Drafted: Pick 7 of the 4th round by Jacksonville
Positives: Solid blocker with a muscular, compact frame...Quick to get his hands up on a defender...Has quick feet and plays with an aggressive nature...Does a solid job of getting to the second level to cut off and neutralize the linebackers...Has an explosive release off the line...Maintains his balance while absorbing the hits in traffic... Quick in and out of his breaks, displaying good concentration going up for the ball...Quick to extend his arms to haul in the high pass...Natural receiver who works hard to get open... Has the agility to sink his hips and turn upfield rapidly after the catch...Shows the leg drive and upper body power to break tackles and the acceleration to separate from the defender running down the sidelines...Knows how to use his hands to escape the press at the line of scrimmage... Does a nice job of working back towards the ball and can find the seam on deep routes.
Negatives: Shows liabilities as a blocker due to adequate strength...Does not go after the linebackers on a regular basis when called upon to block upfield for the ground game... Will try to wall and screen off the defenders, but with little success as his lack of power prevents him from gaining advantage coming off the ball... Could be used more as an H-back, as he has problems "keeping his leg" underneath him when trying to maintain position vs. the larger defenders...Needs to develop better hand usage as a blocker, as he tends to try and out-wrestle with his opponent...While he has good acceleration after the catch, he lacks the ideal speed you look for in a tight end...Needs better muscle tone.
Used mostly in two-tight end formations until taking over as the starter in his junior year...Caught 53 passes for 694 yards (13.1 avg) and seven touchdowns in 37 games.
All-Pac 10 Conference second-team selection...Started every game, finishing second on the team with 41 receptions for 568 yards (13.9 avg) and six touchdowns.
Mississippi State...Opened the season with 4 catches for 46 yards and touchdowns of 4 & 27 yards.
Fresno State...Followed with 4 receptions for 63 yards.
Portland State...Snared 4 passes for 29 yards and a 4-yard touchdown.
UCLA...Gained 62 yards on 5 catches, including a 17-yard score.
Arizona State...Had 4 receptions for a career-high 104 yards and a 50-yard touchdown and also posted a solo tackle.
Southern California...Made a pair of catches for 36 yards and a solo tackle.
Stanford...Snatched 4 passes for 41 yards and a 5-yard touchdown, adding another score on a 1-yard run while delivering a solo tackle.
Washington State...Gained 75 yards on 4 catches.
Wake Forest (Seattle Bowl)...Closed out his career with 5 grabs for 34 yards.
Reserve tight end, seeing action in every game...Caught 12 passes for 126 yards (10.5 avg) and a touchdown.
Arizona...Made 3 catches for 18 yards and a 2-yard score.
Washington State...Gained 17 yards on a pair of catches.
Arizona State...Followed with 2 receptions for 37 yards.
UCLA...Added a 22-yarder.
Colorado (Fiesta Bowl)...Had a 3-yard catch.
Saw action in every game, playing mostly in short yardage situations...Did not catch any passes.
Redshirted as a freshman.
No injuries reported.
Campus Agility Tests
4.89 in the 40-yard dash...2.81 20-yard dash...33-inch vertical jump...Bench presses 225 pounds 17 times.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
32 1/2 10 25 16 34 1/2 9'7" 7.24
Attended Sylmar (Cal.) Magnet High...Super Prep All-American, ranked as one of the best prep prospects in the Farwest and the No. 3 tight end...Caught 32 passes for 582 yards and six touchdowns as a senior in addition to recording 72 tackles from his outside line-backer post, earning five of 10 votes on the Long Beach Press-Telegrams' Best in the West list...The All-City honoree and Valley Pac-Eight League MVP also forced four fumbles, recovered two loose footballs and picked off a pair of interceptions his final season to go along with 16 quarterback sacks at defensive end.
Pre-Business major...Son of Cassandra and George Wrighster, Jr...Born George Fredrick Wrighster, III on 4/01/81 in Memphis, Tennessee...Resides in Van Nuys, California.
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG R/G GM/AVG
2000 12 00 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2001 12 00 12 126 10.5 1 25 1.00 10.50
2002 13 13 41 568 13.9 6 50 3.15 43.69
TOTAL 37 13 53 694 13.1 7 50 1.43 18.76
RUSHING STATISTICS SPECIAL TEAM TACKLES
Drafted: Pick 8 of the 4th round by Minnesota
Positives: Compactly built runner with a solid upper body frame...Very quick coming out of his stance, getting into top speed immediately...Quite sudden in his movements, gaining advantage over the defender with his juking moves...Has great field vision, easily spotting blockers down-field and seeing the rush lanes, running through the holes with awareness...Picks and slides through the inside holes at a low pad level...Changes his angles properly to reach the outside corner when the inside rush lanes are clogged... Displays fluid lateral agility and the balance to spin, plant and drive with no hesitation in order to gain additional yardage upfield...Explosive runner with the wiggle and hip swerve to break tackles down and make defenders miss...Very quick to get on the edge to outrun the pack...Sees threats well and reacts instantly when the initial rush lane is clogged... Shows surprising power in his leg drive and is capable of moving the pile.
Negatives: Appears more comfortable running on the edge than up the middle...Has to secure the ball better on his carries to prevent the costly fumble, as he carries the pigskin too loosely...Needs to polish his route running as he tends to round his cuts and looks hesitant coming back for the underneath passes...Blocking is marginal and lacks the strength to face up and sustain (shows willingness, but no technique).
