Alexander Wright (’94) – Soccer
Alex Wright enters the hall of fame in the sport of soccer. But it very well could be football or even volleyball. We was a standout in all three.
In fact, Alex is the first and only athlete in the history of Columbus to letter all four years in two major sports – he did that in soccer and football.
In soccer, Alex was a four year starter and letterman. He became the only soccer player from Columbus to be named first team All-Dade all four years. He was also first team all-state three years.
As a sophomore, he led the county in scoring with 24 goals and by the time he graduated he held Columbus records for career goals and assists. Amaziningly, he scored 54 goals in four years.
Alex also played four years of varsity football — as a freshman he was the punter and kicker. The next two years, he played wide receiver and defensive back while still punting and kicking. And, in his senior year, Alex took over for the graduated Brian Griese and became the team’s starting quarterback. He ended the season by being named first team All-Dade by the Miami Herald.
Alex went on to the Air Force Academy where he played football for three years. He kicked and punted for the Air Force.
After graduation from the academy, Alex entered pilot training and today serves in the United State Air Force. He flew in tonight from Kirgizstan, where he is stationed at Manas Air Base. Currently, Alex is flying missions out of Kirgizstan that support our U-S ground troops in Afghanistan.