2020 Mountain West Football Top 50 Players: #20, Colorado State WR Dante Wright
The Rams wide receiver broke out in 2019 and lands on our 2020 preseason list of the conference’s best players.
The future looks very bright.
The Colorado State Rams went into 2019 with a fairly strong claim on the Mountain West’s best wide receiver, but the unexpected emergence of Dante Wright, the next player on our annual countdown of the conference’s top athletes, gives them one of the best pass-catching units in the country, period, going into 2020
Wright made a splash right away in the season opener against Colorado, racking up 150 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in the Rocky Mountain Showdown, and continued to do so all season long. He finished the year starting all twelve games, the first CSU receiver to do so since Rashard Higgins in 2013, and was one of two Mountain West receivers with five catches of 50-plus yards. Unsurprisingly, he earned a spot on the FWAA Freshman All-American team after finishing 2019 with 57 catches for 805 yards, 214 rushing yards on 17 carries, and six total touchdowns.
He may not catch opponents by surprise this time around, but Wright remains a must-watch athlete with the ball in his hands and you can bet the new Rams coaching staff has spent the off-season figuring out how to do just that.