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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Quron Wright to walk-on at UMass

By Brendan C. Hall

Former Holy Name star running back Quron Wright, one of the most decorated rushers in Central Massachusetts history, announced this afternoon on his Twitter account that he will be heading to UMass this fall as a preferred walk-on.

The 5-foot-6, 160-pound Wright did a post-graduate season this past fall at Worcester Academy, after a decorated career at Holy Name. He was a finalist for ESPNBoston.com's annual "Mr. Football" award in 2012 after totaling 3,199 yards from scrimmage and 38 touchdowns for the Naps, who reached the postseason for an unprecedented eighth consecutive year.

Wright, a Worcester resident, is the Central Mass. region's all-time leading rusher with 5,891 yards and 84 touchdowns. He was also dangerous on special teams, totaling 2,659 return yards and seven kickoff returns for his career.