During the 2006 football
season, the Ralston Valley Mustangs of Arvada, Colorado put together a very
strong season that included handing 4A state champ Wheat Ridge their only loss.
In that 8-7 thriller that literally
came down to the last play, Cameron Wright displayed a skill set comprised of
equal parts athleticism and poise as he guided his team to the winning
score. In the state semi-finals,
Wheat Ridge exacted their revenge and took away the Mustangs chance to play for
a state title. Falling short of the
state title will surely be a strong focus point for Wright and his team as they
prepare for the approaching season.
This past spring and summer,
Wright channeled his energies to improving his already strong game. Wright ran track this spring where he
was a state qualifier in the 300 hurdles.
He also trained at the Colorado Quarterback Academy, working under Tim
Thenell and camped at Utah, Colorado and Colorado State. The hard work paid off as the 6-2 190
pound Wright lowered his forty time to 4.6 and tightened up his throwing
skills. The fact that Wright has
improved from a junior season that saw him pass for 1,274 yards and eight scores
and add 727 rush yards and three scores should make opponents and defensive
coordinators take notice. These
stats were enough to secure Wright 1st Team All-League honors as a
With Wright as the helm, and
key skill players Brandon Ribble and Sam Bierbaur returning, the Mustangs will
be a difficult team to defend and should once again make a strong run not only
in the always tough Mountain Plains League, but also in 4A football. Currently, Wright holds no offers but is
receiving Mountain West interest.
Here are highlights of Wright
from his junior season.
Coming one game short of the 4A state title game last season, Ralston Valley QB Cameron Wright has put in an off season of hard work to take his game and team to the next step.