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Former Houston receiver Elmo Wright Named to College Football Hall of Fame

Elmo Wright, who played with the Cougars for three seasons from 1968 to 1970, was among 17 players and two coaches named to the 2020 College Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday morning, making him the fourth Houston player to join the illustrious group.

Wright, a consensus All-American in 1970, holds two NCAA records from his 1968 season, which were for most touchdown receptions of 50 yards or more in a season with eight, and highest average per touchdown catch in a season with an average of 56.1 yards per score.

Wright also earned Academic All-American honors in 1969, owns five Houston records, which are all-purpose career average yards per play (21.