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"Manny" Wright signs with the San Diego Strikeforce

Updated: Nov 18, 2019

Manuel "Manny" Wright has signed with the San Diego Strikeforce of the IFL.


Manuel "Manny" Wright (6-7, 335, University of Southern California) Has signed with the San Diego Strikeforce. Wright was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the NFL’s supplemental draft in 2005 before spending time with the Buffalo Bills (2007) and then playing for the New York Giants (2007). He earned himself a ring with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII. During his era in the NFL, the California native played in 16 games and started three as he recorded six tackles with one pass deflection.


Wright spent some time applying his dominate force with the So Cal Apaches for multiple seasons, where he commanded double/triple team nearly every play. His presence instill fear amongst the Oline of opposing teams.



From 2003 to 2004, Wright attended USC where he made an appeared in 20 games and recorded 31 total tackles, five pass deflections, and two fumble recoveries. The two-time National Champion was awarded the All-Pac10 Honorable Mention for his efforts during his time at USC. Wright played his prep career at Long Beach Polytechnic High School where he recorded 237 tackles (117 solos), 41 sacks, four fumble recoveries (three forced fumbles) and 20 pass deflections during his junior and senior year.


We at the So Cal Apaches wish him the best of luck with his future endeavors as he returns back into the pro ranks with the San Diego Strikeforce.




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