Pirates Re-sign OL Chasz Wright – Presented by Phoenix Communications, Inc.

By: Mick Moninghoff
Pirates Writer
December 12, 2021

WORCESTER, MA – The Massachusetts Pirates, Champions of the Indoor Football League, have re-signed offensive lineman Chasz Wright for the 2022 season.

Wright, 6’7” 320 lbs., started three games for the Pirates in 2021 and all were victories. In a 42-37 win over the Louisville Xtreme on Phoenix Field at the DCU Center, he opened holes for running back Justin Stockton who gained 67 yards on 15 carries with two rushing touchdowns. He also kept Pirates QB Alejandro Bennifield “clean” as he was 11 of 20 for 122 yards passing with two touchdowns and no sacks.

In a home win, 43-38 over the Bismarck Bucks, he enabled Bennifield to go 12 of 20 for 214 with five passing touchdowns without a sack, and in a 51-16 win at Northern Arizona, Wright blocked for quarterback Sean Brackett who was 12 of 20 for 127 yards and four touchdowns.

The Woodbridge, VA, native, who has a degree in telecommunications, played in 48 career games for the Nittany Lions and signed with the Buffalo Bills in 2019, taking part in their rookie minicamp.

While playing in Happy Valley, Wright blocked for two future NFL running backs in Miles Sanders and Saquon Barkley. Nine of Wright’s 16 career starts came in 2017 as a redshirt-junior when he helped PSU to a victory over Washington in the Fiesta Bowl. In 2016 as a sophomore, he appeared in all 14 games and started in Penn State’s victory over Wisconsin to win the Big Ten championship, and also earned a start vs. USC in the Rose Bowl.

The 2021 United Bowl Champions; Massachusetts Pirates are members of the Indoor Football League (IFL). The Pirates play all home games at Phoenix Field at the DCU Center located at 50 Foster St. Worcester, MA, 01608. For more information on the Massachusetts Pirates please call (508)452-MASS (6277), email contact@masspiratesfootball.com or visit http://www.masspiratesfootball.com. For 2022 season, half-season, luxury, or group ticket packages please call 508-452-MASS (6277) or visit http://www.masspiratesfootball.com/tickets. Follow the Pirates on Facebook via Facebook.com/MAPirates, Instagram @mass.pirates, and Twitter @mass_pirates.

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