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Five Fast Facts: Matthew Wright

Learn more about kicker Matthew Wright in this edition of Five Fast Facts.

1. The Steelers signed Wright earlier this offseason. It marks his fourth stint with the team, after he originally signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft.

2. Wright returned to the Steelers in 2020, signing to the practice squad and then being a gameday elevation. He played in three games, connecting on four of four of his field goal attempts, with a long of 46 yards, and was seven for seven on extra point attempts. The Steelers signed Wright to the 53-man roster off the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad in 2022 while Chris Boswell was dealing with an injury. Wright played in four games, hitting 12 of 14 field goal attempts, with a long of 52 yards, and was seven for seven on extra point attempts.

3. Since entering the league, he has spent time with the Steelers, Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers. He saw his most extensive playing time in 2021 with the Jaguars, appearing in 14 games and connecting on 21 of 24 field goal attempts, including a 56-yarder. He also connected on 13 of 15 extra point attempts.

4. Wright played college football at the University of Central Florida where he holds the records for most points in a career, field goals made, and extra points. He is tied for the record for all-time field goal percentage (.774%).

5. Played high school football at Lampeter-Strasburg High School in the Lancaster, Pa area where was a placekicker and punter. In addition, he played soccer where he was a Lancaster Newspapers Fall All-Star.