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BHS alumnus Wright named C-USA All-Freshman

Former Brookhaven High and current Southern Miss offensive lineman Coker Wright was recently named to the Conference USA All-Freshman football team. As a true freshman, Wright was indispensable for the Eagle offensive line. Wright garnered the honor despite suffering a lower leg injury against Mississippi State. 

Wright worked back from the setback in time for conference play as the Eagles finished 7-5 overall. A versatile athlete who was also a strong defensive end in high school, Wright was a stop-gap that the USM coaches used in various spots on the line. Southern Miss next plays on Jan. 4 against Tulane at the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas.