Sakeen Wright, WR/LB, Cleveland Gladiators
Position: Wide Receiver & Jack Linebacker
Wt: 225 lbs.
Hometown: Glassboro, New Jersey
Born: December 7, 1982
Selected 14th overall by the Cleveland Gladiators in the 2007 AFL Dispersal Draft…signed a two-year deal with the AFL’s Austin Wranglers on October 18, 2006.
Big, physical receiver with deceptive speed…will out jump defenders for the ball…moves well for his size…prototype Jack linebacker for Arena game.
In 2008, his second season in the AFL and first with the Gladiators, caught one pass for 27 yards going for a touchdown…excelled at Jack linebacker totaling 63.5 tackles (41 solo, 45 assists)…led the team in interceptions with five…returned one interception for a touchdown against the Utah Blaze in Week 2…earned ADT Defensive Player of the Game for his efforts… earned ADT Defensive Player of the Game versus the Philadelphia Soul on May 2, 2008…honored with Ironman of the Game in a win over the Orlando Predators on May 9, 2008…caught a touchdown pass (27 yards) and chipped in 8.5 tackles…in 2007, his rookie season with the Austin Wranglers, caught 11 passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns…also played Jack linebacker totaling 33.5 tackles, one interception, and one fumble return for a touchdown…was named the AFL’s Ironman of the Week for Week 8 for his performance against the New Orleans VooDoo.
Transferred to Rowan after two seasons at East Carolina University…was originally recruited as an All-American quarterback out of Glassboro High School…lettered both seasons at ECU…played quarterback, tight end, and wide receiver…two-year starter at wide receiver for Rowan…two-time All-NJAC at wide receiver…in 26 career games played at Rowan, caught 138 passes for 1,752 yards and 23 touchdowns…shares the Rowan record for touchdown receptions in a season (16, 2004)…also holds Rowan record for most passes caught in a season (74, 2005) and highest average gain per reception with 13.3 in 2004 (minimum 50 receptions)…in 2005, was named D3Football.com Pre-Season 2nd Team All-American…other honors include Football Gazette Division III All-East 3rd Team Wide Receiver, D3Football.com All-East Region 2nd Team Wide Receiver, and ECAC Division III Southeast All-Stars 1st Team Wide Receiver…in 2004, was named to the Football Gazette Division III All-East 3rd Team as a tight end.