Outstanding big-play runner who originally began his career at the University of Tennessee...Transferred to Oregon in 2000, sharing the running duties with Maurice Morris as a sophomore before becoming the Ducks' featured back in 2002...Gained 2199 yards with 19 touchdowns on 419 carries (5.2 avg), ranking seventh on the school's all-time rushing list...Joined Morris (2000-2001) as the only players in Oregon annals to rush for over 1000 yards twice in a career...Added 149 yards and a pair of scores on 24 catches (6.2 avg) and 534 yards with a touchdown on 20 kickoff returns (26.7 avg)...Averaged 131.0 all-purpose yards per game as a Duck...Gained 2388 yards on 450 attempts, including 23 touchdowns during his entire collegiate career.
All-Pac 10 Conference first-team selection and team Most Valuable Player...Ranked second in the conference and 14th in the nation in rushing, averaging 133.7 yards per game...Became only the fourth running back in school annals to earn first-team All-Pac 10 honors...Played in ten games, leading the team with 244 carries for 1141 yards (4.7 avg) and 12 touchdowns...His 1141 yards rank sixth on the school's season-record list...Made 13 catches for 78 yards (6.0 avg) and returned seven kickoffs for 175 yards (25.0 avg)... Averaged 139.4 all-purpose yards per game...Ran for over 100 yards in each of his first seven games.
Mississippi State...Gained 124 yards on 28 attempts, turning the ball over once on a fumble, and had a 20-yard reception.
Fresno State...Rushed 35 times for 124 yards with a pair of 2-yard touchdowns and totaled 17 yards on 2 catches.
Idaho...Followed with 18 attempts for 104 yards and scores of 3, 3 & 6 yards.
Portland State...Amassed 115 yards on 21 tries, including 25 & 3-yard touchdowns.
UCLA...Ran 25 times for 152 yards, fumbling the ball once as he also made 2 catches for 21 yards.
Arizona State...Totaled a season-high 172 yards on 27 chances with 57, 1 & 5-yard scores and returned 2 kickoffs for 31 yards, but turned the ball over on a fumble.
Southern California...Carried 19 times for 79 yards and returned 5 kickoffs for 144 yards, including a 55-yarder before leaving the game with a left knee sprain.
Stanford...Did not play (knee).
Washington State...Collected 64 yards on 25 tries before re-injuring his knee.
Washington and Oregon State...Missed the final two games of the regular season after undergoing arthroscopic left knee surgery to repair a partial cartilage tear on November 18th.
Wake Forest (Seattle Bowl)...Returned to action, gaining 62 yards on 18 carries.
All-Pac 10 Conference second-team choice as both a running back and kickoff returner... Recipient of the Len Casanova Award, given to the team's top newcomer...Named Pac-10 Conference Player of the Week vs. Washington State...Played in every game, starting the Washington State contest as he shared playing time with Maurice Morris...The duo became the first tandem in school history to both gain over 1000 yards rushing in the same season, as Onterrio led the team with 175 carries for 1058 yards (6.0 avg) and seven touchdowns...Added 71 yards and a pair of scores on eleven catches (6.5 avg) and had 13 kickoff returns for 359 yards (27.6 avg) and a touchdown.
Wisconsin...Began his Oregon career with 8 runs for 88 yards and 2 kickoff returns for 42 yards.
Utah State...Rushed 15 times for 98 yards and a 4-yard score.
Arizona...Collected 131 yards on 15 tries with 1 & 5-yard touchdowns and returned 3 kick- offs for 57 yards.
Stanford...Carried 7 times for 62 yards and returned 3 kickoffs for 147 yards, including a 96-yard touchdown.
Washington State...Exploded for a career-high 285 yards on 26 chances with 8, 41 & 22-yard touchdowns and returned 3 kickoffs for 57 yards...His 285 yards topped the previous school game-record of 249 yards by Bobby Moore vs. Utah in 1971.
Arizona State...Totaled 152 yards on 36 chances and caught 3 passes for 43 yards with a 22-yard score, but turned the ball over on a fumble.
Colorado (Fiesta Bowl)...Rushed 14 times for 51 yards, caught a 6-yard pass for a score and returned a kickoff 21 yards.
Sat out the year under NCAA transfer rules, competing on Oregon's scout team.
Saw action in eight games as a reserve halfback at the University of Tennessee...Carried 31 times for 189 yards (6.1 avg) and four touchdowns...Caught two passes for 25 yards (12.5 avg) and a score.
South Carolina...Scored on a 24-yard reception.
Kentucky...Rushed 10 times for 82 yards with 2 & 61-yard touchdowns.
Vanderbilt...Gained another 82 yards on 14 tries, including scores of 7 & 51 yards.
Suffered a left knee sprain vs. Southern California in 2002, sitting out vs. Stanford...Re-injured the knee vs. Washington State in 2002, missing the Washington and Oregon State games after undergoing arthroscopic left knee surgery to repair partially torn cartilage on November 18th.
Campus Agility Tests
4.49 in the 40-yard dash...2.61 20-yard dash...11.13 60-yard shuttle...35.5-inch vertical jump...10'0" broad jump...Bench presses 225 pounds 18 times.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
29 1/4 9 3/4 14 19
Attended Grant (Sacramento, Cal.) High...Super Prep All-American and two-time All-State pick...Set single-season school records with 3154 rushing yards and 60 touchdowns (53 rushing) as a senior and led the team to a 10-1-1 ledger...Also established career marks with 6123 yards rushing and 99 scores...Posted single-game rushing best of 373 yards against Yuma City, and claimed six touchdowns in three different games...The 1998 All-City Offensive Player of the Year and league MVP also started two years at defensive back, recording 74 tackles and four fumbles his last season.
General Studies major...Has a daughter, Onterria...Son of Terri Johnson and Raymond Smith...Born Onterrio Raymond Lloyd Smith on 12/08/80 in Sacramento, California.
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG GM/AVG