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Richard Wright

Class: R-Junior
Position: LS
Height: 6-1
Weight: 260

Previous School: Halifax County HS

Hometown: Nathalie, Va.

An Inside Look from the Coaching Staff
• Made All-America last year
• Snapped the ball as well as anyone, including NFL long snappers
• Will now be asked to block in new protection scheme
• Probably the hardest-working player on the football team
• Proving that he's a guy that we can count on

2011 (R-So.)
• Started all 11 games at long snapper
• Big South All-Conference first team LS
• College Sporting News Fabulous Fifth FCS All-America team
• Helped senior punter Mike Larsson earn Big South All-Conference first team honors
• Larsson finished his senior year with a career-best 42.8 punting average, breaking his own program record
• Due to Liberty's prolific offense, Larsson was limited to 37 punts in 11 games (3.36)
• The NCAA minimum is 3.6 punts per game to be included in the national rankings
• If eligible, Larsson would rank No. 9 in the country in punting average
• Larsson would have lead the Big South by more than 2.0 yards per punt if eligible for conference rankings

2010 (R-Fr.)
• Started every game at long snapper
• Because of Liberty's prolific offense, Liberty's punter Mike Larsson did not meet either the Big South or NCAA standard of average punts per game to qualify for rankings (averaged only 3.0 punts per game)
• If he qualified, Larsson would have led the Big South in punting by more than 2.0 yards per punt and ranked No. 13 nationally in punting average
• Larsson averaged 41.7 yards per punt in 2010, setting a new program record
• Against Big South teams, Larsson averaged 43.9 yards per punt, which is more than four yards per punt better than any other punter in the Big South Conference

2009 (Fr.)
• Redshirted

• Graduated from Halifax County High School
• Four-year letterwinner
• Voted most valuable member of the special teams unit as a senior

• Son of Vincent and Deborah Wright
• Birthday is on May 25
• Exercise science major