Florida junior safety Wright announces intentions to enter draft

Florida junior safety Major Wright announced his intention to declare for the 2010 NFL Draft and forego his final year of eligibility, according to a press release from the university.

"I enjoyed my time in Gainesville, they were some of the best years of my life," Wright said. "Beyond winning championships, I will take with me some great memories of personal friendships from my teammates and lessons learned from the coaching staff. I will always be a Gator and look forward to watching them play from the sidelines in the future."

"Major will be missed in our secondary and by his teammates," said head coach Urban Meyer. "He was a physical player who had a presence on the football field and was someone our players looked up to and gravitated to. They enjoyed being around him both on and off the field.

"We wish him the best of luck."

In his three years at UF, Wright was part of two SEC Eastern Division-winning teams, including the 2008 National and SEC Champions.

He finished his collegiate career with 165 tackles, 10 passes defended, eight interceptions, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 41 games played.

This past season, the 6-foot, 204-pound defender tied for second on the Gators with three interceptions and registered 32 tackles, 28 of which were solo. In his final appearance for the Orange and Blue, Wright notched four tackles and broke up a pass in UF's 51-24 victory over Cincinnati in the 2010 Allstate Sugar Bowl. He made a key pick in the fourth quarter at Mississippi State at the one-yard line and totaled a season-high eight tackles in the SEC Championship Game.

The NFL Draft will be held April 22-24 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

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