers coach Clayton Matthews.

2009: Was the team’s kicker during the year, hitting on 10-of-13 field goal attempts and 26-of-28 point after tries during the season... hit both field goal attempts, including a season long of 45, and all five PATs for a season-best 11 points in the season-finale win over Towson... also hit both field goal tries and two PATs in the home win over Maine... had three field goals beyond 40 yards on the year... had 24 kickoffs for a 54.6 yard average and three touchbacks on the season.. Had two touchbacks on five kickoffs in the win at Liberty.

2008: As a redshirt freshman was used as the team’s kickoff specialist for five games through the middle portion of the season when senior placekicker Jason Pritchard was slowed by injury... averaged 57.5 yards on 31 kickoffs in games vs. Massachusetts, Appalachian State, Maine, Hofstra, and Delaware.

High School: As an Avery County senior was league Special Teams Player of the Year... First-Team All-State by NCPreps... academic All-State... eighty percent of his kickoffs went for touchbacks and hit on eight of 12 field goal tries and on 90 of 94 conversion kicks during his junior and senior years... all-league in football twice and in baseball three times and lettered in basketball.

Personal: Computer information systems major... CAA All-Academic honoree... received JMU’s team academic award for second-year players.