Isaiah Wright, from Waterbury and Kingswood-Oxford, made the Washington football team’s roster on Saturday, the beginning of an NFL career.
Wright, 6 feet 2 and 220, played four years at K-O, then starred at Temple for four seasons as a receiver and kick returner, returning a kickoff for a TD against UConn in 2018. He signed with Washington as an undrafted free agent, and beat the odds to make the 53-man roster when final cuts were made Saturday at 4 p.m. His versatility is considered a key to his winning a spot.
The state players who were drafted back in April stuck with their teams.
UConn’s Matt Peart, massive offensive tackle taken in the third round by the Giants, had an impressive camp and is learning multiple positions. Another lineman, Jack Driscoll of Hand-Madison, made the Eagles final roster. He was a fourth-round pick. New London’s A.J. Dillon, who had a prolific career as running back at Boston College, won a spot in the Packers’ backfield. Green Bay drafted him in the second round.