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Dale Wright, Male Athlete of the Year

Dale Wright, Male Athlete of the Year

Dale selected as the Atlantic University Sport outstanding player of the year.

Wright led the AUS conference and finished third in the country with 1,030 yards rushing this season for an average of 128.8 yards per game. He is only the second Axemen in Acadia’s football history to rush over 1000 yards.

The only other Acadia player rush for over 1,000 yards is former Axemen standout Brian Walling, who posted 1,122 yards rushing during the 1986 season.

Wright also led the Atlantic conference in rushing touchdowns this season with six. He finished second in total carries with 161.

Prior to this standout season, Dale back was plagued by injury his first two seasons, playing in just one game in his 2015 rookie season and being forced to sit out last season in its entirety.

Wright's MVP nod marks the first time since 2014 that an Acadia player has been honoured as the conference's top player. Former Axemen standout Brian Jones took home the award in 2014.