August 02, 2005 15:20 ET

Montreal Alouettes: Chris Wright Dead at 32

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 2, 2005) - The Alouettes regretfully announce the passing of former wide receiver and kick return specialist Chris Wright this past weekend, at the age of 32.

In two seasons with Montreal, Wright added up more than 3,000 kick return yards, including 1,759 on 83 kickoff returns. In 1997, he accumulated 1,088 yards on 52 kickoff returns as well as 769 yards and two majors on 84 punt returns. In 1998, he returned 31 kickoffs for 671 yards and 67 punts for 625 yards. In his rookie year in 1995 with the Baltimore Stallions, he had an exceptional season returning 100 punts for 1,236 yards and three touchdowns and 41 kickoffs for 897 yards. He was named South Division's Most Outstanding Rookie.

The Alouettes wish their condolences to the family and friends of Chris Wright. Anyone wishing to send a donation can do so to the attention of his mother: Chris Ann Wright, 5089 Knights Ferry, Valdosta, Georgia 31601.

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