USU football: Tay Glover-Wright signs free agent contract with hometown Atlanta Falcons
Matt Gade, Deseret News
Utah State cornerback Tay Glover-Wright signed a free agent contract with his hometown Atlanta Falcons, it was announced Saturday.
Glover-Wright becomes the seventh Utah State football player from the 2013 Mountain West Conference Mountain Division and San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl championship team to move on to the NFL as safety Maurice Alexander was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the fourth round (110th pick) and cornerback Nevin Lawson was also drafted in the fourth round (133rd pick) by the Detroit Lions, while center Tyler Larsen (Miami Dolphins), tight end D.J. Tialavea (Jacksonville Jaguars), nose guard AJ Pataiali’i (Baltimore Ravens) and linebacker Jake Doughty (Green Bay Packers) signed free agent contracts.
Glover-Wright, a 6-foot-0, 175-pounder from Smyrna, Georgia (Campbell High School/Eastern Arizona CC), played in all 14 games with 10 starts during his senior season and finished the year eighth on the team with 52 tackles (31 solo, 21 assist), while ranking second on the team with 10 pass breakups and tied for seventh with 5.0 tackles for loss. Glover-Wright also returned 19 kickoffs for 429 yards during the season, including a career-long kickoff return of 54 yards at San José State. Overall, his kick return average of 22.6 yards ranked sixth in the Mountain West and 58th in the nation. Glover-Wright also carried the ball eight times for 39 yards during the season, with a career-long rush of 19 yards against New Mexico.
As a senior, Glover-Wright recorded a career-high 11 tackles (4 solo, 7 assist), which included a career-best 2.5 tackles for loss, to go along with two pass breakups against Wyoming. He also had a career-high three pass breakups at Air Force and recorded his first career sack against Colorado State. Glover-Wright, who recovered a fumble at Utah and forced a fumble at USC, finished his career by recording 5.0 tackles for loss in his final four games.
Glover-Wright finished his two-year Utah State career playing in 27 games with 11 starts and had 69 total tackles (40 solo, 29 assist), which included 5.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack. He also recorded 10 pass breakups, forced one fumble and recovered one fumble on defense, while carrying the ball 20 total times for 105 yards (5.3 ypc) on offense.
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Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.
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