Overview
DeAndre Wright is a cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings. He was selected with the 200th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Wright played four seasons at New Mexico, where he was a three-time All-Mountain West selection. Wright is 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighs 193 pounds. His first name is pronounced dee-AHN-dray.
Prep Career
Wright was a running back and defensive back at Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, MD. He rushed for 1,363 yards and 16 TD as a senior, earning all-county honors.
College Career
After redshirting the 2004, Wright debuted as a safety in 2005. He started six of 11 games, finishing with 46 total tackles (6.0 for loss), 4.0 sacks and an interception. As a sophomore, Wright earned all-conference honors for the first time, as a second team selection. He led the Mountain West with 14 passes defended, including a team-high four interceptions. He followed that up in 2007 with a first team All-MWC selection, finishing his junior year with 12 passes defended, including three interceptions, both team highs. Wright's senior season was slowed with shoulder injuries. He injured his right shoulder against BYU then dislocated his left shoulder against Utah. However, he missed just one game (against UNLV), returning for the season finale against Colorado State. After the season, Wright underwent shoulder surgery, causing him to miss the postseason All-Star games.
NFL Career
Wright was selected in the sixth round (200th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Before the 2009 season, Wright signed a contract with New York. Terms were not disclosed.

Wright was waived by the Giants on Sept. 5, 2009, but re-signed to the team's practice squad three days later. He was waived on Sept. 15, 2009. The Detroit Lions added Wright to their practice squad on Sept. 29, 2009. He was waived on Oct. 14, 2009. On Dec. 15, 2009, Wright joined the practice squad of the Minnesota Vikings.
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